Originally Posted by tsac
They would not have announced this to the business community unless they were reasonably sure of full approval. Att ( the original SBC)has been purchasing smaller companys for a few years with out much fanfare. The majority have been companys that either were in trouble financially or were unable to keep up with the market demands. I would suspect ATT will honor any current contracts but if a subscriber changes any of the plan features they will be forced to use a current plan. This is the normal procedure most big companys follow today. Generally it is not in the best interest of a consumer to change if the current plan covers things they need. Where they get you is if you need to increase minutes or other basic parts of a plan and all bets are off.
My other suspicion is T-Mobile was ahead of ATT in the LTE ( 4G) rollout and may not have been able to sustain the growth to fully expand. Also market share is a big factor today for any company. Verizon is rated top and either way ATT has to catch up.
Yeah, I see your point, but a big question in my mind is what ATT will do when it comes to EM+ customers from Tmobile.
I don't think ATT has anything like EM+ . I am customer who had a cellphone contract (2yrs) and never took another out after it ended, later I found out I could get discounts to my plan if I switched to EM+ which is a plan that requires me to buy all cellphones that I want for my service (at full price, no discounts, from anyone I care to buy them from) and in exchange I got 2 things from them, 1) lower monthly rates for all services ($59 1500 family shared mins, $10 BIS, $10 4g smartphone, $10 unl text, $5 add a phone, etc) 2) and this was important to me. I will never have a contract again, I could continue their service as long as I was happy with them, or if I ever became unhappy I could simply walk away after a phone call.
Simple, these are our cellphone rates, as long as we don't have to keep feeding you new cellphones. Stay and buy our service as long as you want. I loved it.
Now I'm just not sure what ATT is going to with these plans. Will they grandfather somthing like that. Services without contracts