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Cingular Completes Public Phase of AT&T Wireless Takeover

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Nov 15, 2004, 10:41 AM   by (staff)

updated  Just three weeks after officially acquiring AT&T Wireless, Cingular today announced the launch of the "new" Cingular throughout the U.S.. Last night, while stores were closed, more than 14,000 employees across the U.S. performed an after-hours makeover of more than 1,000 former AT&T Wireless locations. Each store now has a full inventory of Cingular phones, accessories and signage. Another approximately 10,500 agent locations will be converted in the coming months. AT&T Wireless phones and plans are no longer being sold in company stores, nor on the attwireless.com website. Employees throughout the U.S. have completed more than 2.2 million man-hours of new training to ensure a smooth transition.

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nokia8265

Nov 17, 2004, 8:34 AM

how long till my phone says cingular

part of the suncom crowd here. just wondering when my phone will actually read cingular in the alpha tag.
As of right now the tag is reading something like this att-cingular
I dont know when thats going to change but as of right now thats whats going on!
it wont. Suncom is actually being kept separate from Cingular.
VOLVORacr

Nov 16, 2004, 1:32 AM

IMPORTANT: ALL FORMER ATTWS CUSTOMERS

Please stop calling and blaming all of your issues on this merger. Just because your mamma can't reach you, cause your phone is off. Please turn your phone on and tell her to stop calling.
Total waste of internet on that post.! pure waste
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Brice

Nov 15, 2004, 12:42 PM

Leave Cingular Blue??

I was looking at the connect plans and phones today,
for me I see no incentive to drop my current plan that
was with AT&T.

RIght now I have 400 min and 200 bonus min for life if I don't
change my plan, thats 600 a month for 39.99.

With this comes free incoming messages, #121 service included and unlimited mobile to mobile, the Cingular "regional" plans don't offer M2M.

BTW, I have a regional plan at the moment, I never leave
Massachusetts, if I did my reletives would hide and I couldn't find them anyway.

Even though Cingular can't come close to what I have
I admit, there is a temptation to jump over, but I'd be losing too much and not gaining a thing.

I'd have to have my service cut off until my phone came in the mail, pa...
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First of all, you do not have to jump if you don't want to, but be aware that in the future when you want or need to upgrade your phone you will have no choice. A Cingular plan and Cingular phone must go together, so there will be no way to upgrade y...
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I have not seen the new plans Cingular has. My min about the same as yours. I have Nation Wide plan with ATTWS. Cool
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corporate

Nov 16, 2004, 4:29 PM

Cingular and AWS sites are gettin' hit HARD

You can barely view any rate plan or phone information on either site, you get an error half the time.

It's cool that everybody wants to tranfer to Cingular (it's going as Cingular planned), but obviously they didn't plan for this kind of traffic.



Same old, same old.
You're right. I work for an AWS business call center and we're only supposed to receive calls from business customers. Some sales reps were giving consumer customers the direct number to us... Yesterday we received an extra 900,000 calls to our "mer...
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corporate said:
You can barely view any rate plan or phone information on either site, you get an error half the time.

It's cool that everybody wants to tranfer to Cingular (it's going as Cingular planned), but obviously they di
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cingularDUDE

Nov 17, 2004, 5:41 AM

THINKING ABOUT SWITCHING TO CINGULAR???

GOTO A COMPANY STORE NEAR YOU AND TELL THEM YOU WORK FOR HOME DEPOT THEY WILL GIVE YOU 20% OFF YOUR MONTHLY BILL AND 30% OFF YOUR PHONE
cingularDUDE said:
GOTO A COMPANY STORE NEAR YOU AND TELL THEM YOU WORK FOR HOME DEPOT THEY WILL GIVE YOU 20% OFF YOUR MONTHLY BILL AND 30% OFF YOUR PHONE


Okay, two things.

1. You can't just claim that you work ...
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CyberMoto

Nov 15, 2004, 7:24 PM

Cingular web site

Can't access. anyway to run a new business. Sad
Invader J

Nov 15, 2004, 11:15 AM

Huh, Denver?

They talk an awful lot about Denver though language regarding 'nationwide' is included. Very poorly worded PR. But, good to see that they're taking the transition quite seriously. Now if they started rolling out W-CDMA I might consider moving over. Laughing
It's the only official press release I could find at press time. I have no idea why there isn't a national press release yet.

I think they wanted to highlight Denver because it's a new market for them. Cingular didn't exist there until they bought ...
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