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kramsde2

join:2014-06-30
Toledo, OH
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·AT&T U-Verse

I thought SBC was no more?

When I search for my phone number at whitepages.com, it shows my phone provider being Sbc Internet Svcs. VoIP in Toledo, OH. I put a few of my friends/family phone number in that have U-Verse voice and I get the same thing. Why doesn't it show AT&T whom is really my provider? I know SBC used to be AT&T in my area years ago and Ameritech before that.



nwrickert
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Geneva, IL
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·AT&T U-Verse

SBC bought out Ameritech.

Then SBC bought out AT&T a few years later.

Then SBC thought that the name "AT&T" worked better than SBC, so they switched to that name. But, under the surface, they are still SBC ( or "Southwest Bell Communication", as I recall).
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rolande
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What nwrickert See Profile said.

The company is a legal mish-mash of various names depending on the business unit and location. The fact is that SBC just adopted the AT&T name for market branding, when they bought them out. But, legally they still operate under the SBC Communications name in many places.
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NormanS
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reply to kramsde2

To add to ther other comments, I think you would find, if you looked in the right places, that the company is legally, "SBC dba ("doing business as") AT&T".
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
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linicx
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I could be wrong, but I believe the Baby Bells created by the Sherman Act decision was reunited under the AT&T umbrella.... at least it seems that way to me.
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said by linicx:

I could be wrong, but I believe the Baby Bells created by the Sherman Act decision was reunited under the AT&T umbrella.... at least it seems that way to me.

Only those baby bell operating units that had been assimilated by SBC. Verizon (formerly NYNEX) and Qwest (now CenturyLink) are two rather large exceptions to your theory.
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We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


ILpt4U
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I'm pretty sure both Frontier and FairPoint have some former Bell Systerm areas, as well (West VA for Frontier, and NH, Maine, Vermont for FairPoint)

And of course there is Alcatel-Lucent, with the remains of Bell Labs and Western Electric

And Verizon also has former Bell Atlantic (minus West VA) as well as NYNEX (minus NH, ME, Vermont), and CenturyLink has the old US West


GusHerb94

join:2011-11-04
Chicago, IL
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reply to kramsde2

If you dig even deeper you'll actually find that all the Bell Telephone company names are still intact within AT&T, internally Indiana is still Indiana Bell, same for Illinois Bell and so on. It's actually printed on our phone bill in small print at the bottom that our provider is "Indiana Bell"



ILpt4U
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1 recommendation

My pay check is still signed "Illinois Bell Telephone Company"



Wily_One
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San Jose, CA

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reply to kramsde2

My U-verse email account is still using @sbcglobal.net, since I started with DSL service.

I wonder what email domain brand new accounts get here on the west coast. Anyone?



Darknessfall
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said by Wily_One:

My U-verse email account is still using @sbcglobal.net, since I started with DSL service.

I wonder what email domain brand new accounts get here on the west coast. Anyone?

I don't know about west coast, but I would assume it would be @att.net like I have.


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reply to ILpt4U

said by ILpt4U:

And Verizon also has former Bell Atlantic (minus West VA) as well as NYNEX (minus NH, ME, Vermont), and CenturyLink has the old US West

NYNEX --> Bell Atlantic --> Verizon
US West --> Qwest --> CenturyLink
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reply to kramsde2

said by kramsde2:

When I search for my phone number at whitepages.com, it shows my phone provider being Sbc Internet Svcs. VoIP in Toledo, OH.

Legacy names persist for many reasons often being legal and bureaucratic ones.

Some history can be found here.
»transition.fcc.gov/wcb/armis/car···ome.html

jm101

join:2011-07-17
Oakland, CA
reply to Darknessfall

said by Darknessfall:

said by Wily_One:

My U-verse email account is still using @sbcglobal.net, since I started with DSL service.

I wonder what email domain brand new accounts get here on the west coast. Anyone?

I don't know about west coast, but I would assume it would be @att.net like I have.

Pretty certain new accounts are @att.net. I still have at least one old @sbcglobal.net address from 2005 I think. It's tied into my Yahoo! account. Am shocked AT&T lets me keep it seeing as we have Comcast now.


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reply to Wily_One

said by Wily_One:

My U-verse email account is still using @sbcglobal.net, since I started with DSL service.

I wonder what email domain brand new accounts get here on the west coast. Anyone?

My friend was a SBCglobal DSL member several years ago. He moved and is on TWC, but his e-mail address still works even though he doesn't pay. Weird, eh?

jm101

join:2011-07-17
Oakland, CA

said by antdude:

said by Wily_One:

My U-verse email account is still using @sbcglobal.net, since I started with DSL service.

I wonder what email domain brand new accounts get here on the west coast. Anyone?

My friend was a SBCglobal DSL member several years ago. He moved and is on TWC, but his e-mail address still works even though he doesn't pay. Weird, eh?

