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  1. #1
    Jean
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    AT&T Wireless Outsources

    By W.D. Crotty
    November 19, 2003
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T Wireless (NYSE: AWE), the
    second-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., plans to lay off 10% of its
    workforce. Outsourcing deals with companies in India and other overseas
    locations are in the works. What gives?

    Cost cutting, earnings concerns, and an ever-changing regulatory
    environment are recurring issues for telecommunications companies.
    Yesterday, the Fool analyzed Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) 10% staff reduction.
    Sprint PCS (NYSE: PCS) struggles with profitability. Dave Mock reported
    last week on the new regulation allowing phone number portability and its
    impact on the cellular carriers.

    Here's the real story. To accelerate the process of generating cash, AT&T
    Wireless is said to be considering outsourcing (a simple word meaning:
    "Let's get the job done more cheaply elsewhere"). It may be a winning
    strategy, but price cutting and special promotions are common in the
    wireless business. Today's savings through cost cutting may be given away
    in tomorrow's competitive pricing. Overall, the company's future is still
    not clear.

    AT&T Wireless is hardly a value stock. With 2.7 billion shares outstanding
    and a market capitalization of $18 billion, the company's guidance of 8%
    revenue growth is hardly reassuring for a stock selling for 46 times
    earnings. Add in $10.6 billion in long-term debt, and there's a lot of risk
    at today's prices.

    AT&T Wireless is one of the most widely held stocks by U.S. investors. It
    has taken shareholders on a wild rollercoaster ride since hitting an
    all-time high of $29.56 a month after its spin-off from AT&T (NYSE: T) in
    2000. The stock's current price of $6.65 looks great only when compared to
    the all-time low of $3.15 hit in October 2002. Year-to-date the stock is up
    17%.





    See More: Just in time for LNP.




  2. #2
    Milton Searlis
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    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    Sprint PCS has already outsourced it's email response team to India, so its
    already played that card.



  3. #3
    Watchdog
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    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/busine...tsource20.html

    On 20 Nov 2003, Jean <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >AT&T Wireless Outsources
    >
    >By W.D. Crotty
    >November 19, 2003
    >The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T Wireless (NYSE: AWE), the
    >second-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., plans to lay off 10% of its
    >workforce. Outsourcing deals with companies in India and other overseas
    >locations are in the works. What gives?
    >
    >Cost cutting, earnings concerns, and an ever-changing regulatory
    >environment are recurring issues for telecommunications companies.
    >Yesterday, the Fool analyzed Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) 10% staff reduction.
    >Sprint PCS (NYSE: PCS) struggles with profitability. Dave Mock reported
    >last week on the new regulation allowing phone number portability and its
    >impact on the cellular carriers.
    >
    >Here's the real story. To accelerate the process of generating cash, AT&T
    >Wireless is said to be considering outsourcing (a simple word meaning:
    >"Let's get the job done more cheaply elsewhere"). It may be a winning
    >strategy, but price cutting and special promotions are common in the
    >wireless business. Today's savings through cost cutting may be given away
    >in tomorrow's competitive pricing. Overall, the company's future is still
    >not clear.
    >
    >AT&T Wireless is hardly a value stock. With 2.7 billion shares outstanding
    >and a market capitalization of $18 billion, the company's guidance of 8%
    >revenue growth is hardly reassuring for a stock selling for 46 times
    >earnings. Add in $10.6 billion in long-term debt, and there's a lot of risk
    >at today's prices.
    >
    >AT&T Wireless is one of the most widely held stocks by U.S. investors. It
    >has taken shareholders on a wild rollercoaster ride since hitting an
    >all-time high of $29.56 a month after its spin-off from AT&T (NYSE: T) in
    >2000. The stock's current price of $6.65 looks great only when compared to
    >the all-time low of $3.15 hit in October 2002. Year-to-date the stock is up
    >17%.
    >







































  4. #4
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    If AT&T is laying off folks, can SprintPCS be far behind?



  5. #5
    tom ronson
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    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    who knows, but here's a question for you, if you stuck to one username would
    anyone ever see a word you wrote?


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > If AT&T is laying off folks, can SprintPCS be far behind?






  6. #6
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    "tom ronson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > who knows, but here's a question for you, if you stuck to one username

    would
    > anyone ever see a word you wrote?


    Tom, yes ... they would one time, and then plonk him 3 ways from Sunday ...
    By my count, he's used the following different ID's.

