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AT&T Expedites Cellular One Retail Store Rebranding

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Dec 6, 2007, 1:14 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T is not wasting any time in rebranding Dobson's Cellular One stores to AT&T stores. Starting Sunday, December 9, more than 200 Cellular One stores in 16 states will be stocked with AT&T's current lineup of handsets and new exterior and interior signs will mark the stores at AT&T outlets. The Cellular One web site with be altered to redirect customers to AT&T's wireless site. Cellular One customers will be able to switch to AT&T plans with no upgrade or activation fees.

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MasterGeek

Dec 31, 2007, 10:47 AM

Companion Lines

I hope this hasn't already been posted, I didn't notice it. My fiancee has cellular one and one of her friends had a companion line through her. We went in to switch my fiancee over to AT&T the other day and set her up with a new phone and found that we could opt out and start a new contract, but the companion line can't be removed, period. They wouldn't let her drop it without charging an early termination fee. Anyone know why you could opt out/create a new contract with AT&T, but have no choice but to keep a companion line they don't wish to have under the new program? I'm confused.
Austiniter

Dec 7, 2007, 7:55 AM

AT&T & CELLULAR ONE ACQUISITION (RATES)

Friends of mine within AT&T says that the Dobson Cellular One rate plans will be going away for Cellular One subscribers after their contracts ends, however the $99.99 UNLIMITED RATE PLAN will still be honored month-to-month after a customer's $99.95 contract ends. This is due because AT&T Wireless a few years ago marketed the AT&T WIRELESS ONERATE plan which was $99.99 per month, and AT&T still has this rate plan in their internal billing whereby they will honor this rate I'm told. AT&T Wireless tried to terminate the $99.99 ONE RATE PLAN years ago but customers complained and threatened to just leave AT&T, thus reason AT&T kept the rate plan.
Yeah, too bad their unlimited data + messaging plan is a GD joke compared to CellOne's.
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chainmail311

Dec 8, 2007, 2:01 PM

FEES!

I hope they do that no change fee with Edge as well. That will win over MANY hearts.
BigShowJB

Dec 7, 2007, 10:51 AM

when your Dobson contract ends

will you still be able to stay on that old plan if you want to upgrade? Or will your new DeathStar phone require an Imperial plan?

Because I have a lot of SmellOne customers in my area on the $55 unlimited plan. And will Cell One custys be able to opt out of their current plan after the switch?
Yea, can we opt out?? What if I don't agree with the terms of service?
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If you want a new AT&T phone, you must sign a new contract and select an AT&T plan. You cannot have a CellularOne phone on an AT&T plan or have an AT&T phone on an CellularOne plan.

Also, you don't have to wait until your contract is done to switch...
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My friend at AT&T tells me that if you UPGRADE your phone that you will have to switch plans, however if you don't upgrade you will be able to keep your $50/Unlimited State plan until the 2 year contract period ends. After 2 years you will have to sw...
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johnnycashak

Dec 6, 2007, 6:11 PM

No fees...

... but according to their own website, if you switch over to an AT&T plan, you'll have to also buy a new AT&T branded phone for some reason. I contacted customer support, and they confirmed that even if your cellone handset is of a same make and model that AT&T currently sells, you're still required to purcahase a new phone. Why your current phone couldn't just be reflashed with AT&T firmware by a technician was explained to me as a hardware limitation, which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

So much for AT&T being "the most open network in the country." Bah. I miss CellOne already.
Probably because most stores wouldn't have the hardware or software to flash phones. Now if they would just unlock it for you, it'd be easier.

They probably want people to get a new phone to sign a new contract.
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