1 year from now will I have to switch to a new Cell Phone Carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xDeathReaperx, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. xDeathReaperx macrumors regular

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    Alright I read the T-Mobile Q&A on there website.

    So pretty much 1 year from now all of there customers will have to switch to either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint (etc)?

    If so, If I decide switch to AT&T can I get the iPhone 5..

    Please tell me if im understanding all this correctly.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    in one year tmobile will be totally owned by at&t. they will most likely get rid of the tmobile name and if you are still under contract with, you will automatically become an at&t customer. im assuming it will be like like when at&t bought cingular. im not sure what makes you think you have to switch to verizon or sprint but im pretty sure that wont be the case. once tmobile officially becomes at&t you could get an iphone with no problem
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    This, they've pretty much said as much. You probably won't even notice anything, your money will just go to AT&T now.
     
  4. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    I'm probably gonna renew the contracts on my T-Mobile lines now. At least then they won't be able to change my pricing. Nothing beats unlimited $15 home phone!
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Prepare to be assimilated. Resistance if futile.
     
  6. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. If you do nothing, your T-Mobile account with automatically transform into an AT&T account. And, for the duration of your original contract, your price plan and features will remain unaffected even after you become an AT&T customer.

    Just a little historical clarification though:

    Originally Cingular was a joint venture between AT&T (60% share) and BellSouth (40% share). Then BellSouth bought out AT&T, making both Cingular and AT&T wholly owned subsidiaries of BellSouth. (Ironically, BellSouth used to be a wholly owned component of AT&T back before the divestiture of the 1980s.)

    Eventually, BellSouth changed its own name to AT&T, and shut down the Cingular brand, making all Cingular customers into AT&T Mobility customers.
     

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