I am not sure if AT&T still allows you to keep your email after terminating service. I haven't heard of any other ISP doing that.


antdude
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said by jm101:

said by antdude:

said by Wily_One:

My U-verse email account is still using @sbcglobal.net, since I started with DSL service.

I wonder what email domain brand new accounts get here on the west coast. Anyone?

My friend was a SBCglobal DSL member several years ago. He moved and is on TWC, but his e-mail address still works even though he doesn't pay. Weird, eh?

I am not sure if AT&T still allows you to keep your email after terminating service. I haven't heard of any other ISP doing that.

Well, no e-mails returned. :O


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reply to jm101

said by jm101:

I am not sure if AT&T still allows you to keep your email after terminating service. I haven't heard of any other ISP doing that.

I ceased being an AT&T DSL customer (one legacy BellSouth account and one AT&T account) in March, 2011, but I still have full access to my @bellsouth.net and @att.net email accounts in July, 2014. I am still an AT&T Mobility (formerly Bellsouth Mobility, then Cingular) customer, but my AT&T Mobility and AT&T DSL accounts were not linked, so I doubt that has anything to do with my old AT&T email accounts still being active.

I suspect that it is Yahoo! who is responsible for former AT&T DSL/U-verse customers being able to keep their AT&T email accounts even after they are no longer AT&T customers. AT&T subcontracts their Internet customer email service to Yahoo!, and in effect, AT&T customers are actually Yahoo! customers for their email accounts.

As for other ISPs who do this, I used to have both Comcast residential TV and Internet service, but I terminated their residential Internet service ~2006. I still have access to those Comcast residential email accounts in July, 2014. In that case I suspect that I was able to keep the Comcast residential email accounts because the TV and Internet services were originally linked, and the Comcast Internet email accounts were/are also used by the TV service for account admin purposes.
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We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.

kramsde2

join:2014-06-30
Toledo, OH
reply to Wily_One

Back many years ago, we had SBC DSL and our email addresses were @sbcglobal.net. We drooped SBC and went to cable. Then we dropped cable to go to U-verse and the emails they gave us are @att.net.



OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH
reply to GusHerb94

I was just about to post that



mixdup

join:2003-06-28
Calera, AL
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reply to kramsde2

AT&T the parent company is legally AT&T Inc., but like many gigantic corporations, it's not just one company, all of the services are provided by subsidiary companies owned by AT&T Inc. For the most part, all of those companies still have their original name from when they were spun out from the *old* AT&T, and through all the various mergers and whatnot they've just been given different marketing names, while keeping the same legal names



NormanS
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reply to jm101

I have three email accounts in the "att.net" domain. These are separate from my "pacbell.net" email accounts which came with my Pacific Bell/SBC DSL account. They were never associated with any DSL account, nor each other. I got them from a sign-up site which doesn't seem to work any more.

The current sign up page:

»www.att.net/s/s.dll?spage=host/g···tm&ch=mb

The sign-up link just shows an eternal spinner in Internet Explorer 11 and Safari. Opera 22 opens a tab with, "Registration not available at this time."
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said by NormanS:

I have three email accounts in the "att.net" domain. These are separate from my "pacbell.net" email accounts which came with my Pacific Bell/SBC DSL account. They were never associated with any DSL account, nor each other. I got them from a sign-up site which doesn't seem to work any more

My recollection is that the free sign-up for an @att.net email address started about the time that the @mycingular.com email service was killed after the AT&T full assimilation of Cingular. There used to be a link to that sign-up site on the wireless site after the @mycingular.com service terminated, and I remember getting an email with the link. Now they just no longer offer an email service for their new cell phone customers on the assumption that SMS, Facebook, et al is more appropriate for a cell phone user.
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We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


nunya
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O Fallon, MO
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reply to kramsde2

My checks still say "Southwestern Bell Telephone, L.P.".



chip89
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Independence, OH
reply to GusHerb94

Yep At least here Ohio bell is still in use. »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Bell



gerick

join:2001-01-17
San Antonio, TX
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reply to rolande

said by rolande:

The fact is that SBC just adopted the AT&T name for market branding, when they bought them out.

Yes. Where SBC is a regional brand, AT&T is a name that is known globally. Plus, there is the prestige of having a single-letter stock symbol, T, that was obtained in the 1930's.

BTW, I am still using my @SWBell.net address given to me with my dial-up account. 56 kbit/s theoretical speed (using the V.92 protocol)! In reality, typically 48-53 kbit/s.


chaz_In_char

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reply to jm101

If you terminate your service, you do still keep your @att.net email address as long as you do not Violate the TOS. If that is violated your email is suspended and it will be terminated forever. You are able to keep the email address since it resides on Yahoo's Portal.



NormanS
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As long as you remember it is the Yahoo! AUP and ToS which apply after you quit service; the AT&T AUP and ToS only apply to the Internet service, and would be replaced by your new ISP AUP and ToS.
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


Mcmurdy1980

join:2012-10-22
Newhall, CA
reply to kramsde2

SBC is the Big boy now and they Bought att and use it for long distance, then they took the name. Its still sbc.