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Helio Lowers Handset Pricing

Helio LLC said it is offering discounts its three handsets as a temporary online promotion. The MVNO, which has been under scrutiny since the high-profile failure of Ampd Mobile, for having a similar postpaid, bells and whistles-heavy business model, is known for refusing to alter its pricing despite subscriber blowback. But it said Tuesday that […]

Virgin Mobile Holds Steady on the NYSE

Virgin Mobile USA Inc. were trading slightly above the target opening price of $15 per share on Friday, a day after the MVNO went public on the New York Stock Exchange. That share price was a little lower than the expected $15-$17 range. Virgin Mobile offered 27.5 million shares of Class A common stock; investors […]

Telrite Expands, Debuts MVNO

Telrite Corp. (Booth 605) has expanded its footprint and debuted an MVNO service. The Georgia-based CLEC IXC has rolled out POTS lines in Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The company sells PRIs and integrated local T1s throughout the United States. Meanwhile, Telrite also has taken on the mantle of […]

ZONE Telecom Debuts ILEC MVNO

ZONE Telecom Inc. (Booth 420) debuted a new wireless program for ILECs reselling its services. ZONE Mobile is the companys version of an MVNO. ILECs choose from a range of bundling options and can brand the services to their liking. The service was expected to be available during the third quarter of 2007. A recent […]

EarthLink will not Further Fund Helio

Glitz-and-glamour MVNO Helio LLC will receive up to $270 million in fresh capital from parent company SK Telecom, it was reported today. But the Korean giant will fly solo; Helios other parent, EarthLink Inc., which previously reported Helio as a drag on its finances, has no plans to further fund its MVNO offspring, it said. […]

Goodbye Ampd, Hello Prexar

A little-known Maine-based wireless provider will purchase the customer assets of ill-fated MVNO Ampd Mobile Inc. Prexar Mobile will offer services to Ampd customers in a deal approved by Judge Brendan L. Shannon of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del. Prexar, itself an MVNO, offers nationwide postpaid wireless plans ranging between $39.95 to $179.95 […]

MVN-OH-NO?

Ampd Mobile Inc. is perhaps best known as the hipster virtual operator that makes 3G content and enhanced applications, such as social networking and Webmobile integration, its primary focus, hoping to capture the tech-savvy teen and twentysomething market. So when it filed its petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June after 17 months of fast […]

Telcordia Taps mPortal to Enhance MVNO Platform

Telcordia Technologies will use mPortal Inc.s SPRINGBOARD Content Delivery Manager (CDM) and SPRINGBOARD Content Catalog to enhance its hosted platform for MVNOs. The companies said the partnership will provide a one-stop source for mobile content services. Telcordia will offer MVNOs more than 25,000 ringtones, wallpapers, games and real-time news feeds. Telcordia MVNO customers can also […]

Sonopia Launches Wholesale MVNO for Specialty Groups

Call it MVNO 2.0, to affix a trendy suffix to what will surely be a new wireless business model social networking today took to the air. Affiliate groups, non-profits, clubs, sports teams and other groups of like-minded people can now form and launch their own MVNO for free via a MySpace-like Web site created by […]

Telcordia Signs 13th MVNO

Telcordia continued its embrace of the MVNO market Tuesday with the announcement of kajeet as a customer. The service provider will go after the tween mobile market. kajeets kid-friendly pay-as-you-go approach uses the Telcordia Hosted Solution for MVNOs, part of the Telcordia Service Delivery Suite that includes provisioning, rating and control functions, along with APIs […]

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