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Replying to:  FasTap ?? by viper   Mar 22, 2005, 5:10 PM

Going strong!

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    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 the concept has been proven, everyone else can start or resume their plans to do FasTap phones. But now it will take another 6-9 months minimum to get that second round of phones out there.

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