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AT&T is letting slip more details of their post-acquisition plans for T-Mobile as time goes on. Up on offer this evening is the degree to which T-Mobile's spectrum will be used for AT&T's 4G LTE network. The long and short of it is, that T-Mobile customers with 3G phones will need to replace those handsets in order to continue receiving data after the deal is done.

T-Mobile's AWS 3G cellular bands will become part of AT&T's LTE network. So all those towers running HSPA+ for Tmo, will move to 4G. AT&T was unclear on just how the transition to AT&T 3G would work for T-Mobile subscriber, or how fast the changeover would go. AT&T CE Ralph de la Vega said in an interview that the transition would be, "done over time, in a way that's good for customers and good for AT&T."

We're a little concerned about customers buying a phone from Tmo on a two year contract considering this news. It is possible that AT&T will simply offer a midrange phone to users for free when the time comes to flip the switch on T-Mobile towers. How do you think the changeover will go?
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WHAT THE HELL!!!
Are you serious!

They better replace my Motorola Cliq with something better then!
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wow F you at&t...idiots glad i have verizon. looks like tmobile customers are getting f'd
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Absolutely!! I JUST got my motorola cliq month and a half ago! I really disliked AT&T and the way they handle their business from long ago. Now I really hate AT&T which will ultimately make me switch to some crappy side service that no one has heard of.
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Absolutely!! I JUST got my motorola cliq month and a half ago! I really disliked AT&T and they way they handle their business from long ago but now I really hate AT&T which will ultimately make me switch to some crappy side service that no one has heard of.
simple, cancel your contract with tmobile. you dont have to stay if they change. you can opt out without early termination
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The replacement of T-mobiles 4G will take a minimum of 2 years by then most people will be able to renew their contracts anyway, and lets face it most of us buy new phones whenever we can, AT&T is just making it easier.
    
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The replacement of T-mobiles 4G will take a minimum of 2 years by then most people will be able to renew their contracts anyway, and lets face it most of us buy new phones whenever we can, AT&T is just making it easier.
but how many people do you think went with Tmobile for a reason over at&t??im betting 90% could have went to at&t but didnt want to, now they have no option but to go to another carrier.
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They gotta pay for that, If I was a T-Mobile customer and they demanded I buy a new phone I'd tell them goodbye, I'm leaving, in a second!

Anyone stupid enough to buy another phone deserves AT&T....
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No really, This SUCKS!!!
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