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we might as well just have it down to AT&T-mobile and Veri-Sprint. Two mega companies to rule them all! Where has the sense of competition gone in the world?
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I'm dumping AT&T. Said it a few times before on here, but I can't fathom how they're legally allowed (i.e. not sanctioned by the FCC) for enforcing mandatory data plans based on the phone type a user has affiliated with their account (despite being purchased at full retail through an AT&T affiliated store).

Virgin mobile USA, $40 for 1200 anytime minutes plus unlimited data/text/web. AT&T can suck it.
Since no one has been paying attention since 9/11. Everything is becoming consolidated.

9/11 consolidated political power

Financial Crisis consolidated economic power

And now, the service sector is slowly moving towards monopolies. Do you people think we're still living in a democracy? Having 2 choices on important matters isn't really a choice at all.
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post #82 of 152
What the hell...what are the Tmobile subscribers going to do now? Go to Sprint? Because I switched from Verizon to T-Mo in the first place...
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post #83 of 152
jesus christ

are these mergers even allowed?

Doesn't this make AT&T a GSM monopoly in the US?
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the only thing im really worried about is if AT&T will take control of the rate plans on t-mobile, and stop offering unlimited data for 30 a month, and instead offer stupid plans like 2GB for 30 bucks, and 4GB for 40.

even though t-mobile throttles usage at 5GB, i much prefer to not be set up to get gaped by overages
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post #85 of 152
my brother got Tmobile originally because it was the only cell phone company that didn't have a credit check/age restriction. He was 16 when he got it in like 04.

He has had it ever since.
    
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post #86 of 152
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Wonder what this will mean to me and other T-Mobile customers.
increased rates
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post #87 of 152
An we just got rid of all at&t services....
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post #88 of 152
Nobody knows it yet, but US Cellular is planning to purchase Verizon!
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post #89 of 152
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Since no one has been paying attention since 9/11. Everything is becoming consolidated.

9/11 consolidated political power

Financial Crisis consolidated economic power

And now, the service sector is slowly moving towards monopolies. Do you people think we're still living in a democracy? Having 2 choices on important matters isn't really a choice at all.
Not only that, it's two choices that are brought on by two companies who work together to set the market value. they raise rates together so both make more money and rape consumers.
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post #90 of 152
Ugh... AT&T disgusts me. Hopefully they change something on the plans so that I can get out of my contract and hop on over to Sprint.
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