AT&T buys Centennial for $944 million (BlackBerry Bytes)

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AT&T bought regional carrier Centennial Communications Corp last week for $944 million. The purchase was made to improve AT&T’s coverage in the Midwest, Southeast, and Puerto Rico. By purchasing an existing infrastructure and subscriber base, carriers like AT&T can maintain subscriber growth in the current economic climate for far less than the cost of doing it themselves.

AT&T has indicated that Centennial subscribers will see no ill effects in the carrier swap, but will eventually have to transfer to AT&T’s billing system.

|via MobileCrunch|

  • kane

    does this mean that centennial members will have access to AT&T phones such as the iPhone? if so, when?

  • kane

    does this mean that centennial members will have access to AT&T phones such as the iPhone? if so, when?

  • cassi

    i think we should be able to escpecially since they’re being bought out…i just tried using my friends cingular phone because mine is broken but the flippin internet wouldn’t work because cingular has 3G and centennial only has 2G…that is so not kool!!!!!!!!!!

  • cassi

    i think we should be able to escpecially since they’re being bought out…i just tried using my friends cingular phone because mine is broken but the flippin internet wouldn’t work because cingular has 3G and centennial only has 2G…that is so not kool!!!!!!!!!!

  • cassi

    i think we should be able to escpecially since they’re being bought out…i just tried using my friends cingular phone because mine is broken but the flippin internet wouldn’t work because cingular has 3G and centennial only has 2G…that is so not kool!!!!!!!!!!

  • cassi

    i think we should be able to escpecially since they’re being bought out…i just tried using my friends cingular phone because mine is broken but the flippin internet wouldn’t work because cingular has 3G and centennial only has 2G…that is so not kool!!!!!!!!!!