AT&T, T-Mobile pledge to bring 5,000 jobs to US
The company is also promising that the merger would not result in any job losses for AT&T and T-Mobile USA wireless call center employees who are on the payroll in the U.S. when the deal closes.
AT&T's commitment to repatriate jobs comes as antitrust regulators at the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department ramp up their reviews of a combination that is certain to reshape the wireless industry's landscape.
AT&T, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier, is seeking government approval to buy T-Mo...
Leaving Sprint for AT&T. Should I wait for any new phone or more of the same?
Over the past few weeks Sprint coverage has gotten noticeably worse so Iâ€™m heading back to AT&T. All the Android phones seem pretty much the same, anything on the horizon that is worth waiting for? Iâ€™m not interested in the iphone 5,6 or 7.
ATT is breaking my contract and there's nothing I can do about it? Is this fair ?
Now ATT is closing down the system that my phone runs off of by saying my phone won't work on their new system (3G). Well that's a lie because I loaned my phone to my graddaughter to use temporarily when her's broke and she put her 3g card in and it worked and even did an upgrade to my phone, when ATT kept telling "me" there were no upgrades availale.
So now with the forced switch I have to choose a new plan, which will make my new monthly chg is $80 per month for the same amount of minutes. And if I get a smartphone I'm forced to have a data plan.
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AT&T Claims It Hasn't Planned How It's Going to Integrate T-Mobile
In the "that's kind of hard to believe" department, AT&T's lawyers claim to the FCC that the company has no idea how it's going to integrate its $39B USD prospective purchase into the company and that it has formed no plans to that extent.
It writes (pg. 10)
AT&T will not be in a position to make any final determinations about possible changes in T-Mobile USA until it is able to obtain more detailed information about the operations of the company, which will occur later in the acquisition process. In addition, any preliminary plans are subject to the outcome of the regulatory process. AT&T has not yet begun detailed integration planning efforts.
It reasserts its lack of planning later on, stating (pg
Too funny! iPhone 5 ahead of ATT's 4G.
AT&T was recently found installing LTE gear in Apple stores to give the illusion of better LTE coverage.
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/iPhone-5-Drops-in ... »
??? Best AT&T Phone that works good w/Ford Sync
I currently have a Nokia 6650 and although it pairs with Sync on my 2009 Ford Fusion, it does not transfer the address book so I cannot dial by saying someone's name. Otherwise, this has been a fantastic phone. It does tethering and syncs with Outlook with Nokia's free software.
I would appreciate a recommendation from someone who is using their phone on a Ford Sync equipped vehicle.
TMO pumps out more smartphones while ATT still relies on iPhone
Will the bigger choice of devices disappear if the ATT/TMO merger is approved?
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20084383-85/on-call ... »
Leaked AT&T letter puts damper on potential T-Mobile acquisition
AT&T has been telling regulators that the deal will lead to job gains and network investment, but the new letter, sent to potential investors, shows that is blatantly untrue.
While the carrier has been telling regulators the acquisition will increase network investment by $8 billion, behind the scenes the company is saying the deal will actually help them reduce investment by $10 billion over the next six years.
T-Mobile said last year it planned to spend $3 billion a year in new infrastructure investments.
Additionally, AT&T has been telling regulators that they need T-Mobile in order to increase LTE network coverage, but the letter seems to prove that is also a lie. The letter states that it would cost just $3.8 b
ATT dead last in 4G. No surprise.
Personalized text ringers?
Currently I have an iPhone 4 and I can customize text ringers using only the limited stock sounds that come on the phone. However, if I jailbreak my phone, I am able to assign real music ringtones as text ringers for each contact. However having to re-jailbreak after every update gets really old.
Does AT&T have any newer style phones that allow this function?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Any time ATT
http://thisismynext.com/2011/08/01/motorola-pax-spri ... »
ATT, anything...? Oh that's right a mid range Samsung slider.
Anything decent I mean?
Should I get one? (Free Nexus S at Best Buy - Today Only)
Background: I am not a smartphone power user, in the sense that I don't view videos often and I don't use a smartphone to listen to music. (I'm kinda finicky when it comes to sound quality, so I use my Sony Walkman MP3 player for that purpose.) I'm not a major apps hog. All I need is Google Maps, a web browser, the ability to synch to an ActiveSync type enterprise calendar, and a decent camera with ...
An Update for Our Smartphone Customers With Unlimited Data Plans
Dallas, Texas, July 29, 2011
Like other wireless companies, we're taking steps to manage exploding demand for mobile data. Many experts agree the country is facing a serious wireless spectrum crunch. We're responding on many levels, including investing billions in our wireless network this year and working to acquire additional network capacity. We're also taking additional, more immediate measures to help address network congestion.
One new measure is a step that may reduce the data throughput speed experienced by a very small minority of smartphone customers who are on unlimited plans - those whose extraordinary level of data usage puts them...
What has been the best Android phone for you guys so far? Anything on the horizon? I will be switching towards the end of August or early September, but would hold off for a little bit to get the next best thing.
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