AT&T to acquire DirectTV

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Preditan, May 18, 2014.

  1. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    So DirecTV's customer service immediately goes from #1 to bottom of the barrel overnight.
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  2. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    So did AT&T buy DishNetwork or did that fall through?
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  3. SawdustMan

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    Yep. I think I've said this in another thread but of all the multimillion/billion dollar companies I've ever dealt with, Directv was the best. AT&T, the worst. Oh well. I canceled my Directv earlier this year anyway. Now I just stream.
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  4. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Seems more like a move that's outdated.
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  5. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    Hmmm... I've had both Comcast and AT&T. I have AT&T at home and Comcast at school.

    Comcast has the absolute worst customer service, and AT&T has been fine.
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  6. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    I don't agree with this, at all, but...

    Technically, this is not a monopoly. They still have competition in a majority of areas.

    Up here, we have Time Warner that does it all in one bundle: cable, internet, landlines and now with Verizon, wireless. Maybe security now.

    AT&T acquiring Direct TV won't change this and won't take that competition away.

    Again... I am not for this.
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  7. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    cable TV has always been a money leech anyway. They can all buy these companies, as more and more people trend away from Cable/Satellite. It won't effect me one bit. If they decide to eventually make internet 100 bucks a month, I'll just do what the homeless do.. spend a lot of time at the library, or mcdonalds, or anywhere else that has free wifi.
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  8. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    Now, if telecommunication companies bought out each other - of the exact same type - you'd have a monopoly.

    These are not monopolies... yet.
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  9. Scarecrow

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    The real issue isn't price, its a likely violation of our free speech. Some proposed 'plans' call for a type of bundle for what websites you want, and how much access you can get.

    This has never really been about price from a consumer standpoint.
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  10. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    you mean like Comcast buying Time Warner? .....
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