AT&T and CWA Bash FCC Over T-Mobile Lay-Offs
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AT&T Agrees to Pay $25 Million Over Privacy Debacle
AT&T today agreed to pay the FCC a fine of $25 million in order to settle an investigation into consumer privacy violations at its call centers. The data breaches, which took place in early 2014, exposed the personal data of some 280,000 AT&T customers at call centers in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines.
shame on you, at&t
I searched for Cingular job losses on Google. Guess what I found? An article from 2004 where the CEO of Cingular details 7,000 jobs being cut due to the MERGER of Cingular and at&t!! So, yeah, 2 can play at the what if
FCC Strikes Back
"Later Friday evening, the FCC responded with a short statement that basically said that AT&T's own confidential documents relating to the deal had projected job losses. With that comment, the FCC was saying that even had the agency green lit the deal, there still would have been layoffs anyway. And to make matters worse for AT&T, redacted documents belonging to the mobile operator show that had the merger gone through, AT&T would have eliminated more than the 3,300 employees affected by T-Mobile's call center closing."
They directly employ about 40,000. However, the numbers they outsource are hidden. Why is that?
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2009/0 ... »
http://www.contactcenter2011.com/files/Sprint-Merced ... »...
It's Very Simple
If AT&T tolr the truth it would read...
Many more jobs would have been lost if the merger went through due to closing stores where there was both AT&T and T-Mobile in the same mall or area. We kept many more jobs including many higher paying store management jobs and independent resellers are still around because T-Mobile is still around.
Stay classy, AT&T--
Don't Know Who ATT Thinks They're Fooling
watch tmobile raise prices!
tmobile can raise price with or without merger!
Dont be fooled!
Let's play the what if game...
1900 jobs would have been cut PLUS an additional 3000.
I like my prediction more than AT&Ts because it uses common sense and logic.