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Sprint Nextel taps Fandango to sell movie tickets and content

LOS ANGELES—Movie ticketing service Fandango said it plans to team with Sprint Nextel Corp. to allow the carrier’s subscribers to browse showtimes, receive alerts and buy tickets over the phone. The service, which Fandango developed with Crisp Wireless, provides updated, localized movie information to users who send a film title and ZIP code to a […]

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N.J. Senate passes stricter talking, driving law

WASHINGTON-The New Jersey Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to crack down on drivers already subject to a statewide ban on handheld cell-phone use by operators of motor vehicles. The state Senate passed 35-to-0 a bill that would make a violation of the existing driver handheld prohibition a primary offense rather than a secondary office. The bill […]

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Nokia’s top handset designer steps down, replaced by team

ESPOO, Finland-Frank Nuovo, the designer who helped Nokia Corp. attain the world’s largest market share of the mobile handset business, will turn over his primary duties to a new design team, the company announced today. Nuovo has worked for Nokia for 16 years, and is credited with Nokia’s original design style and the personalization of […]

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Helio sets lofty goals for MVNO

Head honchos from soon-to-launch mobile virtual network operator Helio L.L.C. have been talking up their MVNO the past few weeks, speaking to groups at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s Wireless Forum and Jefferies Wireless Conference last week and also making an appearance at EarthLink Inc.’s analyst day. Helio, a joint venture between EarthLink and Korean operator […]

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Disney Mobile launches free handset promotion ahead of service offering

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Walt Disney Internet Group is making more noise in advance of the launch of its planned mobile virtual network operator service this summer. In February, the company launched a registration Web site for its Disney Mobile service. The site allows interested consumers to sign up for updates about the service. This week, the […]

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Dobson signs deal with WorldCell

OKLAHOMA CITY-Dobson Communications Corp. said it signed an agreement with WorldCell Inc. to expands international service options for Dobson wireless customers. The companies said the agreement provides Dobson’s subscribers with discounts on international phone rentals, including cellular and satellite phones. Dobson currently offers domestic TDMA and GSM services.

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DE rules misguided, CTIA contends

WASHINGTON-The mobile-phone industry said the Federal Communications Commission is misguided in proposing to limit small-business bidding benefits to top carriers at this June’s advanced wireless services auction. CTIA, the mobile-phone carrier association, said the FCC proposal discriminates against large in-region wireless operators and small- business applicants-also called designated entities-that may want to partner with them […]

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Vodafone seeks to unload lethargic Japanese assets

BONN, Germany-Vodafone Group plc shares surged more than 9 percent on the London Stock Exchange Friday when the company confirmed reports that it is in talks to sell its Japanese operations to broadband Internet provider Softbank. “Vodafone has been struggling with its Japanese unit for some time and attempts to turn it around have so […]

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Study: Mobile game market slows

SEATTLE—Consumption of mobile games has stagnated as carriers have steadily increased prices during the last six months, according to figures from M:Metrics. The research firm said the number of subscribers who downloaded at least one mobile game a month has consistently fluttered between 5 million and 6 million, and has actually decreased since last September. […]

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Commerce open to significant spectrum reform: Fed speaker notes disconnect between economics, gov’t policy

WASHINGTON-The Bush administration signaled it is open to bold reforms on government use of the airwaves, a possible shift that could meet resistance from federal agencies at a time when the president’s struggling spectrum-policy initiative remains very much a work in progress. “Today, federal agencies are not affected by market forces. Federal spectrum management is […]

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