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    Never said it would be "easy", per se, just that the transition may not be as bloody as it could be due to some mitigating factors. That being said, that wasn't really the point of my post at all. I was mostly trying to illustrate why I didn't believe that the motive for VZW's backing of the merger isn't as simple as just trying to wring disaffected customers out of ATT, that would be chump change for them. As I alluded when I replied to ninjaap's post there would have to be much higher stakes than that for them to jump into bed with their arch rival.
    I suspect this mostly protects VZW's options for acquisitions. The worst case for ATT is something like the Sprint/Nextel merger which hurt their service and cost them millions of customers. VZW might even benefit directly from ATT/Tmo merger, ATT got something like 1.5 million new customers as result of VZW/Alltel merger.
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