Archive | August, 2008

In-market roaming debate hangs over wireless mergers

Roaming – until recently a backburner, stand-alone issue – suddenly has emerged as a potential pivot point in the Federal Communications Commission’s consideration of two major transactions and competition policy in general for a wireless sector that has experienced relentless consolidation during the past decade.But for FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, who postponed a scheduled Aug. […]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Worst of the Week: Gunslingers

Worst of the Week: Gunslingers

Hello! And welcome to our Thursday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way. We hope you enjoy it!And without further ado:So, if you are […]

by Dan Meyer Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Leap launches video-viewing features

Cricket Communications Inc. said it is giving customers all the video their eyes can take, for $5 a month. The subsidiary of Leap Wireless International Inc., Cricket is offering unlimited mobile video service, allowing customers to view a selection of video clips, one-to-four minutes in length. The clips range from music videos, artist interviews, music […]

by Allie Winter Posted in Wireless0 Comments

VIDEO: DNC provides big stage for wireless: Pepsi Center essentially one big cell site

VIDEO: DNC provides big stage for wireless: Pepsi Center essentially one big cell site

DENVER – It’s a glitzy, ostentatious spectacle that has drawn hundreds of powerful politicians, thousands of TV cameras, tens of thousands of convention-goers and an audience that stretches across the globe. And it has coaxed out all corners of the wireless industry, too. The Democratic National Convention here is in full swing, waiting with bated […]

by Mike Dano Posted in Towers, Wireless0 Comments

Sprint Will Launch 4G WiMAX with Localized Features

Sprint is lining up partners to help localize the WiMAX experience it plans to roll out this fall. Sprint users will get local news, weather, restaurant reviews, and other features on the XOHM 4G network through “geobrowsing.”

by Steve Bosak Posted in Free Reports0 Comments

GPS a route to conviction

Like millions of motorists, Eric Hanson used a Global Positioning System unit in his Chevrolet TrailBlazer to find his way around. He probably didn’t expect that prosecutors would eventually use it too — to help convict him of killing four family members.

by Mitch Stacy Posted in Free Reports0 Comments

U.S. text messaging activity breaks record

Triple-tapping continues to explode, according to new figures from VeriSign Inc.The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said it delivered 95.4 billion inter-carrier text messages in the first half of 2008, establishing a new record for text messaging activity during the period. VeriSign also reported a single-day record of 648 million texts and a one-hour record of […]

by Colin Gibbs Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Comic publisher pushes Apple for ratings system

Comic publisher pushes Apple for ratings system

An Irish comic publisher is lobbying Apple Inc. to embrace content ratings after its graphic novel was dropped from the company’s App Store.Infurious Comics is pushing for a ratings system after Apple rejected “Murderdrome,” which the publisher describes as a “darkly humorous strop” that had been offered free through the popular storefront for iPhone and […]

by Colin Gibbs Posted in Wireless0 Comments

VZW pinged with visual voicemail patent lawsuit

Klausner Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics Co. Ltd., claiming the carrier’s recently launched visual voicemail service for the LG Voyager handset infringes on its voicemail patents. Anticipating the lawsuit, Verizon Wireless filed a lawsuit of its own on Aug. 14 against Klausner seeking a declaration that the visual […]

by Allie Winter Posted in Wireless0 Comments

ETF class-action hits T-Mobile USA

T-Mobile USA Inc. has been hit with a new class-action lawsuit over early termination fees, the complaint coming amid costly, high-stakes litigation in California and a fierce debate over whether federal regulators should set a national policy that pre-empts state oversight of wireless providers.“Through a uniform scheme and common course of conduct, defendant charged plaintiff […]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Wireless0 Comments

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