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What do you think the probability is of getting out of our T-mobile contracts after AT&T buys them?

I ask because I am moving to Virgin Mobile (sooooooo much cheaper). My current contract for T-mobile ends in 2 months and I plan on moving my wife to Virgin and buying her the Optimus V.

The plan was for me to finish off her contract on T-mobile (about 20 months left) with my current Vibrant phone and then move to Virgin.

The problem is that it would cost me $40 for the cheapest talk plan and $30 for unlimited internet on T-mobile. That is $70 a month vs. Virgin which is $25 a month. I could sell the Vibrant for $200 so the phone cost (sadly not the speed) would be a wash.

That would save me $900 over T-mobile over the contract period. It would cost me $200 to cancel her current contract, leaving me a savings of $700.

I will do this, but the question is, do I wait a few months and eat the higher T-mobile prices to see if we can get out of our contracts when AT&T takes over, or should I just do it now.

One note, it costs me $45 a month to stay on T-mobile. So basically, the question is, will AT&T let us out of our contracts within 4 months?
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It's likely to take at least a year to complete the merger, so you may as well break the contract now.
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It's going to be at least a year before anything is final on the merger.
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It's going to be at least a year before anything is final on the merger.
Thanks. Any reason not to go with Virgin?
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Thanks. Any reason not to go with Virgin?
Nope, I'm personally on VM and I couldn't be happier. Sure the data can be somewhat slow during peak hours and I don't get roaming but my entire plan is less then every contracts data plan alone.
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Just go VM. Sooooo much cheaper. You'll be eating your savings keeping your current plan.
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VM is MVNO?
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Quote:
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VM is MVNO?

What does that mean?
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VM is MVNO?
Yes, on the Sprint network.
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