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You really think AT&T is going to let 30 million people keep their cheaper plans, many of which have unlimited non tiered data? Besides in order to continue to use data Tmobile users will have to upgrade their phones because the two companies use different GSM frequencies here in the US.
As stated previously, it has already been stated that they will still act as separate companies. And I have upgrade my phone many times... im still on the same plan I had 5 years ago... Assuming they actually still operate as separate companies... which I believe they will... it wont matter... just upgrade phone... keep plan
     
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I trying to figure out why people think TMobile and ATT have all these different bands and you'll have to switch phone devices. Almost every phone here is Quad band or Tri-band, which means they will work on any GSM carrier. How do you think iPhones that are unlocked work with TMobile? It's because they are quad band phones.
     
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post #13 of 22
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I trying to figure out why people think TMobile and ATT have all these different bands and you'll have to switch phone devices. Almost every phone here is Quad band or Tri-band, which means they will work on any GSM carrier. How do you think iPhones that are unlocked work with TMobile? It's because they are quad band phones.
Yes.. but ATT uses different bands for 3g... thats why unlocked iphones cant use 3g on tmo
     
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post #14 of 22
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You really think AT&T is going to let 30 million people keep their cheaper plans, many of which have unlimited non tiered data? Besides in order to continue to use data Tmobile users will have to upgrade their phones because the two companies use different GSM frequencies here in the US.
ATT just wants the cell sites and the more customers. The cell sites they will gain in one year via a merger with T-Mo would have took 5 years to build themselves. They also want the more customers and going to the same 3G/4G bands with all the new towers will be a great improvement and allow ATT to get Verizon like coverage rather soon.
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Yes.. but ATT uses different bands for 3g... thats why unlocked iphones cant use 3g on tmo
At least some of TMO's future phones are looking to be Quadband on their 3g/4g spectrum. It's a little sad that I'll have to get rid of my MyTouch 4G, though. Hopefully the g2x will get picked up by Cyanogenmod.
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post #16 of 22
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You really think AT&T is going to let 30 million people keep their cheaper plans, many of which have unlimited non tiered data?
Yes, actually. They will likely grandfather plans in if the merger closes.

People hate on AT&T just to hate on them. It's kind of amusing to watch, to be honest. A little sad, too.
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Yes, actually. They will likely grandfather plans in if the merger closes.

People hate on AT&T just to hate on them. It's kind of amusing to watch, to be honest. A little sad, too.
I don't know about that. I have friends that hate AT&T because they have crappy 3g speeds and crappy service. I think that is a legitimate reason to hate.
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Yes.. but ATT uses different bands for 3g... thats why unlocked iphones cant use 3g on tmo
Yes, but ATT is switching over to the same 4G network system that T-Mobile is using from I what I heard. I have to look into it some more, as our cars are now using the T-Mobile data system now, but it's only 3G from what I read. Have to read the documents on the specific systems specs. I just did a flash to one of our cars systems from a EU spec to USA spec to make it work properly.
     
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I don't know about that. I have friends that hate AT&T because they have crappy 3g speeds and crappy service. I think that is a legitimate reason to hate.
I'm talking about in general. It's different if you actually have a legitimate reason to not like them. Most people just jump on the hater band-wagon with no real rationale, because it's the "cool" thing to do. Just like the majority of people who hate the Patriots, CoD, WoW, etc etc.
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post #20 of 22
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Everything.
i had AT&T for about 2 months when I bought the iPhone 4 (was waiting for the unlock to come out cause my family plan is on T-Mobile). During those 2 months I had 0 issues. no dropped calls, very fast data, and coverage was actually better than T-Mobile (im in NYC).

When it came time to pay the ETF and cancel the contract they even let me pay the ETF for dumb phones (which is $200 cheaper than paying the ETF for iPhone and android phones which is what I was suppose to be charged). So I got a new iPhone 4 + 2 months AT&T service for about $400...
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