Sprint Launches Quad-Play with Time Warner Cable
Feb 13, 2007, 10:11 AM by (staff)
Sprint and Time Warner Cable announced the first two markets for their new "Mobile Access Powered by Sprint" quad-play offering. Customers in Raleigh, N.C., and Austin, Texas, will be able to sign contracts with Time Warner Cable and receive cable TV, digital phone service, broadband Internet and wireless phone service. Time Warner Cable will supply the first three services and is offering the wireless phone service through its partnership with Sprint Nextel, which will provide the phones and wireless network. One novel part of the package is that it includes free home to mobile and mobile to home calling for customers who have both the Time Warner Digital Phone and wireless services. The packages start at $15 per month and are available immediately.
Google's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools.
AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion
AT&T has agreed to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion in a stock-and-cash deal that will merge AT&T's delivery networks with Time Warner's vast catalog of content. AT&T believes the combined companies will be able to save $1 billion per year once fully merged.
AT&T Talking to DirecTV About Potential Acquisition
AT&T has spoken to DirecTV about the possibility of acquiring the satellite TV firm, according to The Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with AT&T's plans, the Journal says AT&T wants to grab more pay-TV marketshare and approached DirecTV after Comcast made a bid for Time Warner earlier this year.
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 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.
comcast i hope is next
I could live with a Time Warner/T-Mobile, or Time-Warner/Cingular, or even DirecTv/Cingular.
Comcast = overpriced service
Sprint = overhyped wireless with roaming most of the...