Talk:AT&T

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for AT&T:
  • As usual, make sure that the page remains vandalism-free, and keep the page up to date, and at its best. aido2002 01:08, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Add more information about the the products and services of AT&T. --Blackjack48 02:09, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
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Assembler language[edit]

I wonder: why are there is no any mention about their assembler syntax? IMHO it's the most renowned their achievment, how couldn't be it mentioned?109.234.25.228 (talk) 01:02, 24 May 2013 (UTC)Constantine

That goes at Bell Labs, not here. oknazevad (talk) 01:32, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

AT&T and the NSA[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 21:00, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

I'm aware there's been a bit of debate about when AT&T was founded, and I don't know enough to get involved. I just thought I should point out that, whatever the definition, Alexander Graham Bell did not found it in 1983. This is surely a discrepancy? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.44.10.150 (talk) 12:31, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

That would be the original American Telephone and Telegraph, now AT&T Corporation and a subsidiary of this company, the former SBC Communications, which was founded as one of the Baby Bells in the 1983 split and later took the AT&T name when it bought out its former parent. So, yes, by the legal definition of its articles of incorporation, this company was founded in 1983, and not by Bell. oknazevad (talk) 13:02, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Telefónica blurb[edit]

I have a couple of issues with this blurb:

== In 2013, the Spanish Government would have dampened a friendly takeover attempt of AT&T on Telefónica, valued in 122,000 million euros. Such an impediment would be justified in the strategic nature of the company and AT&T would have taken a step backward.[11] ==

  1. I have a hard time parsing this. What does this mean exactly? Who was to take over whom?
  2. It seems highly speculative and vague. For instance, what does "...would have taken a step backward" refer to?
  3. Why is this blurb shown in such a prominent place in the article? It is, at best, of regional interest, not critical to the (history of the) company as a whole... Perhaps a separate "subsidiaries" type section would do?

Original AT&T[edit]

The article on the original co. was at some point re-titled "History of AT&T" but the "about" box didn't keep up, thus redirecting to one of the new co.'s subsidiaries. I've edited this but if anyone disagrees... Chrismorey (talk) 23:02, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

No, the History of AT&T article was newly created as a sub-article not long ago in order to prevent this article from being bogged down too much with the at times convoluted history of the name. The name has been used by two companies, of which AT&T Corporation is to original company, which is now a subsidiary of the former SBC, itself a spin-off of the original company. So the links that refer to the historical AT&T that point to the current subsidiary are correct, as that subsidiary was and is actually the original company. oknazevad (talk) 18:19, 8 May 2014 (UTC)