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Sprint Nextel Gobbles Up Another Affiliate

Sprint Nextel announced Wednesday that it is acquiring Minnesota-based affiliate Northern PCS for $312.5 million. The deal includes the assumption of Northern PCS's debt, and should close in the third quarter, subject to regulatory approvals, the Reston, Va.-based company said. Northern PCS provides...

Sprint Offers Family Locator Tool for Parents

Sprint is taking the guesswork out of keeping tabs on your kids. The wireless carrier on Thursday launched the Sprint Family Locator. It's a location-based service that lets a parent use a phone or PC to pinpoint the location of a child on a map, complete with the address and surrounding landmarks, ...

Sprint Offers Family Locator Cell Phone Service

Sprint is taking the guesswork out of keeping tabs on your kids. The wireless carrier on Thursday launched the Sprint Family Locator. It's a location-based service that lets a parent use a phone or PC to pinpoint the location of a child on a map, complete with the address and surrounding landmarks, ...

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Cell Phones: A Love-Hate Relationship With Staying Power

Long after they became fixtures in the hands of businesspeople and teenagers alike, mobile phones still hold a unique and unenviable position in the world of technology, a device that's loved and hated as intensely as any. Anyone who's ever been forced to listen to half a conversation held on a phon...

Good Targets RIM With Sprint, Microsoft, IBM Deals

In a move to grab market share in the BlackBerry segment, Good Technology today announced partnerships with Sprint, Microsoft and IBM. Good Technology provides wireless hand-held computing software and services in competition with Research in Motion. Good peddles GoodLink wireless corporate e-mail s...

Mobile Phones: A Love-Hate Relationship with Staying Power

Long after they became fixtures in the hands of businesspeople and teenagers alike, mobile phones still hold a unique and unenviable position in the world of technology, a device that's loved and hated as intensely as any. Anyone who's ever been forced to listen to half a conversation held on a phon...

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Push-to-Talk Might Evolve as Standard Cellular Feature

In the highly competitive cellular marketplace, carriers are always on the lookout for an edge, a way to differentiate their services from their competitors' offerings. Somewhat surprisingly, for more than a decade, Nextel Inc. has been able to use one enhanced service, Push-to-Talk (PTT), not only ...

Push-to-Talk May Evolve as Standard Cellular Feature

In the highly competitive cellular marketplace, carriers are always on the lookout for an edge, a way to differentiate their services from their competitors' offerings. Somewhat surprisingly, for more than a decade, Nextel Inc. has been able to use one enhanced service, Push-to-Talk (PTT), not only ...

Wireless Carriers Try Out MVNO Model

Because cellular services are one of the fastest growing segments in the telecommunications market, new models are emerging that focus on how cellular services are delivered. The days when carriers installed and controlled their own equipment are giving way to a new era in which wireless network ser...

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Mobile Gaming: Latest Wireless Cash Cow

Wireless carriers are finding online gaming via use of cell phones to be the latest cash cow to boost revenues. "Carriers have been surprised that wireless gaming is even more lucrative than ringtones," Ken Hyers, a senior analyst with market research firm In-Stat/MDR, told TechNewsWorld. Online gam...

Wireless Users Get the 411 — Maybe

You're sitting at a restaurant waiting for a friend who is 10 minutes late. The maitre de tells you that if your friend does not arrive in the next 5 minutes, your table will be given to another group. You try to remember your friend's mobile phone number but can't, so your only option is to sit and...

Google Goes Mobile with Free Text Message Searches

Search superstar Google rolled out a new short message service this week, delivering its search and other Internet data to mobile phones of several major vendors through text messaging. The company indicated it will be testing a beta version of the free service in the U.S., where text messaging has ...

Sprint, SBC Make WiFi Roaming Pact

Sprint and SBC Communications today announced a reciprocal WiFi roaming agreement that will provide their customers access to each other's public WiFi networks. Under the agreement, customers will be able to roam on the WiFi networks of each company using their existing user IDs and passwords. Servi...

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Mobile Gaming: The Latest Wireless Cash Cow

Wireless carriers are finding online gaming via use of cell phones to be the latest cash cow to boost revenues. "Carriers have been surprised that wireless gaming is even more lucrative than ringtones," Ken Hyers, a senior analyst with market research firm In-Stat/MDR, told TechNewsWorld. Online gam...

Wayport Takes WiFi Order for McDonald’s

High-speed wireless provider Wayport will be serving wireless access alongside Bic Macs and Happy Meals to McDonald's customers as the two companies team to roll out 802.11b and 802.11g technology throughout hundreds of the fast-food restaurants. The companies said that after testing with a pilot pr...

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