No way uli, they're gonna give you more than a day or two... what if you're traveling when you get the new phone...
This confusion can easily be avoided if you pronounce the word intended aloud. If it has a voiced Z sound, then it’s “lose.” If it has a hissy S sound, then it’s “loose.” Here are examples of correct usage: “He tends to lose his keys.” “She lets her dog run loose.”
not rigidly fastened or securely attached
to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place
Also, just because a word has an "s" at the end, doesn't mean it needs an apostrophe.
Not how it'll probably work. MTPCS, a local carrier here, did a similar transition. One night, overnight (August 17th, 2006 specifically) you were to turn off your CDMA phone when you went to bed and turn on your GSM phone in the morning. Thus the disaster began... the network was completely overloaded, nothing worked right, and they lost thousands of customers (and they didn't have that many to start with...) in the several weeks it took everything to settle down and the network to function properly.
Now, AT&T won't be that bad, or even bad at all... there's a whole lot of engineering experience there (though, granted, Nokia did the build for MTPCS so who knows...). BUT, it's probably gonna be a similar hard cut date. And I'd HOPE to accomodate travellers, that they give at LEAST 2 weeks between phone delivery and hard cut. I know it's not rare for me to be out on the road far more than 2 weeks at a time...
I can take this one - Once the UMTS network is ready, phones will start shipping to customers that have pre-selected. When you receive the phone there will be instructions on how to activate it. Basically dial a number and your Alltel service is disconnected and your AT&T service goes live. Every shipment will include an "automatic" migration date for those that don't call in. After a few weeks prepaid customers will start receiving messages to visit an Alltel store to purchase a new handset. Eventually the final date will arrive and all remaining CDMA customers will be disconnected. There will not be a hard cut because the CDMA network will remain online until June of 2013 and both networks will be running simultaneously.
Yay, that's GREAT news Clay. I'll tell you the "hard cut night" was a NIGHTMARE for MTPCS (Chinook Wireless, now CellularONE) and to be honest, I expected AT&T to have some pains even if not as bad...
Also, say one of my options is the blackberry curve 3g, can i pay the difference and get a blackberry torch and still keep my alltel rate plan?
From what I understand, if you do not select a phone before your selection time ends they will send you the phone most comparable to the one you have now. Also, I believe I read somewhere on here a few days ago that the CDMA portion of the network is going to be for roaming agreements only and you will not be able to use your Alltel phone after the AT&T takeover date. I am sure cclay will correct this if it's wrong.
well that sucks lol
okay, i just visited the att site. i have 4 lines on my acct and these are the phones i have on my account
3. Samsung Delve r800
4. some cheap LG phone
It seems to me that the only good comparable offer att is giving me is the blackberry curve 3g because the best offer for lines 2 and 3 is the Samsung eternity II. Im paying $$ for the data packages on these phones since alltel cosiders these smartphones. Is there a way i can actually get att smartphones for lines 2 and 3??