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cellking05

Oct 27, 2007, 10:16 AM
Checkout the most recent info from Dobson about the effective date of the merger. ๐Ÿ˜

www.dobson.net
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Oylpann

Oct 28, 2007, 2:05 PM
Dobson Communications Announces Anticipated Merger Effective Date as Required by Its Indenture for Its 1.50 Percent Senior Convertible Debentures Due 2025
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Dobson Communications Corporation (the "Company") (Nasdaq๐Ÿ˜CEL) announced today that it has given a notice to the holders of its previously issued $160,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 1.50% Senior Convertible Debentures due 2025 (CUSIP Nos. 256069AF2 and 256069AG 0) (the "Debentures"). The notice was issued pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of September 13, 2005 (the "Indenture") for the Debentures between the Company, as issuer, and Bank of Oklahoma, National Association, as trustee (the "Trustee"). Capitalized terms used but not ot...
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CingularOne

Oct 31, 2007, 10:03 AM
We received some tentative dates this morning.

November 15th - 16th
Acquisition will close

November 9th - December 7th
One day classroom training will be taking place. Not sure on who will have to go through this training.

December 9th
Day Alpha
We will be operating as AT&T beginning this day.

All these dates are tentative and subject to change.
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cell1oops

Oct 31, 2007, 11:43 AM
so ..... where you get your info from? ๐Ÿคจ
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sdieffen

Oct 31, 2007, 1:18 PM
i was told about this morning on a conference call.
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daviscol

Oct 31, 2007, 1:34 PM
Does anyone know when the customer will see the change? i.e. be able to use an At&t phone or be able to get a new phone?
Thanks
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sdieffen

Oct 31, 2007, 2:33 PM
we start selling at&t phones on the 15-16 along with dobson phones. at&t phones can only be used with at&t plans, likewise for dobson. dobson customers can choose to continue with dobson, changing thier plans and adding lines up until 12-9 at which point, any new lines added on would be soley at&t plans.
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daviscol

Oct 31, 2007, 2:47 PM
So i have 4 lines right now, will I be able to stay with dobson until my contract is up or will there be a time i have to switch to At&t before the end of the contract? And if my contract is not up but i want to upgrade to an new at&t phone can i switch at anytime with no breaking contract fees? One last thing, do i need to switch all of my lines at one time? I really want to upgrade to one of the At&t phones, it really doesn't matter if I take the other lines with me but i don't want to lose my M2M minutes...ect. Thanks for your help!
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daveman16

Oct 31, 2007, 3:29 PM
Does this include the iPhone (on the 15-16th) ?
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sublimedude

Nov 2, 2007, 10:28 AM
I work for at&t in a corporate store and i went through the att wireless to cingular merge and the cingular to the new att merge. My guess is this is going to be like the att wireless and cingular merge where they are bringing together 2 different wireless companies. They are not going to force anyone out of their contract or plan, but if you need to make any changes, like getting a new phone, changing your plan, etc. you will probably have to switch to the att side and its almost like starting over. However, they do usually offer additional discounts to people who have been customers for a long time.

As far as working for the company, I dont know why almost everyone on here is so negative. Att is a great company to work for with excellen...
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cell1oops

Nov 2, 2007, 4:24 PM
its not that we are negative by all means .. we are just comforatble with our jobs now and dont want change .. and furthermore .. we are more worried about our jobs than anything..hope you could understand that.
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sublimedude

Nov 3, 2007, 11:37 AM
Back when we were turning into cingular from att wireless, everyone was ranting about how the company is going to cut a bunch of jobs and how horrible it's going to be... Never saw one person get laid off. People always speculate about what will happen, but i dont understand what being so negative and pessimistic about it will do except create drama. If you actually have facts about why you are in fear of keeping your job, i by all means understand, but its like dejavoo (or however you spell that) hearing all the negative speculation.
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Oylpann

Nov 3, 2007, 1:42 PM
I dont know if you were perfectly happy with the AT&T Wireless to Cingular merger. I for one wasnt. I had been with AT&T Wireless for 4.5 years, Cingular came in and made some changes that I didnt care for.. the Transfer stat is the one that killed me. Reps are in for a rude awakening when/if we do move to AT&T.. moving from a customer base of 1.7M customers to over 60M.. BIG difference.
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sublimedude

Nov 3, 2007, 2:22 PM
Oylpann said:
Reps are in for a rude awakening when/if we do move to AT&T.. moving from a customer base of 1.7M customers to over 60M.

What makes moving into a larger customer base a rude awakening? If anything, its more opportunity.
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cell1oops

Nov 3, 2007, 2:26 PM
but thats the problem we dont have any info as they are not telling us anything. we have nothing on this or about our jobs, im just like whatever if i have it i have it if not my hubby makes enuf $ that i wont have to go back to work for a while anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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mobilecsr

Nov 9, 2007, 5:31 PM
Yes, but when the merger between Cingular and "the new" at&t happend, alot of dealers and 3rd party call centers that had worked for Cingular were shut down and many people lost their jobs..I as well worked through both of those mergers and now am a Dobson employee..and agian am worried about my job. It is true that Cingular cut no jobs..But AT&T did. AND THIS IS NOT A MERGER..IT'S A BUY OUT!
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sublimedude

Nov 13, 2007, 4:32 PM
I wouldn't know about dealers and 3rd party. Ive only seen what happens on the COR level.

