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AT&T is a telecommunications giant, offering land line and mobile voice communications along with broadband and digital TV services.
With Verizon getting access to the iPad and very soon the iPhone, AT&T is going to be loosing significant market share and probably a huge number of subscribers. I am not alone in this opinion, as several analysts and surveys have come out stating as many as 2.8 million subscribers that could defect from AT&T to Verizon either immediately or over the next year to 2 years as their contract expires.
That may be true. I have to ask how many of those defectors will be happy on Verizon's CDMA network? GSM is superior technology IMO.
GSM or CDMA may be a battlefield, but those are bridges to be crossed over the horizon.The T-Mobile aquisition is about monopolizing both spectrum and carriers. The question you need to ask yourself is not whether one or the other's technology is necessarily better, instead you should be asking yourself how much money can I make?Forcing two carriers on the cosumer will drive prices lower in the short term and higher in the long run. That is how a duopoly works.You don't jump into AT&T because you're hoping the stock blows up tomorrow, you take the ride for next five years and wait for the power of a limited market to drive profits and growth. People say there is a limited market for broadband and subscribers and I say they're wrong. The explosiveness of wireless, the opportunities we have yet to even imagine are just around the proverbial corner. And when that happens, guess who is one of the two last players standing to meet that need?You guessed it. If your long term, break the bank.
I dont know how anybody can invest in AT&T with a negative current ratio and negative net worth.
GSM or CDMA - who da hell cares? Looks into fundamentals - PE is 50 ! Payout ratio is 250% ! Current and Quick ratios are disasters!
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