Archive for June, 2006

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Verizon to Pro-Rate Early Termination Fees

June 29th, 2006

Denny Strigl, Verizon Wireless President and Chief Executive Officer, announced at the North American Wireless Leadership Summit that Verizon Wireless will begin pro-rating early terminal fees for customers. Verizon Wireless is the first major U.S. carrier to commit to a national policy to pro-rate the ETF. The company will include new terms in customer contracts [...]

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Alltel To Close Unit Merger With Valor

June 29th, 2006

Alltel, Wednesday said it expects to spin off its wireline business and merge it into Valor Communications Group on July 17 to create a new company named Windstream Corp. Alltel shareholders will own 85% of the new company, which will be based in Little Rock, Ark., and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange [...]

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Yahoo and 3 Partner to offer Enhanced Services

June 29th, 2006

3 Group and Yahoo! announced a global agreement in which Yahoo! will provide its portfolio of rich mobile services to 3 worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work together to offer key Internet services such as Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Mobile Web, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Go for Mobile [...]

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Cingular Powers HSDPA in New York City

June 29th, 2006

Cingular Wireless has turned on HSDPA coverage in the New York City and eastern New Jersey regions. With the release Cingular is now offering the Samsung ZX10 in HSDPA compatible regions. According to coverage maps on Cingular’s Web site, the service covers much of Manhattan plus parts of Brooklyn and Queens and an area surrounding [...]

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Cingular Wireless Investing $46 Million in Las Vegas Coverage

June 29th, 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 29 — Cingular Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, continues to grow its network in the greater Las Vegas area. The company today announced plans to add more than 60 new cell sites in the area this year, as part of its $46 million investment to expand the network and enhance [...]

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Nokia Sues Over Copycat Phones

June 29th, 2006

Nokia says that it has initiated a lawsuit in Beijing, China against two companies for manufacturing and selling mobile phones that copy the proprietary and legally protected industrial designs of the Nokia 7260 mobile phone model. Two of the named defendants in the case are Shenzhen Telsda Mobile Communication Industry Developing and Song Xun Da [...]