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Most all of the U.S. Cellular Carriers have been working with the NSA and Uncle Sam to one degree or another since the passing of the Patriot Act in 2001, but With AT&T quickly becoming another fat, bloated tech monopoly like Microsoft, it did not take long for Uncle Sam to offer them a seat at the head of the table.
Being the Government’s bitch has its perks of course.
Besides getting filthy rich not only from their exorbitant rates but also from the Govt. paying them with OUR OWN TAX DOLLARS, All those pesky FCC problems magically disappear as does any Congressional or Senate investigations into the legality of mergers, the possibility of monopolies and price-fixing/gouging.
Let’s not forget, AT&T “assimilated” Direct TV recently, so that means they just don’t have your comms, but they also have your viewing habits. How Nice.
Just recently AT&T announced that if you are a Direct TV customer, you are eligible for their latest promotion where you get a “Free” I-Phone 7 with a 2 year agreement. So as you can see, not only is AT&T taking full advantage of the latest Samsung “Your Samsung Galaxy Phone might blow up at any minute and catch on fire” scare, they are also hard at work getting as many AT&T phones and data plans (ie spy transceivers) into the hands of as many Americans as possible.
Something tells me it will work.
Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!
(Authors Note: Just for full disclosure, I found out the AT&T promotion I mentioned above only applies to customers who are moving (or porting their number) over from another carrier. It does not apply to just you average joe with no service.)