GSM, CDMA Groups Unite for Interoperable MMS Standard
May 6, 2004, 1:58 PM by (staff)
Concluding an unusual joint effort, 3G Americas and the CDMA Development Group (CDG) today released guidelines for the implementation of inter-carrier MMS in the Americas. The primary focus is facilitating the exchange of MMS multimedia messages between CDMA and GSM customers. The guidelines cover routing, relay/server connectivity, and billing. The guidelines are targeted at all parties who may develop, manufacture, or provide MMS equipment or services.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Google Voice Now Lets Verizon Customers Send MMS
Google today said Verizon Wireless customers can now send and receive MMS messages through their Google Voice number. According to Google, MMS is supported by all major carriers in the U.S.
Sprint Discontinues Picture Mail
Sprint no longer offers Picture Mail to its feature phone subscribers. Picture Mail was a proprietary service that Sprint offered to its feature phone customers beginning in 2002 because, at the time it didn't offer proper MMS service.
Google Voice Now Supports MMS on Select Networks
Google has enabled MMS within Google Voice on more than 100 networks in North America, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the U.S. Google Voice was previously limited to sending and receiving only SMS messages.
Cricket's CDMA Network Goes Dark September 15
Cricket Wireless says the vast majority of customers have transitioned away from its legacy CDMA network ahead of tomorrow's planned shutdown. AT&T has been moving Cricket customers from the older CDMA network to its own GSM-based network since it acquired the carrier several years ago.