AT&T And T-Mobile Briefly Reuniting In New York, New Jersey To Help Storm Victims

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It’s been almost a year since the FCC and Justice Dept. ripped AT&T and T-Mobile apart, ending the lovers’ foolish hopes of a life of marital bliss. But regulators can only keep true love down for so long, as the two telecoms have announced they will share their networks in storm-damaged areas of New York and New Jersey where customers have been left without bars on their phone.

“AT&T and T-Mobile customers will be able to place calls just as they normally would, but their calls will be carried by whichever network is most operational in their area,” reads a statement released by the two companies. “This will be seamless for AT&T and T-Mobile customers with no change to their current rate plans or service agreements even if the phone indicates the device is attached to the other carrier’s network.”

Both networks’ phones use GSM networks, which is one of the reasons AT&T and T-Mobile fell in love in the first place.

T-Mobile has since moved on to wooing hunky new kid on the block MetroPCS, who was last seen grumbling in his bedroom and writing a song about losing his girl to the town jock, if only for a few days.

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