I am apparently one of those "unlucky few" who got switched from AT&T to Alltel (via Cingular). Though I wasn't very happy with AT&T to begin with, I was happy to find that Cingular bought them out, given Cingular's rollover, roaming, and other options.
Unfortunately, I then discovered that I was nothing more than an asset that was being sold to Alltel. All-WHO?!
All I want to know is if anyone has successfully used this MESS as an excuse to terminate service w/o a fine. As far as I'm concerned, my contract was with AT&T, NOT Alltel (or even Cingular for that matter). I was not warned about Alltel and (like most people), believed all the hoopla that I was now a Cingular customer, with all the associated benefits. This thing smells like class-action lawsuit to me!!!
Disgusted in Oklahoma.[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I think what you will find is the contract you signed at some point or another expressly gives _them_ the right to assign your contract. It did not give _you_ any rights like that however; just AT&T. PAT]