SMS Launches Mobile Pods Inc. has launched Mobile Pods, a service that makes multimedia Web applications available to mobile consumers around the world. The company also said at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas it has released its xPML markup language that allows content owners and developers to convert their existing applications into Mobile Pods. claims it has […]

TMC Becomes Own Resp Org, Signs Partnership with Level 3

Telecommunications provider TMC has become its own independent responsible organization (Resp Org), a designation that holds several benefits for agents and their customers. Being a Resp Org means users are able to manage their own toll-free numbers. This is especially important for large enterprise customers and call centers, says Susan Davidson, TMC’s vice president of […]

AireSpring Becomes Independent RespOrg

AireSpring Inc. (Booths 313-315) announces it has become certified as an independent responsible organization or RespOrg and as such now has access to the 800 Service Management System (SMS/800) to reserve and set up routing information for toll-free numbers. While many resellers rely on their underlying carriers for number assignment and routing, AireSpring decided to […]

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Mans best friends tend to embrace the great outdoors often to the frustration of their owners. Locatis is coming to the rescue. The companys new PB100 pet-tracking device is a lightweight, water-resistant GPS/GSM device that attaches to a dogs collar. If a pet owner loses sight of his dog and wants to know its location, […]

Telecom, IT Companies Aid Tsunami-Stricken Countries

As governments confront the destruction from the Dec. 26 tsunami in Indonesia, the private sector is stepping in to talk about developing alert systems that could save thousands or millions of lives. Companies also are extending the use of their technologies and raising money for relief and humanitarian aid. On the alert front, San Diego-based […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: retail news

Posted: 09/2002 retail news Compiled and reported by Khali Henderson and Tara Seals ePHONE Launches Online Sales of New e-Trans-Port ePHONE Telecom Inc.’s latest product, e-Trans-Port, is available for purchase at The unit, which plugs into the phone jack of a home or office telephone, allows savings on long-distance prepaid calling by routing toll […]


Posted: 04/2002 Overheard…… at CompTel’s 21st annual Conference & Exposition, while addressing the passage of the Tauzin-Dingell bill in the U.S. House … “Make no mistake, we are not despondent. The fight goes on. Tauzin-Dingell will go nowhere in the Senate. Last week’s vote marked the Bells’ highwater mark. It’s all downhill for the Bells […]


Posted: 03/2002 PREPAID PRODUCTS CMG Introduces First Real-Time Prepaid Rating, Charging System CMG Wireless Data Solutions launched in January a real-time product to rate and charge for prepaid messaging, services and content, enabling operators to generate new revenue streams by allowing real-time charging and control of premium prepaid services such as global SMS roaming, enhanced […]

Hope and Hype

Posted: 07/2001 Hope and Hype The Brave New World of Wireless Marketing By Tara Seals A recent cross-channel marketing initiative drove up TV viewing, increased web and wireless short message service (SMS) usage, encouraged customer participation and loyalty, provided a bump in brand awareness for Ericsson Corp. (, gathered user information for future marketing campaigns […]

News Briefs

Posted: 06/2000 News Briefs * The carrier services division of Global Crossing Ltd. ( is offering wholesale customers optical wavelengths at OC-48 speeds (2.5 gbps) in major cities throughout the North American Crossing network. The offer matches earlier rollouts by competitors, such as Williams Communications Group Inc. (, which made its Optical Wave Service available […]

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