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Pretty sure it is the same band. I'm not too worried about competition so long is Sprint is around. You'd have to do some serious talking to get me to actually pay up for VZW or AT&T. It's just not worth it.
AT&T 3G/4G works on 850/1900 while T-Mobile uses 1700/2100. There are quad/pentaband 3G/4G chipsets out there but they are rarely used for some reason
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“The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA, if approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC), would alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry. AT&T and Verizon are already by far the largest wireless providers. A combined AT&T and T-Mobile would be almost three times the size of Sprint, the third largest wireless competitor.If approved, the merger would result in a wireless industry dominated overwhelmingly by two vertically-integrated companies that control almost 80% of the US wireless post-paid market, as well as the availability and price of key inputs such as backhaul and access needed by other wireless companies to compete. The DOJ and the FCC must decide if this transaction is in the best interest of consumers and the US economy overall, and determine if innovation and robust competition would be impacted adversely and by this dramatic change in the structure of the industry.â€
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post #133 of 152
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Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post
I was told that Verizon couldn't buy all of Alltel's property, so the FCC split them into 3 different entities. The vast majority was acquired by Verizon, another part is in the process of being acquired by AT&T, and the other part is being acquired by a smaller entity (though I cannot remember the name of it).

The FCC may do the same thing to the T-Mobile acquisition.
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post #134 of 152
I remember when AT&T ran everything when it came to phones and phone lines.

Sprint better not talk too much trash or they will be next.
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post #135 of 152
Sad day for me and my family then...

Been with T-Mo for 7 years. They have the best customer service in the business. Always going above and beyond for their customers. It's why people like me have endured lackluster phones for years.

Now how do you reward your stellar employees, Tmobile USA? Oh that's right, you sell the company to AT&T so they can all get fired/turned into monkeys working for a giant greedfest.

So much for my recently purchased Nexus Ones for my wife and I.
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post #136 of 152
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AT&T 3G/4G works on 850/1900 while T-Mobile uses 1700/2100. There are quad/pentaband 3G/4G chipsets out there but they are rarely used for some reason
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".. AT&T’s own 700 MHz LTE spectrum with T-Mobile’s 1700 MHz AWS frequency will help AT&T deploy LTE to 95% of the American population.."

"..Another salient point is that the new combined entity will offer “dual-band” phones that will allow them to offer service on combined towers providing best in class coverage. There were plenty of sound bites regarding the improved coverage opportunity for T-Mobile customers. Since both companies run common technologies, both AT&T and T-Mobile will benefit once the deal closes and networks are integrated..."
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ATT Ceo said there will have the dual band phones for att subscribers and tmobile customers, because of compatible networks and spectrum are integration.
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post #137 of 152
Ma Bell? Aaaand we're back at square one.
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post #138 of 152
In other words, AT&T and T-Mobile agree to raise prices, lower service quality, halve customer service departments, then starting whining about how their too many customers are killing them and use that as an excuse to cut speeds and bandwidth for everyone.

Did I get that right?
post #139 of 152
this is how our infrastructure gets built. Many are skeptical of Government involvement, well this is the best way to build out a system, give a couple companies total power. These two companies will build out their networks completely. Later on down the line they will get too big, and be broken up.

At least my kid will have a nation wide wireless network that is doing 1Gbs.
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Isn't that great, Now that AT&T is going to be capping, and removing it's competitors.

It's nice that we allow corporations like this to do this here in America. I really like being forced to either go without internet, or be forced into a network which caps you.

Long live capitalism....No wait, i forgot I don't like those things.
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