Also, every merger is a "buyout". Its just a nicer way of saying it.
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cell1oops

Oct 31, 2007, 1:35 PM
well then...i hope this is true.. this helps with a little closure.
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abizzle

Oct 31, 2007, 5:10 PM
Where do you work in the company and have this confrence call? I know I work in retail and I didn't hear about these "tentative" dates.
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hulagirl

Oct 31, 2007, 7:11 PM
It amazes me that I am finding more info on line about the merger than the company. Does anyone know if current employees will have to reapply for positions?
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cell1oops

Oct 31, 2007, 9:15 PM
๐Ÿ‘ฟ it would be nice if the company would forward this info to its employees who are working everyday wondering if we are going to have jobs in the near future. seems the only way to find out is here online. thats some bull $hit. this should of been forwarded to us from the company not on some damn website where people yakity-yak about their jobs and $hit. but that is how it is in the business i guess.... ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
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Oylpann

Nov 1, 2007, 2:43 PM
its all smoke - n - mirrors until they just come out and say it.

it is sad though.. ๐Ÿ˜•
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bd55225

Nov 1, 2007, 6:14 PM
dont believe anything you read online- people like starting rumors. the have no soild info about the merger, some people just like talking out of there ass.
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bd55225

Oct 31, 2007, 7:30 PM
were do get this info from- i work for cell one and have not heard this news yet.
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cell1oops

Oct 31, 2007, 9:17 PM
are you suprised this has not been let out of the bag yet? why? you shouldnt be? the only reason we were told about the merger in hte first place was because the PRESS was outside of the call center in boardman the day it happened.
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sdieffen

Nov 1, 2007, 9:03 AM
most managers didn't want all employees to know being yesterday was the last day of the month and we were to be concentrating on sales, not the merger.

it should be released today, either on waypoint or from your immediate manager. i haven't told my reps until close of business yesterday.
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cell1oops

Nov 1, 2007, 10:25 AM
well thank you for at least keeping us updated. it was very much appriciated here. hopefully we will have the info from our own managers today.
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cell1oops

Nov 1, 2007, 1:46 PM
so we get this e mail just now from everett and steve titled "AT&T UPDATE" ... too bad this is stuff that we already had and printed out. about our team effort .. STRONGER TOGETHER...whatever...give us the real deal info here... we are good enough to work here still every day but not good enough for the truth... ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
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Oylpann

Nov 1, 2007, 2:55 PM
yeah, like i said.. just more fluff and smoke-n-mirrors.

Basically its the same **** being said over and over again. A lot of filler with no answers to any questions that are all on our minds.
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bd55225

Nov 1, 2007, 6:21 PM
rumor has it that the Fcc has all approved of the merger not sure why there no official announcement on the merger. i did get some news from our manger that the are channing our hours for our department. the reason for the change is because our hours will match the ours for att and this will be efft on dec.1
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cell1oops

Nov 1, 2007, 8:33 PM
what dept you work in cuz we aint got $hit on this yet. im sure we will be hte last to know as they dont want us all to walk out..im not that dumb...i want my money that i earned at least and i heard at&t pays well as long as your not outsourced company..
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cell1oops

Nov 2, 2007, 12:03 PM
so new info on this...just heard at&t will be in boardman on thursday 11-8 ...
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titans2323

Nov 2, 2007, 4:51 PM
they will be in okc on the 7th meeting with all coaches and managers and touring the facilities.
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cell1oops

Nov 3, 2007, 3:58 PM
yep-yep...still nothing on hte close date. go f-ing figure. kept in the dark and fed $hit like we are mushrooms.
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Doc Drilla

Nov 1, 2007, 2:57 PM
For those who need the actual link....

http://www.dobson.net/ir_press_releases.html »
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cell1oops

Nov 3, 2007, 1:04 PM
i just got some info on this from an agent in mi. they were told by their indirect that the sale will be going thru 11-9-07 and they have to go to training the end of the month for the att stuff...they got this in an e mail from the inderect that is over the area they are in. i wanted her to forward to me but they can send into the company email. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ now even the agents know more than we do her in the center..and if it werent for us where would all these customers go to retial stores to bit@h and complain about everything. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
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cellking05

Nov 3, 2007, 5:16 PM
I wouldn't worry about. There are a lot of people out there in the dark. I still trying to figure out how they are able to schedule days for training when it is not even finalized ๐Ÿ˜ก
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cell1oops

Nov 4, 2007, 9:48 AM
that is because they have more info than we do. dont let them sit there in the office and tell you "i have nothing" that is a bold faced lie. trust me they know more than what they are telling us.
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jad856

Nov 4, 2007, 12:26 PM
paranoid!!! We are all waiting for answers...
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