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ATT vs. Verizon

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Brian Grigg, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     



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  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     
  20. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:caqhuk01jvi@news1.newsguy.com...

    > When AT&T Wireless is absorbed by Cingular, won't the current AT&T
    > Wireless customers be moved to Cingular?
    >


    We will all become Cingular customers. I have fulfilled my 12-month Digital
    One Rate contract, so I can either stay with the new company or I can walk
    away. Frankly, I am sick and tired of waiting for GSM to finally work out.
    And my TDMA service appears to be not as good as before.

    I am happy with the price--$29.99/mo. 500 anytime minutes, unlimited n/w,
    huge home area, NO roaming charges anywhere within that area, ability to be
    handed off to analog carriers in some rural areas I travel through, free
    incoming text messages.

    But, if history is any indication, we can expect an aggressive campaign from
    the new AT&T to sign on new customers--and this time, we won't have to wait
    while they build out their network, like I did in 1999 when there were major
    gaps in their TDMA coverage around where I live (Phila).

    So I think I'll just have a look at what the new AT&T Wireless has to offer.
    If that does not work out, I may just go with Verizon--primarily because
    they have a mature network, not 2 networks like ATT/Cingular will have.

    I have no plans to upgrade to GSM, so that pretty much knocks Cingular off
    of my short list. For me it is only a matter of how soon I switch out.


    > And the new AT&T provider (whatever it will be called) will start out
    > with no customers, and have to convince people that it will be better
    > to go with them as a SPCS reseller rather than SPCS directly?
    >
    > And they actually expect the public to understand that the old AT&T
    > Wireless had no connection to AT&T Corporation, and the "new" AT&T
    > wireless provider is totally unrelated to the "old" one?
     

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