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AT&T Will Fold Aio Wireless into Cricket After Acquisition

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Oct 19, 2013, 8:52 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T has indicated that it will close its brand new Aio Wireless brand if it successfully acquires Leap Wireless. Leap owns and operates Cricket, and AT&T announced plans to acquire the pre-paid operate earlier this year. AT&T said through FCC filings that it would effectively merge its Aio Wireless operations with those of Cricket and continue to offer pre-paid services under the Cricket brand. Earlier this year, AT&T said to the FCC, "Aio still faces significant challenges to establish nationwide retail distribution, build brand recognition, and develop a significant customer base." It followed that statement this week by saying, "After the transaction's close, AT&T intends to combine the nascent operations of Aio with Leap's existing operations under the Cricket brand name."

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Oct 19, 2013, 11:54 AM

Wonder which plans they'll keep?

Well...obviously, I think...the more expensive ones

Oct 20, 2013, 10:35 AM

just say no

AT&T should not be allowed to buy more of its competition. We need more choices not fewer..
If Leap/Cricket isn't acquired by someone, the company will not survive. Look at it's financial's. It's clear as day.
How come people are so concerned about increasing the number of carriers but don't seem to care about increasing the number of platforms? So many of the people saying at&t and Verizon shouldn't be allowed to buy other companies are the same ones chee...
In any form of competition there is a loser. That's how capitalism works. Capitalism doesn't work when you don't let competition work and that includes loser losing.
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