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.
Zact to Call It Quits, But Sprint Has an Alternative On Deck
Zact Mobile, an MVNO that resold access to Sprint's network, plans to shut down at the end of August. Zact launched in 2013 and was notable because it allowed customers to adjust their voice minutes, messaging, and data allotments on the fly to suit their needs.
Apple Says No MVNO In the Works
Apple has denied a report suggesting it plans to sell phones and wireless service directly to consumers. Apple doesn't own any wireless spectrum, nor does it have any telecommunications infrastructure.
RadioShack Declares Bankruptcy, to Sell Stores to Sprint
RadioShack today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and signed an agreement to sell approximately 1,750 of its stores to Sprint. Under the terms of RadioShack's Chapter 11 filing, RadioShack will sell the stores to Sprint and General Wireless, a subsidiary of one of RadioShack's major investors.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
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...