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Verizon Wireless Agrees to Divestitures to Acquire Alltel

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will these "excess bands" go to att?

mingkee

Jul 23, 2008, 6:37 PM
remember when att got Dobson, att sold the excessive spectrum to VZW
will VZW do the same?
99.99999% possible
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rmcnamee

Jul 23, 2008, 7:43 PM
AT&T was listed first in the RCR article as a possible candidate for the divestitures.
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PhonemanJ

Jul 24, 2008, 10:30 AM
When Cingular purchased AT&T Wireless, we had to go through the same type of thing. Funny thing is that this divestiture of markets is what allowed Alltel to enter the North Texas area. Cingular had to divest itself of a few markets in North Texas, and Alltel purchased them. Now that this is going to take place, ATT may be able to purchase these assets back.
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knoxvegas75

Jul 25, 2008, 1:32 PM
Most likely AT&T will gain but here is what really should be looked at

sorry to make it political

if this happens after the election and Obama is elected he will apoint an new FCC chair (breaking the 2-2 tie) that will result in harsher limits on the spectrum holdings.This will be for both Verizon in this deal and any potential sell off to the other large guy AT&T. Not saying this will happen or is bad/good just a thoguht.

What about the GSM holdings that ALLTEL had those should go to AT&T their coverage shure could use it Smile
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BigShowJB

Jul 26, 2008, 10:30 AM
knoxvegas75 said:
if this happens after the election and Obama is elected he will apoint an new FCC chair (breaking the 2-2 tie) that will result in harsher limits on the spectrum holdings.This will be for both Verizon in this deal and any potential sell off to the other large guy AT&T. Not saying this will happen or is bad/good just a thoguht.


2 things:

1) this is One more reason for wireless employees not to vote for obama, it'll just make your job more difficult

2) T-mobile needs the coverage more than ATT. Before you go off on me aout how XYZ wireless has crappy coverage in your area, that's why you are with T-Mobile, my statement concerns their nationwide footprint. local coverages will be ...
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Pink Jazz

Jul 26, 2008, 11:07 PM
Are any of Alltel's GSM holdings on the 850 band? If so, I don't think T-Mobile will be interested. T-Mobile's business model is to use GSM 1900 exclusively for native coverage and use GSM 850 only with roaming partners.
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