AT&T and T-Mobile team up to serve customers affected by Sandy

AT&T and T-Mobile team up to serve customers affected by Sandy
Hurricane Sandy inflicted damage on New York and New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy inflicted damage on New York and New Jersey

They were almost bound together by a merger, but now AT&T and T-Mobile are coming together out of necessity. In the New York-New Jersey area, where Hurricane Sandy did her thing, communication by cellular service remains difficult. AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to allow whichever of the two carriers is operational in certain areas, to carry calls made by customers of the other company without any additional charges. Even if a customer's phone indicates that they are on the other carrier's network, there will be no extra costs applied to the call.

Because both carriers use the GSM technology, this arrangement can be made. We have to say that we know what it is like to not have a cellular signal in the aftermath of a hurricane and those in the New York-New Jersey area are lucky to have these two carriers working together for the good of the community.There is no world on how long this arrangement will continue for.

Last year, AT&T offered to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion but regulators objected to the deal and AT&T eventually backed away from the planned acquisition.

source:AT&T, T-Mobile

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7 Comments

1. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Fair enough. Usually carries do this on the time of needs

2. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Well that is a nice gesture for them to do.

3. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Whatever makes them money in the long run... I hope you didnt think this was anything more then a publicity stunt... Ohh they helped in the aftermath, they must be great carriers! Yes, my view on humanity is jaded, it happens when you live with humans long enough.

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Wow negative much? The bottom line is its a nice thing to do.

7. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Wow, we know who to label as the negative nancy of this website now and put on ignore

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

so basically they arent charging their customers roaming fees. This shouldnt affect very many people differently, roaming fees are pretty much dead when it comes to newer rate plans unless its international.

5. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Too bad im not w. either .Verizon and Sprint need to fix their cell towers up here asap

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