said by daake07:correct, and aint that what unemployment is for??, goverment doesnt care, AT&T might of had their way up their in canada...(Bell) but good luck down here haha
AT&T needs to give it up, the government is not going to turn around and approve the deal because 1900 people in call centers lost their job.
Verizon is closing several call centers as well, but guess what the government isn't all of a sudden infusing that company with money. (Oddly enough I keep getting ads in Pandora how they are hiring in the Lincoln and Omaha areas).
Anyone who has ever watched a merger occur will realize that IF people in the call centers wouldn't have lost their jobs that a major number out in the field would have. All of a sudden you have network engineers, managers, executives, line techs who all will be laid off because there will be a surplus. Those employees are a lot more expensive to the company anyway, especially if they are union.
It's sad that these people are losing their jobs, but there is no one to blame but T Mobile themselves. They are choosing to build an LTE network which will cost billions. Some have argued they won't need the network upgrade in order to compete with current LTE setups and that could very well be true. This is TMobile's choice and the blame can not be placed on anyone else.