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Cingular name to be phased out. Welcome, AT&T

Cingular will now become AT&T. The Cingular name will be phased out.
http://news.com.com/ATT+to+phase+out...l?tag=nefd.top
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Re: Cingular name to be phased out. Welcome, AT&T

So there going back to AT&T? Pick a name already.


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[quote author=Fiji Mazda3 link=topic=66765.msg1146108#msg1146108 date=1168616942]
So there going back to AT&T? Pick a name already.
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Well, to be fair, when the Cingular brand was formed, it wasn't AT&T. SBC had a majority interest, and then there was also AT&T Wireless, and BellSouth.

Then a bit ago it became 100% SBC, and then last year SBC bought AT&T. So it isn't like they chose to ignore AT&T at first - it was a minority partner, and they weren't using ANY of the 3 partners names.
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I think AT&T sold the first time to develop the netowork on someone else's dime. Then when things were "good" again, they bought it up.


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I think AT&T sold the first time to develop the netowork on someone else's dime. Then when things were "good" again, they bought it up.
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I was an AT&T wireless customer when they sold that part a couple of years ago. Cingular bought the towers/network to enhance things on thier end and pick up coverage areas that were sparse. SunCom bought the customer base. So I became a SunCom customer. My service declined to the point where I got the State Attourney General's office involved and got out of my contract sans penalty and moved to Cingular. Basically since the sell, Cingular has developed and improved the network with money that AT&T didn't have at the time. Now that they have done all the work AT&T has bought them, the updated network and a plethora of customers. So really they saved some money and effort on developing and improving thier network by letting Cingular take that portion over.


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I was an AT&T customer when Cingular bought them out, and I haven't fully switched over (I'm on an old AT&T plan). I guess I'll continue to wait and see if they offer me a better price point for a new mobile plan.
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Re: Cingular name to be phased out. Welcome, AT&T

I was an AT&T member back in the day as well. I left them because they sucked out here, but I heard things got better after Cingular bought them. So does this mean that the new iPhone will be a AT&T exclusive?
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Just to be picky, it will not be AT&T Wireless PCS, as it used to be. It will just be "AT&T"
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[quote author=steve13 link=topic=66765.msg1146139#msg1146139 date=1168617913]
I was an AT&T member back in the day as well. I left them because they sucked out here, but I heard things got better after Cingular bought them. So does this mean that the new iPhone will be a AT&T exclusive?
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Correct. It's just a name change... Cingular -> AT&T. No other change.
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