T-Mobile Employee Calls AT&T T-Mobile Merger a 'Car-Jacking'

August 12, 2011 -

A T-Mobile employee is calling the proposed merger between AT&T and his company "like a car-jacking," referring to a statement on the company's private network that attempts to clarify to employees that a sale to AT&T should be thought of as an "acquisition" as opposed to a "merger." The employee shared his thoughts with SeattlePI.com.

"This means that technically we're being absorbed by AT&T...," said the unnamed T-Mobile employee. "In reality, it's more like a car-jacking. AT&T will strip us for 'parts' (spectrum, towers, customers) and throw the drivers (employees) to the curb... After all, when you steal a car, you don't need the driver anymore."

AT&T has said publicly that it would create jobs by merging with T-Mobile, while at the same time admitting that cost reductions would be made by "consolidating platforms, customer care centers and headquarters organization." Obviously this is double-speak for job cuts.

The T-Mobile employee also told SeattlePI that employees have begun getting "retention letters from management" offering incentives to stay through the acquisition process:

"We've been calling the retention letters 'natural attrition letters' because they might as well have said, 'You're screwed, run for the hills and don't let the door hit you on the way out... Anyone who can get out before the deal closes, will... Management has given us no clue how many will be laid off... In fact they are feeding us B.S. about how AT&T always looks at the talent they acquire and makes individual decisions, so just keep doing what you're doing and your hard work will be recognized and rewarded."

The AT&T and T-Mobile merger deal still requires approval from the FCC and the Justice Department.

Source: The Consumerist


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Re: T-Mobile Employee Calls AT&T T-Mobile Merger a 'Car-Jacking'

We went from AT&T to at&t?

Re: T-Mobile Employee Calls AT&T T-Mobile Merger a 'Car-Jacking'

And the sad irony is that we left AT&T and moved to T-Mobile because we hated their service and how much they cost.  Now after getting into a contract they just bought up the company and right back we go.  Now to find out if this would qualify to get us out of contract because I never agreed to any of this and don't want to pay an early termination fee to go back to the very company we walked away from.

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Re: T-Mobile Employee Calls AT&T T-Mobile Merger a 'Car-Jacking'

yup, sounds very much like AT&T.

sometimes, i wonder what happened to economic competition, why it seems corporations these days prefer to gobble up competitors rather than improve their own services.

Re: T-Mobile Employee Calls AT&T T-Mobile Merger a 'Car-Jacking'

Allowing the two companies to merge would be a terrible move for consumers. It would make AT&T the ONLY major GSM carrier in the US. Most of the rest of the world uses GSM technology. AT&T would get to dictate what GSM phones come out here. If you do find a phone you want from overseas, your choice of carrier is effectively AT&T or nothing.

It would give AT&T a GSM monopoly over the entire US, since all the other major carriers (and most of the regional carriers) use CDMA.

Re: T-Mobile Employee Calls AT&T T-Mobile Merger a 'Car-Jacking'

Simple. With no competition there's no incentive to improve because the customer has no choice. So they decided that it'd be cheaper and easier in the long run to destroy anti-monopoly regulations and become the only game in town.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: T-Mobile Employee Calls AT&T T-Mobile Merger a 'Car-Jacking'

Pathetic but true.

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