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Old 04-14-2007, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cingular to apply "at&t" alpha to all new customers' and upgraders' display tomorrow!

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I received this e-mail today from at&t (Cingular). Check it out:

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Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 9:12 AM
To: -MYNAMEHERE-

Effective Sunday, April 15, alpha tags (the company name appearing on handset screens) for new subscribers and existing customers upgrading their handsets will display AT&T instead of Cingular. Existing customers' handsets will begin displaying AT&T in late April. While the majority of customers' handsets will be changed in 60 days, the process is expected to be completed in about six months.

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Old 04-14-2007, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wonder how they are going to upgrade existing customer phones?
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Carrier branding is pushed down to the phones, not programmed in. That's why old ATTWS phones now show Cingular.
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Old 04-14-2007, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep - there is a table that translate the code sent from the tower into a tag. A couple of times a year I pick up a code that does not get translated into a name (last time it was Suncom in Puerto Rico). I send a note to my carrier and it has gotten repaired.
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for the info.
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Sorry, but this relates to the splash screen?
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Sorry, but this relates to the splash screen?
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I think this references the Cingular on your home screen will probably be replaced by AT&T according to the above information but maybe the splash screen as well.
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I think this references the Cingular on your home screen will probably be replaced by AT&T according to the above information but maybe the splash screen as well.


The home screen network ID I can see changing remotely, but I don't see how they can change the splash screen..
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The home screen network ID I can see changing remotely, but I don't see how they can change the splash screen..
Agree on the SS part; I do not think they could do that over the network but I have been wrong before (once or twice).
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would imagine they would have included it in the e-mail if it concerned the splash screen, but who knows. The only thing certainly changing is on your home screen where it says "Cingular" which will become "at&t".
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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For what it's worth, it appears that AT&T is changing the firmware as well; I received my 8100 on the 11th, and it was running 4.2.0.69 with Cingular branding; coworker received his 8100 on the 13th, and it was running 4.2.0.77 with AT&T branding. That said, I'd say new subscribers and upgraders could probably anticipate seeing the AT&T branding in more places than just the alpha-tags..
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Did he happen to have the red version of the Pearl? This is the one that comes branded at&t out of the box. As far as I know, they have not yet begun this for the Black one.

I also was under the impression that the highest version of OS we had seen was .73. Guess not...
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My BB 8100 changed at 3:00 pm EDT Sunday, April 15. I think the change was hastened because of another problem I had. Coincidentally, at 11:00 am I discovered my text messaging wasn't working. I called in and they said they were "upgrading systems" and couldn't be fixed until 3:00. Of course, I I expected at 3pm I would have to call back but at 3:00 I got some sort of system text message and my phone now says AT&T. My other Cingular line still says Cingular (on a Palm Treo 750v).
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Still says Cingular for me. 8:37 PM in Braselton, Georgia.
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Still says Cingular in NH
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If you are dying to have your phone say AT&T, you can call CS (or after hours CS) and they will push the alpha tag to your device for you. Otherwise, you can just wait. It's your choice.
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I am in no hurry what so ever. I can't see why some are making such a big deal about it anyway.
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No hurry here either. Just posting that the new tag hasn't appeared.
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Wirelessly posted (Blackberry 8700C: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Just saw AT&T being displayed on my 8800 few mins ago. Cingular and Jack, orange splat, have walked under the sunset.
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