So if you find yourself on a game show, or if you are just settling a bet at the bar, remember that as of this Friday, AT&T has been replaced as this nation's largest cellular carrier by Verizon. Can you hear me? What about now?
2. The Doc (Posts: 122; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
We have a motto going now..."Take the Best to Biggest!" Hopefully, Alltel customers will be able to transition easily into Verizon Wireless.
14. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I believe you mean TAKING the best to the biggest.
3. iff2mastamatt (unregistered)
I can't wait until AT&T acquires Sprint, and Verizon acquires T- Mobile.
4. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
The FCC might have something to say about that. Besides can you imaging what rates would be like if there were only two nation wide carriers to pick from?
5. vzw big red (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jan 2009)
Why would AT&T acquire Sprint which is a CDMA network, and why would Verizon acquire T Mobile which is a GSM network! That makes no sense at all man! Think about this stuff before you write it.
6. cartman (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Umm.. wouldnt it be easy for Verizon to get Sprint, ATT to get T-Mo? And then it would be Ma Bell vs. well, technically another Bell regional?
8. baileyboy (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Jan 2009)
That would be really stupid because that technologies don't match.
7. ddripp (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
that's exactly what's going to happen in near future it will only be two carriers to choose from. it realy looks like ATT vs VZW at the end of the day. what a battle US as customers gonna have to pay.
9. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Verizon is number 1 because of coverage. How many years in a row has VZW been the number 1 in coverage according to JD power and associates?
10. Jyakotu (Posts: 829; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Okay, so Verizon is going to be the #1 US carrier for the U.S. on Friday. But, how many Alltel customers will actually stay? I mean, I sure those 13 million Alltel customers would've chosen Verizon in the first place. And I hope it doesn't just become AT&T vs. Verizon in the future. There's a reason why monopoly is bad.
11. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
i think the 4 carriers are just fine alone..in terms of coverage: verizon, gayt&t, sprint, tblowble. i definitly think vz should improve their phone lineup tho... 146,000 fans and counting on fb :-)
12. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
To #17... many people forget that VZW used to be a part of Alltel before Verizon Communications and Vodafone took over. Take a look at Alltel's phone lineup....damn near everything happens to be something that VZW already has or has had. Even the Motorola Rant is virtually a carbon copy of the UT Starcomm Blitz. So customers should really have no problem transitioning to Verizon. I really think the My Circle thing was good for customers but bad for Alltel. For that low a price, they couldn't charge for anything ... especially for the My Circle 10 and up plans. Think about it; how many people do you associate with on a regular basis? For most people it's about 10 or less. So those plans did them in. As far as a monopoly, I don't think that will happen. This time next year, Verizon and AT&T will be using LTE technology anyways. T-Mobile is a "maybe" and Sprint is already using WiMax. With most of Europe already committing to LTE as well, this could bode well for customers as far as CHOICE is concerned. I do agree with some of the posts that the "biggest" doesn't necessarily mean the "best" or "number 1". Verizon will be the biggest, but in my opinion, they are the best simply because of one statistic..... CHURN RATE. They constantly have the lowest in the industry. Numbers don't lie... if you have a low churn rate percentage, that means customers are staying with you for a good reason.
13. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)
Thats all fine and dandy. Att will make their comeback. verizon was the biggest already before and then att/cingular merged. I think it will go back and forth for quite some time in the next couple of years.
15. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
Honestly, I want them ALL to be big. Competition is nice and fun. It also gives the customer choices. If I had my way, I would keep the big four: VZW, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. But Sprint had better get on the ball. There is a major leak on their ship and it's sinking fast.
16. TheKing (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
how about buying stock for vzw?? can you buy stock for them? that would be a good idea before friday
18. icarus (Posts: 24; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
You hjave to buy stock in Verizon, there's no specific VZW stock.. why do you think Verizon landline hasn't tanked yet? VZW is keeping them afloat