AT&T Buys Dobson Communications
Jun 29, 2007, 5:57 PM by (staff)
AT&T today announced they have purchased Dobson Communications, which operates the Cellular One network in most regions. AT&T will buy Dobson for $13 per share, as well as assuming the regional carrier's debt, which will cost the nation's largest carrier about $5.1 billion total. Dobson was first rumored to be for sale earlier this week, making this a very fast or at least well guarded acquisition. The companies have not announced when they expect the buyout to be complete.
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Are Dobson customer's going to lose their rate plans when we go with AT&T
I know AT&T will not retain Cell One's statewide unlimited plans do to roaming. I will make sure I get some bonus minutes I don't think AT&T will do this.
The comprable plan is 1350 min plan for 79.99. 1500 for 50.00 do you see the problem that AT&T is going to come across. Any AT&T reps know if AT&T are going to make former Dobson customer give up their awesome plans. I don't care if they don't give me rollover I average 1000 minutes a month. What do you think are Cell One customer's going to lose...
This solves part of the EON problem
Why does at&t NEED to buy customers?
Have they been planning this?
I'm still hoping AT&T will end up being the company taking over the GSM part of Alltel, and with no GSM customers, there should be no regulatory hurdles to pass for that.
what disappoints me...
I work for an independent Cell One dealer and found out about the buyout on the news - we weren't told anything about this at all beforehand, and I'm sure the buyout is going to have a huge effect on everyone! Customers are going to have an awful lot of questions about the future after finding out about this in the news, and as a dealer we have no answers yet. Very frustrating, and a very bad move for Dobson.
2-How long before AT&T buys all and becomes bankrupt? They keep paying serious cash just to beat T-Mobile at exclusives, and by buying small carriers.
I don't know why T-Mobile just sits there watching AT&T move ahead of them.
I was raised in Alaska, and I can tell you right now that cell companies do not make money in most rural parts of the nation. T...
Scratching my head and puzzled.
What about the PHONES????
Southwestern Bell bought Ameritech, SNET, Pacific Telesis, then merged thier wireless with that of BellSouth into Cingular, which then bought AT&T Wireless, then SBC bought AT&T, chagning its name to AT&T, then bought BellSouth into AT&T, and of course, Cingular into AT&T.
Now, CellularOne was joint venture of SBC and McCaw Communications (which would later become AT&T Wireless), joined by SNET, and some other A-side cellular companies, and in I think 1998 or 1999, Western Wireless joined in. When SBC/BellSouth merged their wireless into Cingular, CellularOne became the property of West...
The two get confused all the time, but as I found out when I was transfered to Abilene TX, and thought I could keep my current Cellular One c...