Who owns AT&T Wireless?

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    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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    steve2112

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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.

    From Wikipedia:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At&t
     
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    Old Smuggler

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    Probably the NSA
     
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    mscriv

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    The shareholders, so yes, more than one owner.
     
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    Arran

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    When I look at my monthly bills, I sometimes think AT&T owns me. :(
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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    Ha! same here, I have both my in home wireless (top speed package) and cell phones through ATT.
     
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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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    blueroom

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    Actually AT&T is publicly traded. Anyone can own a piece.
     
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    All the money I have given them, I would think I owned them.:D
     
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    I own AT&T.


    Stock, that is.

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

    -t
     

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