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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Excuse me, but there appears to be a tablet in my wireless contract

Posted on by Ben Fox

You wouldn’t buy a laptop from Verizon Wireless, but purchasing an iPad seems perfectly natural, even though it has no ability to connect to the Verizon Wireless network. Why is that? Continue reading


Collision of the carrier cliches: How to sort out varying procurement philosophies

Posted on by David Rohde

The following statements about carriers and business users are all true: Users want “one throat to choke.” Users also want diversity and failover. Carriers should provide a broad range of services. Carriers should also provide keen product focus and special … Continue reading


From devices to “endpoints”: Thinking big on the user interface

Posted on by David Rohde

Over the course of the last 18 months, corporate wireless procurements have gone from almost an exclusive focus on networks, coverage and rate plans to add a keen focus on devices and applications. And the new AT&T vs. Verizon competition … Continue reading


Madison Avenue loves the telecom industry … and especially the iPhone

Posted on by David Rohde

AT&T and Verizon. Verizon and AT&T. If these brand names aren’t burned into the consciousness of American consumers as direct rivals nationally available to everyone, they will be after today’s announcement of the availability of the iPhone from Verizon. And … Continue reading


AT&T and 4G: First the claims, then the action?

Posted on by David Rohde

Well, 2011 is off to a flying start in at least one area — business journalism. One of the finest “leads” (the first paragraph) I’ve seen in quite some time belongs to Roger Cheng of The Wall Street Journal, who … Continue reading