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FasTap ??


Mar 22, 2005, 5:10 PM
What happened to Digit Wireless' FasTap?

Were they at CTIA? They have a really cool product but its still only in one phone. I for one want FasTap on my phone and i wonder why it still only in one phone. Problem?
Rich Brome

Mar 23, 2005, 4:15 PM
No problem. In fact, quite the opposite.

I did meet briefly with FasTap. I think it's a pretty cool technology, too. Smile

The deal is...

They had a lot of interest form the beginning, but everyone was nervous about taking the risk on it. They finally got Telus and LG to take the plunge with the 6190. Instantly, everyone else that was close to doing the same, instead took a step back, to let Telus and LG take the risk on their own. That way everyone could see how it played out, with no risk.

Then finally, at CTIA, FasTap was finally able to announce the results from Telus, and they're pretty great. It boosted messaging (and thus ARPU) pretty significantly - even more than they predicted.

So now that the risk has been taken and t...

Mar 24, 2005, 2:23 PM
Good story richard. I am happy to hear that fastap phones will come....someday.

Big companies are such whimps. Fastap does not strike me as much of a risk.

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