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FCC stops the clock on it's review of AT&T's acquisition of Alltel, as it awaits more information

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Aug 2013, 21:22

Last January, AT&T announced that it was buying Alltel for $780 million; as the FCC nears the end of its 180 day review period, the Feds have called a time out and have stopped the clock. It seems that the agency has some questions about how AT&T plans on having some of Alltel's customers make the transition to the nation's second largest carrier...

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 22:03

1. Blazers (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

The feds loved Cingular back in the Bush admin days, now they seem to hate them during the current administration hahaha

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 23:00

2. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Unless im overlooking something this looks like a pretty easy fix! Offer them the gophone 60.00 smartphone plan. I took a glance at alltels website and there prepaid starts at 45.00 for just talk & text with data starting at 15.00 extra for just 250 mb's and 2 gb which is what you would get with ATT is 25.00 extra. So again whats the major prob?? Offer them gophone! Same Att nationwide network as postpaid gets. Which is great. I have it & am satisfied using an unlocked Tmobile phone right now.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 23:09

3. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Unless the Alltel customer only wants talk & text, Well At&t GoPhone plan is only 5.00 more. Again I think there are more serious issues.. If they really make a stink they could just match the price.

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