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  1. #16
    Notan
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    Re: More than one phone same number?

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    >
    > I wrote:
    >
    > >>Bell Atlantic Mobile + most of GTE Wireless + most of Vodafone AirTouch +
    > >>Primeco = original Verizon Wireless (I say most because some markets had to
    > >>be divested)

    >
    > Notan asked:
    >
    > > Where does AirTouch Cellular, becoming Verizon, fit in?

    >
    > Vodafone AirTouch. Vodafone had already purchased AirTouch by the time of
    > the VZ megamerger. I did include them.


    I saw the Vodafone reference... I didn't realize Vodafone had aquired AirTouch.

    As an old AirTouch/Verizon customer, I must've slept through that merger! <g>

    Notan



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  2. #17
    CharlesH
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    Re: More than one phone same number?

    Notan wrote:
    > Steve Sobol wrote:
    >>Vodafone AirTouch. Vodafone had already purchased AirTouch by the time of
    >>the VZ megamerger. I did include them.

    >
    > I saw the Vodafone reference... I didn't realize Vodafone had aquired AirTouch.
    >
    > As an old AirTouch/Verizon customer, I must've slept through that merger! <g>


    Pacific Bell first created Pac*Tel Mobile as a unit of Pacific Bell.
    They then decided to get get out of the wireless business, and (by then
    as Pacific Telesis) spun off Pac*Tel Mobile as the independent Airtouch
    Cellular, which was bought by Vodaphone, and ultimately became part of
    Verizon Wireless. Later, Pacific Telesis decided to get back into the
    wireless business, and created the GSM unit Pacific Bell Wireless which
    became part of Cingular (which is partly owned by SBC, who had bought
    Pacific Telesis), and Cingular ultimately bought AT&T Wireless.

    To make it even more complicated, Airtouch owed half of the CellularOne
    franchise in the San Francisco Bay area; AT&T owned the other half, and
    GTE Mobilenet was the other cellular provider. When Verizon Wireless was
    formed, Airtouch had to sell their interest in that franchise (to AT&T)
    due to the spectrum cap since GTE Mobilenet was to become part of
    Verizon Wireless. AT&T spun off AT&T Wireless, which was purchased by
    Cingular, and recently the parent AT&T was purchased by SBC.

    What a pile of spaghetti!



  3. #18
    John S.
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    Re: More than one phone same number?


    "CharlesH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > recently the parent AT&T was purchased by SBC.


    Has this happened or was it just announced that SBC was going to do this? I
    think it is still in the "process"!





  4. #19
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: More than one phone same number?

    Notan wrote:

    > I saw the Vodafone reference... I didn't realize Vodafone had aquired AirTouch.


    It was pretty big, but it was definitely overshadowed by the VZ/VZW stuff.

    > As an old AirTouch/Verizon customer, I must've slept through that merger! <g>


    http://myturl.com/001Gh

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  5. #20
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: More than one phone same number?

    John S. wrote:
    > "CharlesH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:GLjye.397$6%[email protected]
    >
    >
    >>recently the parent AT&T was purchased by SBC.

    >
    >
    > Has this happened or was it just announced that SBC was going to do this? I
    > think it is still in the "process"!


    Was just recently approved by AT&T's board. The amount of SBC's stock being
    traded in the deal is a low enough percentage that they don't have to
    approve it.

    Must still be approved by the Feds, of course.


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  6. #21
    Notan
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    Re: More than one phone same number?

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    >
    > Notan wrote:
    >
    > > I saw the Vodafone reference... I didn't realize Vodafone had aquired AirTouch.

    >
    > It was pretty big, but it was definitely overshadowed by the VZ/VZW stuff.
    >
    > > As an old AirTouch/Verizon customer, I must've slept through that merger! <g>

    >
    > http://myturl.com/001Gh


    Yup. 1999. I was sleeping. <g>

    Notan



  7. #22
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: More than one phone same number?

    CharlesH wrote:

    > Pacific Bell first created Pac*Tel Mobile as a unit of Pacific Bell.
    > They then decided to get get out of the wireless business, and (by then
    > as Pacific Telesis) spun off Pac*Tel Mobile as the independent Airtouch
    > Cellular


    I seem to remember US West being involved too. Didn't they originally own
    AirTouch?


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  8. #23
    CharlesH
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    Re: More than one phone same number?

    Steve Sobol wrote:
    > I seem to remember US West being involved too. Didn't they originally
    > own AirTouch?


    I think it was the other way around: Airtouch acquired the wireless
    assets of USWest. Not sure if it was before or after Vodaphone merged
    with Airtouch.



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