T-Mobile’s New Home?

By now you may have heard the news, At&t has acquired T-Mobile. As a T-Mobile customer, I consider this a somewhat sad day as my HD2 cries in my pocket. The news isn’t all bad though…

There are a number of speculations going on right now regarding what will come of this for both T-Mobile and At&t customers. One large issue that many news agencies are talking about is the issue of the large providers versus the small ones. T-Mobile has been notorious for sharing sides with Sprint against the At&t and Verizon giants in the US. Now that T-Mobile is out of the picture as far as lobbying goes, Sprint stands alone. One good example is when Sprint and T-Mobile began the unlimited minutes battles a few years ago. Since then, the other giants have adopted these plan options. One thing they did not keep from the unlimited table, however, is data. With At&t having tiered data plan options now and Verizon soon to come (this summer), Sprint and T-Mobile stand alone. The merge should however offer some iPhone users (as well as other At&t customers) better coverage in certain areas that are notorious for their low cell signal (such as San Francisco). However, it is important to remember that these changes will not come quickly, and the road ahead seems like it will be a long one before everyone is feeling the impact of this merger.