Two Of Sprint's Cable Partners Ready To Launch Cell Service
Nov 14, 2006, 1:30 PM by (staff)
Comcast and Time Warner Cable will begin to offer cellular service through Sprint later this month. Initially each cable operator will offer bundles that include wireless service in two test markets - Comcast in Boston and Portland, OR and Time Warner in Austin and Raleigh, NC. The cable companies will offer Sprint service on Sprint phones, but will offer additional features such as integration with home email or voicemail provided the subscriber gets internet or phone service through the cable company. Cable subscribers can sign up for cellular service through their cable company as long as they receive at least one other service other than cable TV through their cable. Cox and Advance/Newhouse, Sprints other two cable partners, have yet to announce any plans to roll out wireless service.
DirecTV Now: App Tour
A quick hands-on tour of the DirecTV Now app for Android. (An iOS version also available.) This is the boldest attempt yet to bring all of the major network and cable content to cord-cutters, and the full service is available from mobile apps, in addition to home streaming boxes.
Apple TV Gains New Remote App, Single Sign-On
Apple today talked about new features headed to the Apple TV. To start, Apple is refreshing the Apple TV remote application so that it mirrors the tools and functions that are available to the Siri Remote for Apple TV 4.0.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Apple Scores HBO Streaming Service for iPhone, iPad
Apple and HBO today announced HBO Now, a new streaming service available only to Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple computers. The service costs $14.99 per month and does not require an associated cable subscription.
Apple Launches Single Sign-On for Some TV Apps
Signing into TV and other video apps should be less painful thanks to the launch of Apple's Single sign-on service. Single sign-on allows people to enter their cable provider's credentials just once and then automatically be signed in to all that TV and video apps that require those credentials.
Great for Sprint
They certainly dont offer anything else unique.
You have to pay extra for mobile-to-mobile calling?? Yeah.. that's unique allright.
My cell phone company can beat up your cell phone company. This is like the battle in the middle east. There will never be resolution...
Oh no, I think I may have just started another off-topic thread??