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  1. #1
    BruceR
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    AT&T (recently purchased by SBC who holds 60% of Cingular) has announced
    plans to purchase BellSouth (who owns 40% of Cingular). The new company
    will be called AT&T and Cingular will change it's name to AT&T as well.

    Hope they didn't throw out all those old signs yet!





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  2. #2
    RobR
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    It was going to be called at&t (lowercase) even before the purchase of
    BellSouth. It was all over CNN several months ago.

    "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > AT&T (recently purchased by SBC who holds 60% of Cingular) has announced
    > plans to purchase BellSouth (who owns 40% of Cingular). The new company
    > will be called AT&T and Cingular will change it's name to AT&T as well.
    >
    > Hope they didn't throw out all those old signs yet!
    >






  3. #3
    marx404
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    Ok, now I am really confused, heres the article in CNN today

    http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/05/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes





  4. #4
    BruceR
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    I know, it's really only a name change.


    > Ok, now I am really confused, heres the article in CNN today
    >
    > http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/05/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes






  5. #5
    John Navas
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    No Cingular name change was announced previously.

    In <[email protected]> on Mon, 06 Mar 2006 02:39:16 GMT, "RobR"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >It was going to be called at&t (lowercase) even before the purchase of
    >BellSouth. It was all over CNN several months ago.
    >
    >"BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> AT&T (recently purchased by SBC who holds 60% of Cingular) has announced
    >> plans to purchase BellSouth (who owns 40% of Cingular). The new company
    >> will be called AT&T and Cingular will change it's name to AT&T as well.
    >>
    >> Hope they didn't throw out all those old signs yet!


    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  6. #6
    cranheim
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    I am afraid this merger will reduce the competition, and increase our cell
    phone rates. AT&T wireless has been at the bottom of the list in Consumer
    Reports for quite a while. I dropped them as my long distance carrier
    because they would quote me a price, then raise it a month later without
    even telling me. The increase just appeared on my bill. When I called, they
    said it made no difference what price I was quoted to get me to go with
    them. They were free to change the price at will. I hope they improve their
    service. I would think the wireless coverage will probably improve, but at a
    greater cost for everything. Charles Ranheim


    "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > AT&T (recently purchased by SBC who holds 60% of Cingular) has announced
    > plans to purchase BellSouth (who owns 40% of Cingular). The new company
    > will be called AT&T and Cingular will change it's name to AT&T as well.
    >
    > Hope they didn't throw out all those old signs yet!
    >






  7. #7
    SMS
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    cranheim wrote:
    > I am afraid this merger will reduce the competition, and increase our cell
    > phone rates. AT&T wireless has been at the bottom of the list in Consumer
    > Reports for quite a while. I dropped them as my long distance carrier
    > because they would quote me a price, then raise it a month later without
    > even telling me.


    AT&T Wireless has never been a long distance carrier. AT&T Wireless has
    not been part of AT&T for many years. The acquisition of AT&T wireless
    by Cingular, is not the same as the acquisition of AT&T by SBC, or the
    proposed acquisition of Bell South by AT&T, formerly SBC.



  8. #8
    John Navas
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <KC1Pf.3890$%[email protected]> on Mon, 06 Mar 2006
    21:14:18 GMT, "cranheim" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am afraid this merger will reduce the competition, and increase our cell
    >phone rates.


    How so? The number of cell carriers will stay the same.

    >"BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]


    >> AT&T (recently purchased by SBC who holds 60% of Cingular) has announced
    >> plans to purchase BellSouth (who owns 40% of Cingular). The new company
    >> will be called AT&T and Cingular will change it's name to AT&T as well.
    >>
    >> Hope they didn't throw out all those old signs yet!


    The logo and branding have changed.

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    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  9. #9
    RobR
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    It was brought up in this newsgroup and was in the news in November.
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/te...t_x.htm?csp=34

    and a link to this newsgroup:
    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.c...046677c46009d9

    and you even posted in the above thread John.


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > No Cingular name change was announced previously.
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Mon, 06 Mar 2006 02:39:16 GMT, "RobR"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>It was going to be called at&t (lowercase) even before the purchase of
    >>BellSouth. It was all over CNN several months ago.
    >>
    >>"BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> AT&T (recently purchased by SBC who holds 60% of Cingular) has announced
    >>> plans to purchase BellSouth (who owns 40% of Cingular). The new company
    >>> will be called AT&T and Cingular will change it's name to AT&T as well.
    >>>
    >>> Hope they didn't throw out all those old signs yet!

    >
    > --
    > Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    > John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>






  10. #10
    John Navas
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    Re: ATT Wireless returns - Cingular is history

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    That was only a reference to branding of Cingular-provided service by the "new
    at&t", not a name change for Cingular itself.

    What I actually wrote
    <http://groups.google.com/group/alt.cellular.cingular/msg/eb8938c03948598f>
    was:

    While SBC is assuming the AT&T name, AT&T Wireless may refer only to
    wireless service sold by "the new AT&T" -- see "AT&T To Sell Branded
    Wireless" <http://www.wirelessweek.com/article/CA6285901.html>

    "This is not a surprise, because when the Cingular joint venture was
    created, we anticipated (our parents) might want to offer wireless
    services under their own brands," says Cingular Wireless spokesman
    Mark Siegel. Cingular is a joint venture of AT&T (formerly SBC) and
    BellSouth Corporation. Cingular acquired AT&T Wireless last year.

    "Mr. Whitacre's comments changes in no way how we will market
    Cingular. Our size and national presence is an advantage for our
    parents," Siegel says.

    [MORE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 01:47:51 GMT, "RobR"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >It was brought up in this newsgroup and was in the news in November.
    >http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/te...t_x.htm?csp=34
    >
    >and a link to this newsgroup:
    >http://groups.google.com/group/alt.c...046677c46009d9
    >
    >and you even posted in the above thread John.
    >
    >"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> No Cingular name change was announced previously.
    >>
    >> In <[email protected]> on Mon, 06 Mar 2006 02:39:16 GMT, "RobR"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>It was going to be called at&t (lowercase) even before the purchase of
    >>>BellSouth. It was all over CNN several months ago.
    >>>
    >>>"BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]
    >>>> AT&T (recently purchased by SBC who holds 60% of Cingular) has announced
    >>>> plans to purchase BellSouth (who owns 40% of Cingular). The new company
    >>>> will be called AT&T and Cingular will change it's name to AT&T as well.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hope they didn't throw out all those old signs yet!


    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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