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AT&T Combines Wireless, Wireline In-Network Calling

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lucas159

Jan 19, 2007, 2:05 PM

Lol...this is not competitive at all

What is wrong with cingular/at&t?...this is horribly uncompetitive...so basically they are saying for a minimum of 60 bucks plus however much at&t charges for a land line you can call your home phone as much as you want...

hmmm...sprint will let you add that to any plan for 5 bucks a month...no matter what kind of land line you have.
lucas159 said:
What is wrong with cingular/at&t?...this is horribly uncompetitive...so basically they are saying for a minimum of 60 bucks plus however much at&t charges for a land line you can call your home phone as much as you w
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Razz ppl are turning off their landlines in record numbers, but whatever
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youareretarded

Jan 23, 2007, 10:23 AM

NOT a good deal.

Im sorry, but this is NOT a good deal. Its just clever marketing like rollover.

You have to pay $60/month for the cellular service, that should be close to 1k anytime + n&w. Then you have to pay for unltd long distance service, which according to the 'unity plans start @ $100/month' means $40/month. WHERE is the good deal here? If you shop around for long distance, you can get a better deal, and with FREE long distance calling on all cell phones, where's the benefit of even having a long distance carrier.

I'm all for landlines in homes, they are traditional and in the eyes of Americans, traditional is safe. But seriously are you going to let them pull the wool over your eyes? Yes you'll get some free calls by calling businesses, but h...
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Forgot one more thing. I have NEVER known anyone who didnt have time to pay their bills. So it seems as though they are about $20 too much per month. That's $480 over the course of a cellular contract. Are you so lazy that you'd like to give them almo...
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youareretarded said:
Im sorry, but this is NOT a good deal. Its just clever marketing like rollover.

You have to pay $60/month for the cellular service, that should be close to 1k anytime + n&w. Then you have to pay for unltd lo
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arich97

Jan 22, 2007, 12:08 PM

What could be the outcome for the business customers?

Many businesses in the country use ATT landline service, right? And many use Cingular/ATT wireless right? What is stopping more from switching to Cingular/ATT to combine bills and get unlimited calling to and from the office lines? I think this is really where ATT will succeed witht this plan. Anyone agree, disagree or have something else to add?
There's always options. Where I live it's Sprint (Embarq) country, but one county over is BellSouth which is switching to ATT... In the end, you have the option to combine bill w/ Embarq & Embarq Wireless (SPCS MVNO) or VZW & Verizon or in the not t...
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muchdrama

Jan 19, 2007, 3:18 PM

In other words...

..."please don't leave AT&T because we know we've renamed our company a gaziggity times, but our service is still really good."

Still, though...I'm a fan of offering integrated services, as long as you can legitimately USE all the services involved.
and people talk about sprint giving away the farm... this has to cost a lot of money to allow this to happen... first to integrate billing systems and then to upgrade systems to know when its an att landline and then who has the plan... wasted money a...
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First off, AT&T Wireless was a seperate company from AT&T when Cingular bought it. And with the buy out of and rebranding of Bellsouth and Cingular; AT&T figures on saving a butt-load of cash on advertising. That alone will make up for the potenial mo...
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Cinner

Jan 20, 2007, 1:49 AM

Keep on e thing in mind before you jump to conclusions...

While this may not be a great feature for customers who are not in an at&t/Bellsouth dominated landline market, for those of us that are...this may be better than it appears.

Consider not just calls that you make to your friends on their cell phones or calls you make to your home....also, take into account that most businesses with a landline in those same areas have no choice but to have service through at&t/Bellsouth and thus, your business and personal calls to pretty much ANYONE in an at&t/Bellsouth area will be FREE.

For those who aren't in the at&t/Bellsouth footprint, you don't have to change anything....keep your rollover. All this is is another option being offered to consumers by their carrier and I don't think that's a ba...
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Finally someone remembered that BUSINESS lines count towards this too! This plan can do a ton for Cingular/ATT to pick up business customers. Many companies will have ATT lines now and get their cell service and not have to worry about minutes to a...
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oftech

Jan 19, 2007, 1:38 PM

Not bad ...

I think it's a pretty good idea for someone like me, who has their entire family and friends using AT&T as a provider for both wireless and wireline service.

The only downside is in the fine print: "AT&T Unity wireless plans do not include Rollover minutes."

Until they do include Rollover, I'll just use the 1,517 Rollover minutes I have to call my house Razz
oftech said:
I think it's a pretty good idea for someone like me, who has their entire family and friends using AT&T as a provider for both wireless and wireline service.

The only downside is in the fine print: "AT&T Unity wire
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Make sure you watch those Rollover.... they expire after 12 months and my Mother In-Law also found out that they expire if you add someone to your plan.
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pauldg

Jan 19, 2007, 1:35 PM

1problem...no rollover

these plans are NOT for every1. i only have a landline for dsl. i don't even have a phone plugged into it. also that unlimited long distance $60 wireless rate plan requirement is too much for me
Yea, I read the fine print too.
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