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How long can ATT survive?

acculabs

Nov 27, 2009, 10:10 PM
Surely no real carrier can survive if they suck so much in major markets like SF and NY.
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AshDizzle

Nov 27, 2009, 10:30 PM
Uh, check 3Q numbers, I think they're doing just fine.
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acculabs

Dec 1, 2009, 12:01 PM
There is no accounting for what some people will do to have the iphone, I guess. Using the iphone on the ATT network is like driving a Ferrari on a dirt road. LOL
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acdc1a

Dec 4, 2009, 9:12 AM
"Uh, check 3Q numbers, I think they're doing just fine."

I looked at the 3Q numbers. Did you see how many of those adds were icrapped? What happens when something better comes out or more carriers have the icrapped? Shocked
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Hombre07

Dec 4, 2009, 11:17 AM
I think we'll be okay for awhile. Rumor has it T-Mobile will pick up Apple products next. Probability says Apple will dictate the monthly charge so you won't save money with T-Mobile. The device costs so much they won't be able to give them away free. They probably won't want them on flexpay. And T-Mobiles service is no better or faster than ours. I see the threat trust me I do, but I don't think it will take everything away from us.
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Azeron

Dec 4, 2009, 11:42 AM
...will cross that bridge when they get there. Right now...they have the iPhone and it is driving the lleh out of the numbers. Even if another carrier gets it they will have some time as not everyone under contract is willing to pay the ETF just to skip to another carrier. In the mean time...keep raking in the dough.
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Sigma1570

Nov 27, 2009, 10:49 PM
the iphone sucks...we know.
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deltasigmatheta

Dec 3, 2009, 3:24 PM
Sigma,

Glad I found you. Would you answer a question for me? I am out of contract with my Blackberry and I put the data plan on in September and want to remove it now. Can I do that?
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Crazy Sexy Vegan

Dec 3, 2009, 3:43 PM
deltasigmatheta said:
Sigma,

Glad I found you. Would you answer a question for me? I am out of contract with my Blackberry and I put the data plan on in September and want to remove it now. Can I do that?


the only way you can get out of your data plan with AT&T is you have to change the IMEI on your account to that of a dumb phone, otherwise, as long as you have your blackberry registered on your account, they will not let you cancel your data plan.
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erikpkp

Dec 3, 2009, 4:14 PM
that is not true...there are no contracts with the data plans, you can remove it by going to an authorized dealer and they can change it to a media net plan...its weird but it still works...you could also switch the imei and just pop the sim back into the bb...
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Sigma1570

Dec 3, 2009, 4:18 PM
This seems to be true. The only time I've seen it force the feature on to the account is during the upgrade/activation flow.
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deltasigmatheta

Dec 3, 2009, 7:48 PM
I called back in and got someone else who looked carefully at my account and saw that I have a "smartphone exclusion. So I can have a bb registered and NOT have the data plan....yaahhhh me...He said that very few people have it...
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jrfdsf

Nov 30, 2009, 3:53 PM
Man, what planet are you from? Laughing
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jrfdsf

Nov 30, 2009, 3:55 PM
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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meeshxsmith

Nov 30, 2009, 4:07 PM
You under estimate the fact that ATT is everywhere!
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acculabs

Dec 1, 2009, 9:33 AM
Well, not quite. Travel away from interstates and cities, then come back and tell us all about your experiences.
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Hombre07

Nov 30, 2009, 4:33 PM
American Telephone & Telegraph, AT&T in short, has been here since 1885. Good luck.
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thickjake

Dec 1, 2009, 10:29 AM
The largest communications holding company in the WORLD by revenue. Operating globally under the AT&T brand.

Invented the Modem
Invented the Transistor - wins Nobel Prize
Discovery of Microwave RF - Wins Nobel Prize

Proud to offer one of the world's most advanced and powerful global backbone networks, carrying 18.7 petabytes of data traffic on an average business day to nearly every continent and country, with up to 99.999 percent reliability.

The nation's largest provider of broadband — more than 17.1 million high speed Internet subscribers (as of 3Q09).
The nation's largest Wi-Fi provider

The nation's fastest 3G network serving 81.6 million customers and enabling them to travel and communicate seamlessly with the best...
(continues)
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llama

Dec 1, 2009, 10:42 AM
thickjake said:
Offering voice coverage in more than 215 countries


at& t and ATT are 2 different companies, just like Verizon and Verizon Wireless..

Also, at&t does NOT offer voice coverage in 215 countries, they offer roaming in those countries on other carrier's networks.
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Hombre07

Dec 1, 2009, 11:18 AM
By any carriers standards having a roaming agreement is just the same as having coverage. Nobody uses native maps anymore.
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acculabs

Dec 1, 2009, 12:03 PM
Not really, it is usually much more economical to buy a prepaid sim card in the country that you travel to. ATT and Verizon are pulling a big scam on uneducated consumers when they travel overseas.
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llama

Dec 1, 2009, 12:46 PM
I understand that, but to advertise they provide coverage is wrong, they provide access to coverage. Same with VZW, TMO...all of 'em.
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thickjake

Dec 1, 2009, 1:32 PM
llama said:


at& t and ATT are 2 different companies, just like Verizon and Verizon Wireless..

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huh? I don't even know what you are trying to say.

If you are referring to the Mobility/Consumer Markets division, it is wholly owned by AT&T. Randall Stephenson is the Chairman and CEO of, (according to your post) at&t and ATT.

But you are correct about Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. They are two different companies.
Verizon Communications and Vodafone group own Verizon Wireless.
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CellStudent

Dec 4, 2009, 1:43 AM
thickjake said:

...carrying 18.7 petabytes of data traffic on an average business day to nearly every continent and country, with up to 99.999 percent reliability.



Wow, iPhones only account for 0.001% of your data traffic? Do you just not even count the failed connection attempts?
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