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AT&T Analysis Video

Mike Sandman (
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 13:49:12 -0600

Hi Pat,

I got this link from an old telephone man I used to work with, Don
Vick. I think he retired from Centel in Des Plaines, IL, and went to
work for Kraden Communications which became Honeywell, which became
TIE, which became some other names (I don't know what company it is now).

Centel was bought by Ameritech (which used to be Illinois Bell), which
was bought by SBC, which changed its name to AT&T after they bought
AT&T. I guess he's now an AT&T retiree after retiring from an
Independent (Centel)?

I guess future telco phone men will simply be Verizon or AT&T
retirees, since they're sure to be the only phone companies left.
Something tells me few will survive to retirement (I'm not sure I mean
they won't live that long, the company will lay them off first, or one
of the two companies will purchase the other - and they'll retire from
the opposite company they started at).

Since the guy who sold Ameritech to SBC is running Qwest, I'm betting
it's only a short time before AT&T buys Qwest.

Mike Sandman 630-980-7710 -
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