AT&T Finalizes Iusacell Acquisition
AT&T today said it has finalized its purchase of Iusacell, Mexico's third-largest wireless network operator. Mexico's regulatory bodies approved the deal in December. Iusacell offers wireless service under its own name and the Unefon brand name. It has 9.2 million subscribers, but covers about 70% of Mexico's population of 120 million. AT&T has gained the subscribers, spectrum licenses, network assets, and retail operations of Iusacell as part of the deal. AT&T said it plans to expand Iusacell's network to cover more Mexicans and sees the acquisition as a long-term growth opportunity. AT&T has a leadership team ready to lead Iusacell's operations in Mexico City.
AT&T Finalizes Nextel Mexico Acquisition
AT&T today said it has completed its acquisition of Nextel Mexico. Nextel Mexico covers 76 million customers across the country.
AT&T Rebranding Mexico's Iusacell and Nextel to AT&T
AT&T has begun rebranding its Iusacell and Nextel properties in Mexico under the AT&T name. Moving forward, people who visit Iusacell and Nextel stores will be buying AT&T Unidos service plans (Unidos con Todo and Unidos a tu Manera, respectively).
AT&T: Free Mobile Roaming in Mexico Starts Friday
AT&T is prepared to make it less expensive for customers to roam in Mexico. The new AT&T Mexico Roaming Bonus is available to all Mobile Share Value customers beginning Friday at no extra cost.
Verizon Extends Unlimited Mexico, Canada Roaming to Go Plans
Verizon Wireless today said subscribers to its Verizon Go Unlimited plan will soon be able to bring their unlimited calls, texts, and data with them when roaming in Mexico and Canada at no extra cost. Go Unlimited subscribers may also place unlimited calls from the U.S.
Well that was quick!
Now let's see how this plays out for us mexicanos.