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Top message:  Strange? by muchdrama   Jun 2, 2004, 10:03 AM

Replying to:  Re: Strange? by muchdrama   Jun 3, 2004, 10:40 AM

Re: Strange?

by dgduris    Jun 8, 2004, 7:11 AM

This one threw me for a moment too. But, consider AT&T's new strategy. They have sold the GSM business to Cingular (pending October FCC approval). AT&T have also let it be known that they are keen to get back into the wireless business ASAP following the completion of the Cingular deal and have signed at least one agreement to re-sell wireless services of other carriers (I think their first deal is with Sprint - non-GSM).

There is a pretty complex marketing agreement, but AT&T is going to try to keep their current subscribers after the Cingular deal is done. What better way to do that than to put them on a CDMA phone now and tell them they can "Keep their phone and stay with AT&T" after the merger.

Pretty smart move, but it may indicate that we won't see new GSM phones like the 6620 out of AT&T and will have to wait to get it from Cingular after the merger. Mad

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