T-Mobile sets up Q&A page about AT&T acquisition
posted by Michael H. / Jun 07, 2011, 11:05 AM
Concerning 3G/4G compatibility of hardware, T-Mobile says that they will not be changing their network, so everything will work fine. However, they cannot speak to what AT&T will do, though they assure customers that the AT&T CEO has said that those types of changes will happen over time. The same answer is used in regards to non-contract customers: nothing will change until the acquisition, but after that it is up to AT&T.
Many of the other answers can be boiled down to a rote response of: The acquisition will take 12 months, and until then T-Mobile and AT&T are separate companies. Unfortunately, these stock responses don't help in answering the real questions that customers have in regards to how things will change after AT&T takes over. Current contracts will be honored, but there are no solid answers as to what will happen when those contracts expire, or how unlimited data plans will convert to AT&T.
We'll keep an eye out for any real answers, and bring them to you.
source: T-Mobile Newsroom
The website should just say: "Don't worry...AT&T will royally screw this up like every other acquisition that they have made. Please find yourself another service provider while you still have a chance. If you enjoy cheap UNLIMITED plans, please visit Walmart for a Straight Talk device and plan. Thanks for being a loyal customer!".
posted on Jun 07, 2011, 12:11 PM 1
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Any customers that stay will be screwed, AT&T won't honor anything T-Mobile has put in place for customers, hopefully anyone that wants out can get let out of their contract for free so they can go to another carrier if they want.
posted on Jun 07, 2011, 1:58 PM 1
Don't you know whose towers/service Walmart's Straight Talk runs on? T-Mobile... Which will be AT&T... Sorry bud but your SOL if you want GSM but not AT&T in the states.
posted on Jun 07, 2011, 4:53 PM 0
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I won't really complain about this, I have AT&T using an iPhone, and have no complaints at all with either, of course, lower prices are ALWAYS better, but 140 for 2 smartphones with unlimited data is pretty koo IMO, thats what I use the most, texting and data, so im good without the need for an unlimited talk plan lol
posted on Jun 07, 2011, 6:02 PM 0
Probably will keep the same aspects as the recent Alltel customer acquisition. They kept their alltel plans, had phones sent for free, and haven't had to change the plan even though they've upgraded with new 2yr commitment. So if it's anything like that, you T-Mo subscribers have nothing to worry about. And also if it is like that, then it would be to your benefit to get a T-Mobile account set up before they take ATT and get a cheap bill
posted on Jun 08, 2011, 10:21 AM 0
For clarification: Straight Talk only used Verizon and AT&T towers; (in the commercials it says it uses the top leading providers in America) And plus...T-Mobile's "truly unlimited" plan isn't unlimited when it notes the 2 GB limit at the bottom of the screen.
posted on Jun 08, 2011, 10:37 AM 0
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