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October 6, 1998 | From Reuters
In a move to bolster its wireless telephone business on the East Coast, AT&T Corp. said Monday that it will buy Vanguard Cellular Systems Inc. for $900 million in cash and stock and the assumption of $600 million of debt. Vanguard Cellular, which has focused on rural and suburban markets and is based in Greensboro, N.C., has 625,000 customers. As of June 30, AT&T had 8.75 million wireless customers and more than 90 million communications customers worldwide.
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October 6, 1998 | From Reuters
In a move to bolster its wireless telephone business on the East Coast, AT&T Corp. said Monday that it will buy Vanguard Cellular Systems Inc. for $900 million in cash and stock and the assumption of $600 million of debt. Vanguard Cellular, which has focused on rural and suburban markets and is based in Greensboro, N.C., has 625,000 customers. As of June 30, AT&T had 8.75 million wireless customers and more than 90 million communications customers worldwide.
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September 9, 2007 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
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October 26, 2000 | From Reuters
C. Michael Armstrong likes to tell the story that his granddaughter prayed when he left California three years ago to take the helm at the telephone and cable giant AT&T Corp. "Well God, I guess this is goodbye. We're moving to New Jersey tomorrow," Armstrong often relates the toddler as saying as the family moved to AT&T headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J., where he took on one of the most daunting jobs in corporate America.
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March 21, 2001 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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July 7, 1997 | JUBE SHIVER Jr.
Cellular telephones, once considered a luxury item, have been embraced by tens of millions of consumers as prices have plummeted and the industry began marketing the devices as a wireless safety line. Surveys by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Assn. in Washington have found that safety and security are among the top three reasons for purchasing a wireless phone.
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