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Justice Department Gives Green Light To Cingular Merger

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Oct 25, 2004, 3:07 PM   by (staff)

Cingular today announced that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow the company's proposed acquisition of AT&T Wireless to proceed on schedule. While the annoucement covers any antitrust concerns, the deal must also win approval from the FCC. The FCC has reportedly agreed on approval internally, and is expected to make an announcement by tomorrow. Cingular officials continue to expect the transaction to close later this quarter.



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Oct 26, 2004, 9:48 AM

New phones release?

Heard some talk about Cingular releasing the new motorola phones after the merger. When will that be?
Middle of Nov. 😎

Oct 26, 2004, 7:31 AM


Im glad that this step has been taken, however this step does not mean that the merger has gone through yet. So lets not get too excited about this just yet. Aws and Cingular are still very much competitors until all t's are crossed and all the i's are dotted. I do imagine that with this last step, barring any set backs the merger should go through.
Also check out this site as well this will explain alot!

http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2004/October/04_at_718.htm »
As of 10 am EDT on 10/26, AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless are one company. Here's wishing for the best!!! Especially for us AT&T employees!!!
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Oct 25, 2004, 6:55 PM

I hope this works out!

It's really cool that 2 major carriers are merging, but in the best intrest of ATT, Cingular has a lot of work to as far as coverage. 😁
with the merger of these two companies and networks alot of the coverage "holes" will be filled .there should be alot less "deadspots",and now your mobile -2-mobile incudes att customers!!
depends where you located by me cingular rocks

Oct 25, 2004, 9:39 PM

I'd like ot say

😳 Well keep in mind that both ATTWS and cingular already share towers so this means until new tower or signal is allowed to be boosted, the same dead spots will be there. I also wonder what areas will have to de-vested to allow merger, i know for AWS one area in planed to me PR.. 😎
this is not a true statement they share SOME towwers but not all!!!! i have both aws for data and ciingular for voice when i use my cingular sim i get abut 3 bars and cant make a normal nphone call inside and my aws can also if i put my aws into a 190...

Oct 25, 2004, 5:31 PM

I agree!

I'd like to call this my, "Thankfully this is happening" plan. 🙂 😎

Oct 25, 2004, 4:51 PM


Wow...I think this is great news for everyone. I know I'm happy! 😁
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