Cingular Merger Final
Oct 26, 2004, 12:06 PM by (staff)
Cingular today announced that its planned acquisition of AT&T Wireless was executed this morning, officially creating the new largest wireless carrier in the country, with 46 million customers. The deal has received all necessary government approval. As a first step for customers, Cingular will now start opening access to both GSM networks to all customers without roaming charges, and allow unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls to any Cingular or AT&T Wireless customer. Customers of both companies will be able to continue using their current phones, rate plans and features, without any interruption. Cingular will soon start communicating additional transition information to customers through advertising and direct communications channels. The company will continue to be headquartered in Atlanta, and the new executive team was also announced today. As a condition of FCC approval of the deal, Cingular has agreed to divest certain AT&T Wireless assets in Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, and Missouri, as well as some excess spectrum in Dallas and Detroit. The company is also limited to a maximum of 70 MHz of radio spectrum total in any one market.
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AT&T Resurrects the 'Cingular' Brand for Flip Phone
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Verizon and T-Mobile Agree to $173M Spectrum Swap
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have agreed to exchange AWS-1 and PCS spectrum in dozens of markets around the country in a deal valued at $173 million. The spectrum in question covers portions of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia.
C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
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T-Mobile and Verizon Agree to Another Spectrum Swap
T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have petitioned the FCC for permission to swap AWS and PCS spectrum licenses in 92 counties and/or 41 Cellular Market Areas around the country. The companies propose to switch spectrum licenses, but not cellular assets or customers.
How is Sprint affected in all of this?
FOR CURRENT ATT CUSTOMERS
Can someone help me out
I work in the industry and the Current cingular California/Nevada network is to be sold to T-mobile. Cingular and T-Mobile a while back entered into a Joint Network Venutre to build it up in the first place so it's not too much of a surpr...
CINGULAR WILL BE THE BEST COMPANY EVER IF.....
will sim in att 3650 work in Cingular's nokia 6230?
Just wondering, will my blue ATT sim card (that is in my 3650) work in a cingular phone if I get the Nokia 6230? I want to be able to transfer my contacts from my sim card into a new phone. Of course, this shouldn't be an issue, since I have my contacts snyced via isynch on my Mac. Then again, is the 6230 working with apple's isync?
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"What does this mean for customers?"
"As a condition of FCC approval of the deal, Cingular has agreed to divest certain AT&T Wireless assets in Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas, Connecticut, Mississippi, and Missouri, as well as some excess spectrum in Dallas and Detroit."
Hey Rich-Where do I get specifics?
VIRGINIA--taking over anything on Suncom?
They're Suncom--operating on the AT&T network.
Any chance Cingular will get involved in such areas?
Cingular/ AT&T Merger
Names Already Switched?
His phone started displaying CINGULAR WIRELESS, while mine was still saying AT&T WIRELESS. The odd thing was that swapping the SIM c...
Wow that was quick!!!
Well see come the first of the year.
RIP ATTWS 1977-2004
//MY ATTWS EULOGY//
WHAT IS SUNCOM TO DO???
QUESTION: Does this mean that:
A) Suncom will remain Suncom, but just be a member of the Cingular Network now?
B) the Cingular name will take over in my area and the Suncom name will vanish?
C) Suncom will simply vanish?
Does anyone have the answer? The reason I ask is that Suncom did not carry the GSM Treo 600 and I don't expect them to carry the new 650. If Suncom switches to Cingular we may have access to the GSM 650 in my area.
there's an agreement in place for that