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I heard the name change will be M-Life.
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    Pat wrote:

    > I heard the name change will be M-Life.
    >
    >


    What drugs are you taking and how much for a half ounce?

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    >> I heard the name change will be M-Life.
    >
    >What drugs are you taking and how much for a half ounce?

    Something strong.

    Surely no one believes that the new Cingular/AT&T will be any name but
    Cingular. There have been several articles in the trade rags lately that says
    that Cingular is looking to make the whole nation ORANGE!


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    sexyexotiche@aol.comspamfree (John S.) wrote in message news:<20040513073050.24684.00001491@mb-m29.aol.com>...
    > >> I heard the name change will be M-Life.
    > >
    > >What drugs are you taking and how much for a half ounce?
    >
    > Something strong.
    >
    > Surely no one believes that the new Cingular/AT&T will be any name but
    > Cingular. There have been several articles in the trade rags lately that says
    > that Cingular is looking to make the whole nation ORANGE!

    Have you noticed AT&T's Wirelss' homepage is even getting some orange
    creeping onto it and the AT&T name is a small afterthought in the
    corner.

    I did read somewhere that they (Cingular) might opt to keep the mMode
    name for data purposes.

    In addition i will say that cingulars cust mgmt website for ones own
    account is far better than AT&T's. With Cingular you can see exactly
    what all is on your plan, options, abilities, etc... with AT&T you
    can't on GSM.
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    sexyexotiche@aol.comspamfree (John S.) wrote in message
    > Surely no one believes that the new Cingular/AT&T will be any name but
    > Cingular. There have been several articles in the trade rags lately that says
    > that Cingular is looking to make the whole nation ORANGE!

    Pardon your pun. Intentional or not. As Orange is one of the biggest
    names worldwide in wireless telecom outside of North America.
    Established by Hutchison Whampoa as a GSM 1800 network in the UK in
    1994. Later acquired by Mannesmann. Who was subsequently acquired by
    Vodafone. And finally divested to France Telecom. Now, France
    Telecom operates several GSM networks in the EU re-branded as Orange.
    While Hutchison Whampoa has retained the rights to the Orange brand
    for many of its GSM or CDMA networks in Asia & Oceania.

    Andrew
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    >Cingular is looking to make the whole nation ORANGE!
    >
    >Pardon your pun. Intentional or not. As Orange is one of the biggest
    >names worldwide in wireless telecom outside of North America.

    :-) I know that, however, I was refering to color and not name brand. Cingular
    + AT&T Wireless (will) = Cingular. And their "School Colors" are ORANGE!

    But thanks for the "lesson" on Orange as I didn't know that they had split the
    company. I thought that Hutchison was still all inclusive.

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    John S.
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    sexyexotiche@aol.comspamfree (John S.) wrote in message news:<20040516122816.10600.00000472@mb-m24.aol.com>...
    >
    > :-) I know that, however, I was refering to color and not name brand. Cingular
    > + AT&T Wireless (will) = Cingular. And their "School Colors" are ORANGE!
    >
    > But thanks for the "lesson" on Orange as I didn't know that they had split the
    > company. I thought that Hutchison was still all inclusive.

    Hi John...

    Sorry if I came across a bit pedantic. I realized exactly what you
    intended regarding Cingular's color scheme. But I was also quite
    humorously struck by the pun potential of your statement.

    Hutchison exited the UK market in 1999 or 2000 when it sold Orange to
    Germany's Mannesmann. W/in a year after that, Vodafone's expansionist
    then-CEO Chris Gent successfully waged a hostile takeover for
    Mannesmann. As Vodafone UK plus Orange gave Vodafone an unduly
    hegemonic share of the UK mobile market, Vodafone was regulatorily
    required to divest Orange. And France Telecom was the buyer. FT has
    subsequently applied the Orange brand to other GSM properties it
    controls in the EU.

    Hutchison is now back in the UK market yet again w/ 3 (or Hutchison 3G
    UK). Of the five UMTS 2100 licenses auctioned in the UK, four of the
    five went to the GSM incumbents (Vodafone, British Telecom's spun-off
    mmO2 nee BT Cellnet, Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile nee One-2-One, FT's
    Orange). Hutchison Whampoa was the lone new (or returning in this
    instance) entrant to garner a W-CDMA license.

    http://www.three.co.uk/index.omp

    Andrew
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    Andrew Shepherd
    cinema@ku.edu
    cinema@sprintpcs.com
    http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/
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