    Bernard Sharri
    BlueTooth Now
    Camile Cardenas
    Carl70015
    CAT0NHAT
    DSL GURU
    LosAngelessLegal
    Loving Moonlight
    Milton Searlis
    Monday Cellphone
    P.
    P. Reality
    PHil_Real
    Phill.
    Phillipe .
    Posting Editor
    PTT ReadyLink
    Reginald
    Renaldo
    Richard
    Ronald
    Sarah Morlan
    Sergei Kosonov
    Sprint Truth
    Sprintinator
    Sprintposter
    Sunday Auto
    Thomas Aspland
    Weekend Sunshine
    William Bays






  7. #7
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    Would ya know it, but ole Phillipe has one more to add to the list below ...
    bracketed by ** **.

    Bob

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "tom ronson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > who knows, but here's a question for you, if you stuck to one username

    > would
    > > anyone ever see a word you wrote?

    >
    > Tom, yes ... they would one time, and then plonk him 3 ways from Sunday

    ....
    > By my count, he's used the following different ID's.
    >

    ** Alias for Smith **
    > Bernard Sharri
    > BlueTooth Now
    > Camile Cardenas
    > Carl70015
    > CAT0NHAT
    > DSL GURU
    > LosAngelessLegal
    > Loving Moonlight
    > Milton Searlis
    > Monday Cellphone
    > P.
    > P. Reality
    > PHil_Real
    > Phill.
    > Phillipe .
    > Posting Editor
    > PTT ReadyLink
    > Reginald
    > Renaldo
    > Richard
    > Ronald
    > Sarah Morlan
    > Sergei Kosonov
    > Sprint Truth
    > Sprintinator
    > Sprintposter
    > Sunday Auto
    > Thomas Aspland
    > Weekend Sunshine
    > William Bays
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    DSL GURU
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    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    I did it for you Smith since I know it annoys you so much.

    When you talk to Michael Arends about his impersonations then you'll have a leg
    to stand on.



  9. #9
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: Just in time for LNP.


    "DSL GURU" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I did it for you Smith since I know it annoys you so much.
    >
    > When you talk to Michael Arends about his impersonations then you'll have

    a leg
    > to stand on.


    I'll have a leg to stand on? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa! You are one
    to talk about that Stumpy! Michael Arends has got nothing to do with this
    conversation. It is squarely on you.

    31 different ID's, and your only reason for changing them is "because you
    can"?

    Why don't you just stick with one ID Phillipe? Are you afraid that the only
    feedback you get will be plonking replies? Fess up Phillipe! Be a man and
    stick with one ID.

    Bob





  10. #10
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    > Michael Arends has got nothing

    His changing alias to impoersonate other is OK by you. His use of explitives is
    OK by you. Oh you do it too.


    Insult me all you like, but that does not make Sprint Cusotmer Service rate
    higher than worst.



  11. #11
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "tom ronson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> who knows, but here's a question for you, if you stuck to one
    >> username would anyone ever see a word you wrote?

    >
    > Tom, yes ... they would one time, and then plonk him 3 ways from
    > Sunday ... By my count, he's used the following different ID's.
    >
    > Bernard Sharri
    > BlueTooth Now
    > Camile Cardenas
    > Carl70015
    > CAT0NHAT
    > DSL GURU
    > LosAngelessLegal
    > Loving Moonlight
    > Milton Searlis
    > Monday Cellphone
    > P.
    > P. Reality
    > PHil_Real
    > Phill.
    > Phillipe .
    > Posting Editor
    > PTT ReadyLink
    > Reginald
    > Renaldo
    > Richard
    > Ronald
    > Sarah Morlan
    > Sergei Kosonov
    > Sprint Truth
    > Sprintinator
    > Sprintposter
    > Sunday Auto
    > Thomas Aspland
    > Weekend Sunshine
    > William Bays


    You are missing:

    J.Edge
    Michael

    Those are just off the top of my head, I am quite sure there are even more.

    Tom Veldhouse





  12. #12
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    > Why don't you just stick with one ID Phillipe? Are you afraid that
    > the only feedback you get will be plonking replies? Fess up Phillipe!
    > Be a man and stick with one ID.
    >
    > Bob


    How do you know that Philippe is a man? That is just the first ID that we
    saw her post here with.

    Tom Veldhouse





  13. #13
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    Thanks sweetie. I have confidence in my sexuality. Sorry you don't in yours
    that you assume calling someone you think might be make a female is an insult.

    Not so in the 21st Century.



  14. #14
    DSL GURU
    Guest

    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    And he missed your alias' also Tom.



  15. #15
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: Just in time for LNP.

    Bob Smith wrote:
    >
    > You are right about Michael, but I don't believe J.Edge is one of his
    > IDs ...
    >
    > Bob


    My mistake, I meant "J. Range". He was caught posting more crap over in the
    Tivo group as well, where a few people have also reported problems with his
    crap and name lycanthropy.

    Tom Veldhouse





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