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AT&T bought T-Mobile USA, let the Duel-poly begin

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posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 02:17 PM
I work for one of them and an internal e-mail sent out said AT&T will be buying T-Mobile USA. There are only 2 ntion wide companies now for cell service in America, I think this is bad, what do you think? Sorry I can not give proof, just wanted to post first before the news came out so the ATSers had this one first to chew on.

Question one: Legality
Question 2: how big is it now
Question 3: how much will rates go up for all of us?

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 02:18 PM
sorry close this MODs, I see it already in headlines.......

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 02:28 PM
Yes this has already been covered by news

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 02:37 PM
Ha, you say there are only 2 major wireless carriers left, remember where they came from, bell. Verizon and at&t are and will always be in cahoots together. Im in the biz, people go back and fourth like its one company, and their switching departments.

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 02:40 PM
Umm, I'm not sure what you're talking about with there being only two companies providing coverage. I presume this is in the USA. There are companies like Sprint, metroPCS, Virgin mobile, just to name a few. So umm, no duel-opoly?
edit on 20-3-2011 by prolific because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by prolific


Verizon (CDMA)

Nextel (iDen)

everything else is an MVNO

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 04:59 PM
T-Mobile merged with Orange over here in the last year but we still have multiple other providers (02, Vodafone, Virgin, Tesco Mobile and others)

posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 05:06 PM
looks as if ma bell wants her monopoly back.
still trying to gobble up the little guys and exert total control.

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