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Old Apr 4, 2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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Who owns AT&T Wireless?

I always thought it was AT&T, but I hear Cingular owns it. I don't believe that, because I thought it was the other way around - AT&T owns Cingular.

Is there more than one owner, as is the case with Verizon Wireless, which is owned by Verizon & Vodafone?
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Old Apr 4, 2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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AT&T owns it. The entity that is currently AT&T was formed (re-formed) by a merger of SBC and Bellsouth. Cingular was a joint venture between SBC and Bellsouth, and thus was folded into AT&T as AT&T Wireless.

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On Friday December 29, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the new AT&T's acquisition of a regional Bell Operating Company, BellSouth, valued at approximately $86 billion (or 1.325 shares of AT&T for each share of BellSouth at the close of trading December 29, 2006).[12] The new combined company retained the name AT&T.[13] The deal consolidated ownership of both Cingular Wireless and Yellowpages.com, once joint ventures between BellSouth and AT&T. All services, including wireless, became offered under the AT&T name.

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Old Apr 4, 2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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Old Apr 5, 2012, 08:50 AM   #5
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Who owns AT&T Wireless?
The shareholders, so yes, more than one owner.
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Old Apr 5, 2012, 09:05 AM   #6
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Old Apr 5, 2012, 09:10 AM   #7
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When I look at my monthly bills, I sometimes think AT&T owns me.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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When I look at my monthly bills, I sometimes think AT&T owns me.
Ha! same here, I have both my in home wireless (top speed package) and cell phones through ATT.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:29 PM   #9
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Who Owns AT&T

ATTENTION HERE PLEASE:

AT&T is own by Nasser Al-Kharafi (middle east in Kuwait), with operations in Canada and USA.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:34 PM   #10
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ATTENTION HERE PLEASE:

AT&T is own by Nasser Al-Kharafi (middle east in Kuwait), with operations in Canada and USA.
Incorrect. He's deceased. Previously owned Zain wireless



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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:34 PM   #11
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Actually AT&T is publicly traded. Anyone can own a piece.
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When I look at my monthly bills, I sometimes think AT&T owns me.
All the money I have given them, I would think I owned them.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:01 PM   #13
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I own AT&T.


Stock, that is.

All you suckers are paying me through the juicy 5.4% dividend yield

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