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Sprint to Cut Jobs, Reports Continued Subscriber Loss

In an effort to combat a continued loss of wireless subscribers and profit, Sprint Nextel Corp. said Friday it would be closing down 8 percent of its 1,400 retail stores, along with more than 4,000 of its 20,000 third-party distribution points, while eliminating 4,000 jobs and cutting back on outsourced services and contractors in the […]

AT&T Accelerates Cingular Change

AT&T Inc. said Monday it has accelerated the rebranding of Cingular Wireless in advance of the launch of the Apple iPhone. Cingular will be known simply as AT&T. The decision to move to this phase of the branding campaign is based on research that consumer awareness of the switch is ahead of expectations, AT&T said. […]

It’s All About the Applications

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO After flying back from Channel Partners, I hit Miami Beach for the Voice Peering Fabric Forum. About 200 high-level execs from companies on the VPF attended. (For those that don’t know, the VPF is a network for VoIP minute exchange, ENUM and CLEC services in an ASP model, such as E-911, […]

Motorola, Sprint Unveil New PCS Phone

Motorola Inc. and Sprint Nextel this week at CTIA unveiled the Sprint PCS Phone C290 by Motorola. With Sprint PCS Vision, customers can personalize the C290 by downloading the images, ringers, games and other applications. “The entry-level C290 puts us back in the game with Sprint and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Ron Garriques, […]

Wireless American Style

AMERICAN WIRELESS INC., WITH 20-plus years in business, is likely one of the first master agencies in the wireless market. Its success story like that of its president Michael Misuraca, who worked his way from a retail sales floor to the corner office, is a slice of the American Dream. The company was founded in […]

CompUSA to Sell Covads Broadband Services in Stores, Online

Retail electronics giant CompUSA Inc. in mid-February will begin selling Covad Communications Group Inc.s broadband services in 168 of its stores. The companies would not disclose the terms of the distribution agreement. CompUSA will offer all of Covads broadband access services, from shared-line DSL for a small or home office to full T-1 connections. Consumers […]

T-Mobile Gives Hurricane Victims Free Wi-Fi Access

T-Mobile HotSpot is offering free Wi-Fi Internet service throughout Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The provider is offering service in Borders Books and Music stores, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks, Hyatt Hotels, Red Roof Inn Motels, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways clubs and lounges, if those facilities are open. […]

Is a Turnaround Near?

Posted: 3/2004 Is a Turnaround Near? Trade Association Says Industry Headed Toward Recovery By Josh Long It has been a long three years mired by scandals and bankruptcies. But it may be over. The telecommunications industry is beginning to turn around and broadband has been a catalyst, Matt Flannigan, president of the Telecommunications Industry Association […]

channel news

Posted: 12/2003 channel news Dancris Selects ITXC for Network Outsource Solution International voice carrier ITXC Corp. and facilities-based international carrier Dancris Telecom recently announced their outsourcing deal. Dancris will outsource its primary international routes to ITXC for highquality call completion over ITXCs global Voice over IP network, ITXC.net. ITXC says its VoIP network could reach […]

Phone Plus Prepaid: Retail News

Posted: 9/2003 Retail News AGSi Enters the Prepaid Market By Tara Seals Alliance Group Services Inc. (AGSi), a wholesale network provider, has entered the prepaid market with a card targeting Hispanics who want to call Mexico. The cards cost $10 for 103 minutes, and there are no additional fees or connection charges. The cards are […]

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