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post #11 of 58
Can't wait for the merger! Better AT&T coverage!
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post #12 of 58
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Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx View Post
Of course they do... That would mean that they are now at a disadvantage in the market... Who wouldn't oppose it?
The reason why Sprint should/would be afraid, is because it's the ugly duckling of the four. Of course they don't want this to happen, but I'm sure if T-Mobile was more compatible with their network. They would have jumped on the deal when Deutsche Telekom offered it to them.

They refused it and AT&T said, "sure, we'll take it"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Exactly.

It will obviously be more expensive than that
If you say so.
post #13 of 58
I hope Sprint puts the fight of their lives on this one, to prevent the merger...

(At&T/HP+BCC) * (T-Mobile/GP+GCC) ∝ HPBCCLD^2


Key
HP= High Prices
GP= Great Prices
BCC= Bad Customer Care
GCC=Good Customer Care
LD= Lack of Diversity
^2=Squared
∝ = (directly proportional to)
post #14 of 58
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Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Less competition is always a bad thing for customers.
the depends. Some industries require a certain level of profitability to spur R&D. I highly doubt our microprocessors would be as advanced as they are if the producers were in a hyper competitive environment.

If a company is of infinite size, it will have horrendous efficiency. If a company is of incredibly minuscule size it will also be inefficient. Certain industries do better with fewer competitors, but with larger more capable competitors.

a monopoly would be horrible though and I doubt anyone disagrees on that matter.
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post #15 of 58
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I want it to happen.
you must also want to be forced into paying higher prices to cover these new expenses for AT&T
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post #16 of 58
Duoply ftl. You guys realize this is in no possible way a good thing right?
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post #17 of 58
Dang tmobile was the only one left that I liked. I guess I will have to see which of the others are good.
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Originally Posted by donkru View Post
Dang tmobile was the only one left that I liked. I guess I will have to see which of the others are good.
Don't worry, pretty soon you'll only have 1 choice, so no bothersome decisions need be made
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post #19 of 58
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
The next question is, what do we, as consumers, and as Americans, do to stop this from happening?
Leave em and go to Verizon. I personally work for T-Mobile Customer Care(but have ATT service, ironic?) and people are appalled at the idea of this happening. Believe me I hear it all. Lol. The number one thing they are not going to like is well... The customer service. Many people say that they had came from ATT to T-Mobile for the better handset and prices but most of all, the "Great Customer Service". That is the major thing we have going for us. Grant it you will always get that unruly representative but who doesn't? Someone always hates there job. Lol

The only good thing that could possibly come out of this if it happened would be the coverage. Every ATT and every T-Mobile tower would be on the same network which could possibly match or at least come close to Verizons network coverage.

Cons:
Higher Price Plans
****ty Phones
****tier Customer Service
Cap on Unlimited Internet

Pros:
Better Coverage


Don't think those really match up there. Lol
Edited by XiCynx - 3/29/11 at 2:07am
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I have T-Mobile I will miss my Android treatment and superior customer service
     
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