Today I read this headline and was confused. Here’s the history, I think:
- AT&T spins off AT&T Wireless
- AT&T Wireless is bought by Cingular, who gets rid of the AT&T Wireless name
- Cingular is bought by BellSouth
- Meanwhile, AT&T is bought by SBC (Southwestern Bell) which promptly renames itself AT&T
- AT&T (formerly SBC) buys BellSouth, thereby acquiring Cingular
- AT&T gets rid of the Cingular brand name, renaming its wireless service AT&T Wireless.
My head hurts