AT&T Inks MVNO Deal with Sprint, Plans W-Fi Phones
May 18, 2004, 9:01 AM by (staff)
AT&T today announced that it has reached an agreement with Sprint that will allow AT&T to sell AT&T-branded wireless service using Sprint's CDMA network. The five-year deal will make AT&T a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), similar to Virgin Mobile, which also uses Sprint's network. The new service is planned to launch later this year, after Cingular completes its acquisition of AT&T Wireless. AT&T also announced its intent to offer dual-mode wireless / Wi-Fi phones that also allow customers to make VoIP calls over broadband connections in homes and businesses.
The Alchemist said:
Most of you still don't get it.
And now, of course, we all breathlessly await what's so funny.
So I'm a bit confused. Was it AT&T Wireless that was moving toward a WCDMA network in 2005?
Yes. And that will continue, (and in fact accelerate,) under Cingular.
But this is something totally separ...
Everyone's getting a peice...
It's smart. The reason is capacity and spectrum. They have plenty of it. They were doing fine before 1xRTT, then they were very aggressive with 1xRTT voice-enabled phones, allowing them t...
A little faster than I expected...