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ZDnet has a very thorough article on this. They seem to be counting on Sprint merging with Verizon after this Merge of At&t and Tmobile and they give very detailed information on what At&t will be like after this merger.

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AT&T on Sunday acquired T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom in a $39 billion deal that will create the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. Almost immediately, AT&T started its campaign to get the deal approved by regulators.

The deal will have some serious ripple effects in the industry. Among the key items:

AT&T and T-Mobile will have a lot of spectrum for expansion.
Coverage for both carriers should improve.
That spectrum will give AT&T a lot of headroom for 4G LTE expansion.
It’s unclear whether regulators will go for this deal—even though AT&T blew Washington a lot of kisses in its statement.

Competitively, Sprint becomes a distant third place player and it’s unclear whether the company has much of a way forward. Sprint has to resolve its relationship for Clearwire and plot a 4G LTE plan. Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless were already dominating the market and now Sprint lacks the heft to compete. T-Mobile and Sprint have been rumored to merge.

Indeed, Sprint will need a merger partner and Verizon Wireless may be a potential option. That move would create a U.S. wireless duopoly with a bevy of smaller players.

As Jason Hiner noted earlier, the wireless parts make sense. Both AT&T and T-Mobile operate on GSM and that means the networks can come together faster. In addition, AT&T’s plan to move to LTE can now become T-Mobile’s. AT&T will have about $80 million in total wireless revenue combined with T-Mobile, up from $58.5 billion today. AT&T also needed more wireless spectrum.




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post #112 of 152
They better not get rid of Unlimited Data. I switched to T-Mobile and now it's back to AT&T. They ruined Cingular and now they'll ruin T-Mobile.

Worst network provider I've ever used.
/sad panda
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No Tmobile uses GSM like AT&T.
They use different 3G/4G bands tho, so that maybe a major problem,
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if att starts doing their crappy data plan on Tmobile customers, I am going to rage so bad....
I had cingular, ATT bought them, I switched to Tmobile.....now ATT bought them too....***!!!
If ATT ****s up tmobile, I am going back to sprint, my first cellular service, well...nextel anyway. How I miss Chirping...
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Try driving outside the green.
Sprint has a deal with verizon and anywhere you go out of sprints network allows you to use verizons network.
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Good god, I was just looking to move away from Verizon. They're so dang expesnive, and I was looking at t-mobile as a new carrier. Not anymore.
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This sucks... I swear if my plans change ( They say it wont but it always does ) next year I'm going to.... someone else...
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Now T-Mobile will be capped like AT&T, meh!
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**** this.... is omg
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This is why I cancel my credit cards on old accounts

Good Luck taking my money now
I hope you just got a different credit card number instead of closing out the entire account.. that may lower your FICO buddy, especially if its an older account.

http://credit.about.com/od/toughcred...closecards.htm


Back on topic, I really do not see the FCC giving these guys an easy merger..

I used to be on Tmobile, hated it, went to ATT, semi decent, went to VZW... expensive..
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