Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A major deal just went down in the United States, which seriously shakes up the mobile industry on the other side of the pond: AT&T has announced it plans to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom.
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RE: FFFFUUUUUUUU...
by Junglist on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 13:45 UTC in reply to "FFFFUUUUUUUU..."
Junglist
Member since:
2007-09-07

I'm in exactly the same boat! I just picked up an N900, sweet device, everything I wanted in a smartphone. Just had to switch to T-Mobile from big V. I think AT&T uses different GSM bands than T-Mobile so I hope I'm not going to have to get a new phone anytime soon. What a fail-pail full of lose. ;_;

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RE[2]: FFFFUUUUUUUU...
by Morgan on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:20 in reply to "RE: FFFFUUUUUUUU..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You (and I) will likely lose 3G/3.5g speeds when the change occurs, as (according to a friend who is high on their tech support food chain) AT&T plans to convert the T-Mobile 3G bands to LTE for their existing network. My friend said that AT&T hopes to move all T-Mobile smartphone users to AT&T 4G/LTE devices within the next two years to facilitate the changeover.

He made the point that by then I'd have a better phone anyway, and I had to explain to him that the N900 was to be my phone for at least the next three years, until this announcement anyway.

It sucks big donkey balls.

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