Could someone explain today's makeup of AT&T and its relation to > Cingular and other companies? > If I recall correctly, a few years ago Cingular, an independent > company, bought out the wireless network from AT&T. Further, Cingular > did a much better job running it. But now they're back using the AT&T > name???
Cingular has never been an independent company. It was formed by a joint venture of SBC and BellSouth. Both companies have been bought by AT&T, and Cingular's been re-branded. Again. :)
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It's all fun and games until someone starts a bonfire in the living room.[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Although Cingular was never an independent company, I think its roots were in the old Southwestern Bell Mobility in the 1980's. PAT]