What the fuck?

http://sbc.merger-news.com/

My stance on the issue: What the fuck, guys? What color of crack do you have to smoke to think this will pass legislative muster?

(Wait, we have republicans in office, dumb question.)

Just promise me you guys aren't going to call me twice as often to try and get me to use your ripoff long distance services now….

Oh, and as a favor, I've got you guys a new corporate logo. Check this out:

Thought you'd like it.

PS: Please don't keep wasting my money if it doesn't make my phone service cheaper, or more competitive, please, SBC? Thanks!

8 thoughts on “What the fuck?”

    1. No, cingular acquired AT&T wireless, which was a company that was started that was allowed to run their service under the AT&T brand. They were only "sort of" AT&T, sorta like a sibling, corporately speaking.

      AT&T, the long distance and network company was the original bell system entity, spun off as part of divesture, with the baby bells.

      Here's the REAL question:
      Now that AT&T is owned by SBC, can SBC legally transport calls across a LATA boundary for toll where they couldn't legally do so already?

      1. that SBC page referenced a wireless service as well….

        It will have the resources and skill sets to innovate and more quickly deliver to customers the next generation of advanced, integrated IP-based wireline and wireless communications services.

        one of those things where I'm just not paying a whole lot of attention 😛

        1. AT&T owns satellites and fixed microwave installations, but they don't have a wireless company anymore.

          But SBC does – they bought AT&T wireless already (well, sort of, SBC has a 60% ownership of cingular).

          SBC really, really wants to own up wireless stuff. They're setting up their Freedomlink 802.11b service all over the place in MI, I hear they're actually deploying it at highway rest stops. So what they see is: OOH, AT&T has tons of data infrastructure we can now lash our access points to. SCORE!!!
          (Which, by the way, is why Nextel bought Sprint – they wanted access to the shitloads of fiber that Sprint has)

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