AT&T to kill the Cingular name

Over the next few months, The New AT&T will be phasing out the Cingular brand and replacing it with — guess what — AT&T Wireless. Yes, the same AT&T Wireless Cingular bought out a couple years ago. This is a terrible mistake. It’s going to take some creative advertising to make the AT&T brand resonate as well with the youthful demographic as Cingular does now…

6 thoughts on “AT&T to kill the Cingular name

  1. maneec

    I solve that by having Verizon. I used to have Sprint PCS. And then Nextel. Now they’re both the same, so I abstain from using either/both. Verizon has worked well, probably the best.

  2. maneec

    I solve that by having Verizon. I used to have Sprint PCS. And then Nextel. Now they’re both the same, so I abstain from using either/both. Verizon has worked well, probably the best.

  3. NotMyBest2Day

    I’m going to have to agree with that. Verizon is treating me very nicely, and I only get what I wanted, and not a bunch of extra stuff that I won’t use. I can make calls and receive them, occasionally check voicemail, and on a rarer occasion, send a text message here and there. That’s all I needed, that’s all I got.

    When I switched over to Verizon, the account my father had previously had changed companies seven times during its 14-year span, with Alltel being the last of the span. It kept being local companies that would get bought out by Sprint, and for a short while, it actually was Sprint, but someone else came in, I believe it was 360 Communications, and then they were bought by Alltel.

    Verizon has just been, well, Verizon during the reign of its existence, and though T-Mobile also has CDMA capabilities on their network, they share each other’s network coverage from time to time, but I don’t see anyone takling about or suggesting the two merging together, not to mention the empire known as AT&T looking to buy either of them, neither.

    I would have to say being with Verizon is probably a good thing in the long run. Hey, maybe in the next two or three years they’ll switch to GSM. *shrug* I just know they need to bring FiOS to the area. I want me some 15/2 DSL for $49.95/mo.

  4. NotMyBest2Day

    I’m going to have to agree with that. Verizon is treating me very nicely, and I only get what I wanted, and not a bunch of extra stuff that I won’t use. I can make calls and receive them, occasionally check voicemail, and on a rarer occasion, send a text message here and there. That’s all I needed, that’s all I got.

    When I switched over to Verizon, the account my father had previously had changed companies seven times during its 14-year span, with Alltel being the last of the span. It kept being local companies that would get bought out by Sprint, and for a short while, it actually was Sprint, but someone else came in, I believe it was 360 Communications, and then they were bought by Alltel.

    Verizon has just been, well, Verizon during the reign of its existence, and though T-Mobile also has CDMA capabilities on their network, they share each other’s network coverage from time to time, but I don’t see anyone takling about or suggesting the two merging together, not to mention the empire known as AT&T looking to buy either of them, neither.

    I would have to say being with Verizon is probably a good thing in the long run. Hey, maybe in the next two or three years they’ll switch to GSM. *shrug* I just know they need to bring FiOS to the area. I want me some 15/2 DSL for $49.95/mo.

  5. Jared Smith

    Verizon is supposedly working on developing technologies to bring the SIM card concept over to their CDMA network. It’s notable that the HSDPA networks that Cing…erm…AT&T run in their 3G areas basically piggyback CDMA quality onto GSM. It’s neat how it works, the best of both worlds.

    My major problem with Verizon lies in how badly their phones are crippled, particularly with Bluetooth. The idea of being locked into their content delivery systems just doesn’t interest me. I also like the idea of buying any phone I like, sticking my SIM card into it, and being done with it. With Verizon I’d have to call customer service and jump through a million hoops. It’s tough for a gadget junkie. :)

    I REALLY wish T-Mobile would expand up this way, because I covet a Dash and their data plans are the most reasonable of all the other providers.

  6. Jared Smith

    Verizon is supposedly working on developing technologies to bring the SIM card concept over to their CDMA network. It’s notable that the HSDPA networks that Cing…erm…AT&T run in their 3G areas basically piggyback CDMA quality onto GSM. It’s neat how it works, the best of both worlds.

    My major problem with Verizon lies in how badly their phones are crippled, particularly with Bluetooth. The idea of being locked into their content delivery systems just doesn’t interest me. I also like the idea of buying any phone I like, sticking my SIM card into it, and being done with it. With Verizon I’d have to call customer service and jump through a million hoops. It’s tough for a gadget junkie. :)

    I REALLY wish T-Mobile would expand up this way, because I covet a Dash and their data plans are the most reasonable of all the other providers.

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