Possibly most of the AWS coverage will go to at&t, and the non-AWS spectrum in major metros will most likely go to a 'new' carrier or [super]regionals like Metro, USCC or possibly Cellular One/MTPCS. I kinda hope that [super]regionals get most if not all of the overlapping markets, as a bunch of them need a boost and and an ability to compete a decent amount now.
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1000th post: Sept. 29th, 2008, 17:42 CDT
How unfortunate. The likes of T-Mobile's MyFaves, Sprint's AnyMobile, T-Mobile's successful family plans, Sprint's WiMax, T-Mobile's HSPA+ - were all to remain competitive. In one way or the other, it forced ATT and VZW to lower their pricing, or provide better service. It's no surprise that the networks with the first "4g" were the smaller carriers. Anyone truly think that ATT would be deploying HSPA+ now if T-Mobile hadn't begun deploying last year?
Without competitive national carriers, we'll be stuck with supermassive ATT, supermassive VZW, and plummet down to the prepaids with no coverage. Sure, they'll "compete" in the LTE field. Just like that Exxon "competes" with that Shell down the street (reality check: they don't actually compete - they collude).
Fan-freaking-tastic. Talk about the beginning of the end for wireless competition in America.
^ TMO HSPA+ ^---------------|------St Louis-------|----------------^ ATT HSPA+ ^
for all you at&t coverage haters, at&t is getting all of Tmobiles towers. Talk about twice the coverage. If i were a verizon customer i'd switch to at&t as its going to dominate in voice coverage.
ATT summit 2011??
Well, there goes my $49 family plan with myFaves and the $5.99 T-zones...
Eventually, the unlimited data will go away when you change your device so I'd buy something I really like and keep it as long as I can.
@rattili: I think AT&T has to honor people's plans as long as you dont change them. I am long out of contract though, not sure what would happen to me if I were to stick around.
Bye bye T-Mobile, I am not sticking around while F##king AT&Trash destroys the last good carrier in the USA. Guess enough people voted with their wallets for inferior carrier so one had to fold.
You guys better complain before its too late, as you might end up with what we have in Canada which is known as Robellus (Rogers, Bell, and Telus). 2 of the companies have one network which they share and claim not to. Then Rogers which colludes with them.
They have the same prices, phones, and yet claim to be competing with one another. Whenever there is a wireless spectrum auction, they all buy ~33% of new spectrum which they have no plans to use.
We used to have a T-Mobile subsidiary called Fido, they were bought out by Rogers which basically removed all the unlimited plans and increased the price of other plans the next day after the purchase. The main reason they bought Fido is because they were getting too successful and killed the rest in terms of innovation. Basically, Fido was the first GSM network in Canada (compared to ancient TDMA net Rogers had, and Bell/Telus first gen CDMA net), first GPRS network in North America, first to do by second billing, and first to do unlimited plans.
To date, Rogers does not have a plan that even matches the plans Fido had when they were bought out in 2004. They even market a new plan under the same name (but not even close to it) because they don't want people knowing about/transferring the grandfathered plans (which go for hundreds of dollars on craigslist).
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This is very disappointing i hope this gets blocked we would only have one major GSM carrier..
I hope this get blocked, and if DT does sell I hope its to another European carrier.
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