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Updated: 2010-02-23T17:53:00.775-06:00

 



You are simplifying a complex number of events: AT...

2010-02-23T17:53:00.775-06:00

You are simplifying a complex number of events: AT&T Corp. spun off its wireless division as a separate company (AT&T Mobility), largely due to its terrible reputation and falling revenues (as a result of the new portability law). SBC and BellSouth formed Cingular as a joint venture and spent close to 2 billion dollars establishing the brand name. Cingular then purchased the ailing AT&T Mobility. SBC merged with AT&T Corp., bringing the entire group back together again, but rather than doing so under the Cingular brand, they adopted the AT&T Corp. brand and wrote off the 2 billion dollar investment in the Cingular brand (that's 2 billion that had to come out of someone else's taxes instead!). So, no matter how you cut it, the same technology and the same corporate culture that produced the horrid AT&T Wireless/Mobility customer experience continues to exist in the current iteration of AT&T. The Consumer Report ratings of AT&T support this.



Wrong company buddy. AT&T Wireless was purchased b...

2007-06-29T22:24:00.000-05:00

Wrong company buddy. AT&T Wireless was purchased by Cingular in 2003. Cingular became a part of SBC when SBC purchased Bell South in 2005/2006. The company was renamed to AT&T (hence your confusion).

AT&T Wireless brought about 20 million subscribers over when they were purchased in 2003. Cingular at the time had about 35 to 40 million. The Cingular management team retained control, until SBC (the new AT&T) took over control.

Learn the facts. Try wikipedia.