VERIZON merging some customers to AT&T???

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  1. iCaleb macrumors 6502

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    Umm. I have been with verizon for 2 years and I was getting pumped for the iPhone coming.

    And today I got a letter in the mail saying my verizon network is moving to AT&T.

    Is this going to happen to ALL verizon customers or just me??

    Either way at least I can get an iPhone but I just dont understand why this is happening.


    PS: I live in the midwest
     
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  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    So this this going to be the only way people will finally get their Verizon iPhone, is if AT&T buys them?

    /Sarcasm

    To answer your question, No. AT&T is not going to buy Verizon.
     
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  5. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In the letter it said you have to trade in your phone you have for an at&t phone.
     
  6. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    On the bright side you will be able to get an iPhone a whole lot sooner moving to ATT then waiting for one to show up on Verizion
     
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    +1, scan or it's fake
     
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  9. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They pretty much are buying verizon because now all the states listed will be AT&T now so Im thinking verizon wont have enough stocks to survive.

    Didn't anybody from California get this letter yet?
     
  10. steve knight Suspended

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    How can you have better coverage when they are not compatible networks? like ac/dc
     
  11. saving107 macrumors 603

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    AT&T to buy Verizon territories, affecting 1M subscribers
    May 9th, 2009
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2009-05-09-att-verizonwireless_N.htm

    Google saves the day, again.
     
  12. r2fa3l macrumors regular

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    verizon is cdma..... they might have bought something from verizon, but the signal wont change unless they edit the towers
     
  13. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    So did AT&T completely take the Dakotas from Verizon? Or just certain customers?
     
  14. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Read the letter again closely- it says "primarily rural areas in 79 service areas... (in the states listed)."
    It doesn't say anything about buying out Verizon in those states...
    So, obviously if you are in one of the service areas affected, your coverage will switch to AT&T. Otherwise, it won't have any effect on you.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Hell yeah, you can get out of contract for free and get a new phone from AT&T and hopefully sell your old verizon phone if its worth anything.

     
  16. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    This happened because our government is afraid of monopolies. So they are forcing a private company, Verizon, to sell off some of it's Alltel assets to AT&T.

    Fun.
     
  17. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    Clearly you don't understand how stocks work. First AT&T is not buying stocks from Verizon, they are buying customers that Verizon legally had to get rid of. Additionally, AT&T is getting 1.5 million customers out of Verizon's 80+ million customers. That is such a small percent it is laughable to compare it to a buy out. And no, all the states will not be AT&T, only certain former Altell customers in those states will be moved to AT&T. Verizon will survive. I promise.
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    The FCC made Verizon sell some (mostly rural) assets in exchange for approving an acquisition of Alltel.

    AT&T was the main buyer of those.

    That's all.
     
  19. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha yea here is a full list of transitions that I had to go thru the past years

    Cingilar

    Midwest wireless

    Alltel

    Then unicell

    Then verizon

    And now at&t


    Yes I have had to transfer to all those company's because they all bought eachother. (At least where I live)


    So Im a bit confused about the stocks with all these transitions.
     
  20. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    Verizon bought Altell.

    The U.S. Ferderal Gov't said that Verizion could not have all of Altell because of anti-trust laws.

    So, Verizon sold the rights to 1.5 million prior Altell customers to AT&T.

    Verizon did not sell any part of the company nor was any stock exchanged.
     
  21. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    You seriously think if AT&T bought Verizon that it would not be all over the news? It would be massive.
     
  22. qckslvrsiete macrumors regular

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    Verizon is a public company...
     
  23. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. Verizon is a private company. Meaning it is not part of the government.

    It is publicly traded on the stock exchange, yes. But it is still a private entity.
     
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    I hate these posts. Don't you have anything else to worry about than a "fake" post? Why would he make up a story like this? You've been here for awhile dude- get over it.
     

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