1. Luisraul924's Avatar
    I want to seriously discuss this topic and would really like to keep the biased "TMo FTW" or "death to TMo" type statements out of it. It makes sense that two networks merging could in theory, with some optimization of course, perform better than either network could alone. My stance at first was pro T-Mobile independence but I started to realize, after reading some of the points that AT&T was making, T-Mobile won't be able to stand alone without Deutche Telekom's help (I didn't know that they pulled support from T-Mobile USA to focus on their EU companies/networks until I read the public interest article). So what would happen if the deal didn't go through? T-Mobile would stand alone until (given their rate of customer loss) they go out of business in which spectrum would just be sold to the highest bidder in which AT&T would get what they want anyways, except without giving the benefit of special deals that migrating customers may get if the deal does go through, but instead all customers would probably be left to fend for themselves regarding carriers... Which is bad news for me and people like me who want a "top" carrier but are now inconvenienced with the big possibility of having to pay a deposit. I know Sprint wants 200 for deposit from me, Verizon might never take me back because of financial history/issues (not that I want their overpriced service anyways) and when I first got cell phone service I had originally wanted AT&T and the iPhone as I had the money at the time for the phone but no deposit, turns out they wanted 500, I checked recently and its increased to 750. I can care less for the iPhone now but AT&T isn't too shabby around my area. So obviously since AT&T more than likely will end up getting what they want anyways, I think it may as well be now, that way I (and many others like me) can be considered "migrated" and not have to worry about a deposit. So in that aspect I know it would help people, but what are all of you're thoughts on this?
    04-22-2011 08:45 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    There is alot to talk about there I'll start with this. I am a Sprint customer and when Sprint took over Nextel there customer service went way down at one point I almost left because of there incompetence. Nextel was very small compared to tmo so I wonder what the growing pains will be like.

    The landscape of the cell industry in the US will be changed forever I feel it will be for the worst dew to the lack of competition on the GSM side.
    04-22-2011 10:30 PM
  3. Luisraul924's Avatar
    There is alot to talk about there I'll start with this. I am a Sprint customer and when Sprint took over Nextel there customer service went way down at one point I almost left because of there incompetence. Nextel was very small compared to tmo so I wonder what the growing pains will be like.

    The landscape of the cell industry in the US will be changed forever I feel it will be for the worst dew to the lack of competition on the GSM side.
    it actually varies market by market really from what I heard and that's why they (government) wanted to take a look at it on a market by market basis to see how that works out I know that in my market the only GSM carriers we have whether it be top teir or budget there are only two and thats T-Mobile and AT&T so if those two were to combine then yes in my market it would be a monopoly...which isn't a bad thing entirely because Verizon still being a looming threat, AT&T is'nt gonna shaft everybody you know? especially customers that are being considered migrant like me... I do plan to switch all services to AT&T when I move from the 'burbs to the urban part of my city (or what you could barely call a city lol I live in El paso Texas pretty small place lol) but with everything being AT&T it should save me a considerable amount of cash on all of it along with real good services as well as my sister hooking me up with a family discount (she's an AT&T suit so go figure) I don't see why I'm not actually excited about this... maybe because I know there are people out there that aren't so lucky as I am and would have a harder time trying to get cell phone service, which in reality, in this day and age one could safely call cell service a nessecity.
    04-23-2011 01:56 AM
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