I am leaving T-Mobile in the next 60 days. I've been with them for years, very very satisfied. Bought the G1 the day it shipped, and have been using a developer myTouch for the last 9 months. And... we're done.
The sale received US government approval and closed on October 26. The AT&T Wireless brand was retired by Cingular on April 26, 2005, six months after the close of the merger. This was per a pre spin-off agreement with AT&T Corp. that stated that if AT&T Wireless was to be bought by a competitor, the rights to the name AT&T Wireless and the use of the AT&T name in wireless phone service would revert back to AT&T Corp.
Also an AT&T customer, love my iPhone, have been fucked over by their customer service in the past, but have been fucked over worse by Verizon.)
I am writing to oppose the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. If allowed to proceed, the choice for customers is effectively narrowed to two very expensive options: Verizon or AT&T. Instead of an ecosystem of four national carriers, each with their own strengths, we'd be left with two similar and monopolistic companies.
The situation as I see it now is this:
AT&T: Premium GSM, expensive, strength is its partnerships (Apple)
Verizon: Premium CDMA, expensive, strength is its network, smartphone choices
T-Mobile: Budget GSM, inexpensive, strength is its cost, customer service and prepaid business
Sprint: Budget CDMA, inexpensive, strength is data speeds
If the merger is allowed to proceed, Sprint will almost certainly need to find a buyer, as it will be completely unable to compete on spectrum and network upgrades. The entire lower cost half of the market would go away.
I urge you to block this proposed merger on the grounds that it will harm competition, eliminate choices and raise costs for American cellular phone customers.
While my comment might sound like a joke, I'm deadly serious. The US doesn't have much of a manufacturing base to speak of;
That is working awesome for roads.
The Super Slab is a proposed private highway that would run from north of Fort Collins to south of Pueblo. It sparked a debate on the use of eminent domain for such purposes. Opponents proposed the Castle Rock Alternative Parkway, which would run through the home of Super Slab developer Ray Wells.
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