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Replying to:  ATT is breaking my contract and there's nothing I can do about it? Is this fair ? by Bubey   Aug 19, 2011, 11:17 AM

Re: ATT is breaking my contract and there's nothing I can do about it? Is this fair ?

by PhonemanJ    Aug 20, 2011, 1:31 PM

Bubey, I know that you are dissappointed that AT&T/Cingular allowed you to keep a plan from a company that was dissolved 5 years ago. You admittedly signed a 2-year contract 7 years ago in order to get a new phone. At the time, AT&T was bleeding money and was doing anything they possibly could to keep themselves alive until Cingular was to purchase them. They set up some plans that were way below market value to attract new customers. They knew that if they lost money on the plan, they didn't need to worry about it because Cingular was buyng their debt too.

Finally, after 5 years, the new AT&T (formerly Cingular) is no longer going to support the old AT&T network, phones and rate plans. You are no longer under any kind of commitment to AT&T, so if you wish to leave them, you are more than welcome to. With the exception of some of the prepaid services, you will not find a rate plan similar to what you had because the carriers know that they cannot stay in business losing money on a rate plan like you had. Being mad at AT&T for cancelling this plan 5 years after the merger and the cancellation of the plan is a litte like being mad at GM because they no longer make parts for your 20-year old Oldsmobile.

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