AT&T says T-Mobile will get to keep its pricing structure

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When news broke that AT&T agreed to purchase T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion dollars, speculation began running rampant regarding what would happen with T-Mobile customers. The fourth largest carrier in the U.S., T-Mobile is known for its attractive pricing and hassle-free features and packages that it offers its customers, like mobile hotspots, tethering and Wi-Fi calling. However, most of us assumed that most of those features and perks would disappear — especially those great pricing plans.

However, Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, told IntoMobile at CTIA 2011 that T-Mobile will get to keep its current pricing structure. It was unclear what he meant by that: is AT&T going to keep T-Mobile as a separate arm, or will AT&T change its entire pricing structure in order to match that of T-Mobile’s current plans? The latter is extremely unlikely, but we can’t imagine AT&T keeping T-Mobile as a separate division, either.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get more details from de la Vega, so we’re looking to get further information from other AT&T representatives. For now, it does sound like AT&T has T-Mobile’s customers in mind and is aware of the anti-consumer criticisms its possible acquisition has been garnering.

  • Anonymous

    Straight from the horse’s mouth folks.

  • http://www.symbiosis60.com Maciek

    Yeah…a trojan horse

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.m.thompson Christopher M Thompson

    Until you need to renew your contact to get a new 3G phone since the tmobile 3G frequency has been re-purposed and at that time they will say sorry but you’ll need a new a new At&t plan your tmobile plan inst compatible.

  • Anonymous

    You know if ATT could lower some prices they can still beat Verizon cause of more subscribers, but they are as evil as it gets.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bupahs Keith Rea

    Run, run from AT&T as fast as your little feet can carry you…. nuff said

  • Doccolorado

    Will he say the same thing after DOJ approves the merger? LOL

    • Shawndk11010

      Exactly! Furthermore, even if he is sincere about the pricing, he may not always be in charge. The next guy might not be inclined to maintain the status quo.

  • netguy

    as a 6 year customer i am going to leave. They blocked teathering that was previously allowed on my plan and had been for the last 3 years. They did this in the middle of the night without any notice or warning. This is not how you do business…not with me!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get all the negativity towards AT&T. I know they have high prices but they seem to be doing great when it comes to getting more subscribers. AND please stop with the stupid “Evil” comments. How childish. Every single corporation i know tries to make money and if you are stupid enough to think that these companies don’t do things the you may not like to make money then you are really stupid. AT&T is evil but T-mobile was good. That’s such a stupid thing to say.

    • Lv2program

      no… AT&T Eeeevil T-Mobile Goood… get it elliot? der

  • http://en-pi.facebook.com/stevedickey Steve Dickey

    Cingular lied to AT&T customers that we could keep our old plans and pricing. Right now we’re being told our phones won’t work after May 15 and we have to choose from a new plan. Watch Ralph’s lips, if they move, he’s lying.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1698164-Service-Termination-May-15th-2011-Old-Blue-AT-amp-T-Customer

  • http://en-pi.facebook.com/stevedickey Steve Dickey

    Cingular lied to AT&T customers that we could keep our old plans and pricing. Right now we’re being told our phones won’t work after May 15 and we have to choose from a new plan. Watch Ralph’s lips, if they move, he’s lying.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1698164-Service-Termination-May-15th-2011-Old-Blue-AT-amp-T-Customer

  • Rverp

    My guess is that to merge the two companies they will be forced to spin off the prepaid divisions of their business. This by itself would create a viable prepaid competitor…and reduce the number of subscribers by many millions.

  • Helmut

    Meine mutter is nicht ser gut.

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