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    AT&T to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/20/news...deal/index.htm

    NEW YORK (CNN) -- AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom for an estimated $39 billion in cash and stock, the companies said in a joint release Sunday.

    The new entity would be the biggest in the US, combining AT&T's 95 million customers with T-Mobile's 34 million users for a total of 130 million subscribers.
    You wonder where all that money these phone companies have been overcharging for years goes ??
    The $39 billion purchase will include a $25 billion cash payment;

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    Default Re: Move over Verizon...

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    AT&T to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion



    You wonder where all that money these phone companies have been overcharging for years goes ??



    If you owned any T-Mobile stock you'd be

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    You wonder where all that money these phone companies have been overcharging for years goes ??
    They've also been fighting off systems using wi-fi for talking for years.
    Other countries have been working on wi-fi systems, and talking is free, which eliminates the need for minute bundles.
    Not the best deal for truckers though, as there is no wi-fi outside any metro area.

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    Default Re: Move over Verizon...

    Biggest scam here is all these phone companies have going is the "Locked" phones they use..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    AT&T to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/20/news...deal/index.htm



    You wonder where all that money these phone companies have been overcharging for years goes ??



    Now the cell phone companies are over charging? Well, I guess we better put in price controls on them too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Biggest scam here is all these phone companies have going is the "Locked" phones they use..
    "Locked" phones? What is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFHOG View Post
    Now the cell phone companies are over charging? Well, I guess we better put in price controls on them too!
    (sigh), geeez, give it a rest for a thread or two would ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x475 View Post
    "Locked" phones? What is that?
    A "locked" phone is what they sell here in the U.S.Which means you get a phone that will only work on Verizon or one that only works on A.T.&T ..A unlocked phone which is sold in the rest of the world are made so you can change companies with out a hitch using the same phone..There are ways to get your phone unlocked but you have to be tech savy..

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    I did not know that...always been with verizon, so I never ran into that problem.
    Thankx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    A "locked" phone is what they sell here in the U.S.Which means you get a phone that will only work on Verizon or one that only works on A.T.&T ..A unlocked phone which is sold in the rest of the world are made so you can change companies with out a hitch using the same phone..There are ways to get your phone unlocked but you have to be tech savy..
    My Att phone uses a Sim card that I could use in different phones on the Att network if I want but when I gave my old phone to my son-in-law he couldn't use it on his Verizon network because Verizon doesn't use a SIM card. None of them give scrap. They like when you pay $200 for a phone and pay a bundle every month to use it

 

 
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