SBC now at&t

This is kind of a national thing, but it does affect us locally too, so I thought I’d mention it. If you haven’t heard, SBC will now change its name to at&t (ooh, lowercase! it’s so “hip”!). This is after SBC, formerly PacBell, was split off from the big conglom AT&T. But wait, it gets more confusing — Cingular, which once bought up AT&T Wireless, has also been rebranded as at&t. And let’s not forget that Cingular was an SBC company.

So to get things straight, it’s AT&T/AT&T Wireless -> SBC/Cingular -> at&t. Woo.

This affects us locally because, well, at&t is now our local phone company. And now that we’ve gotten used to calling that baseball stadium SBC Park (formerly PacBell Park), it’ll of course now be at&t Park (doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue does it?).

Perhaps it’s time I start looking towards VoIP as an alternative…

1 Comment so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 9:14 am

    AT&T is DOA and not a powerhouse any longer because it was such a bad service company

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