Alcatel-Lucent announced that it is rolling out Bouygues Telecom’s 3G/HSPA network in four of Bouygues Telecom’s six operational regions in France. Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced wireless solutions will enable Bouygues Telecom to offer customers throughout most of France such sophisticated mobile commercial services as high-speed data and high-definition video-on-demand.
Under the framework of the five-year contract, Alcatel-Lucent is responsible for installation and deployment of UMTS/HSPA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/ High Speed Packet Access) solutions. The solution encompasses the Alcatel-Lucent Radio Access Network solution, management and associated installation services.
Sprint and Connectivity Source announced today they are teaming up to launch an innovative mobile program to give Sprint Nextel customers an easy and convenient way to receive service and repair on their wireless phones — the Sprint Service and Repair Van. The yellow and black van will bring service and repair assistance directly to the customer by providing phone repair, answering technical questions, servicing accounts and offering options to purchase accessories and new handsets. Customers also will be able to move their existing phone books from their previous wireless phone to their new one.
Local business customers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge can request the Onsite Support Services by Connectivity Source simply by going to the web site at www.onsitesupportservices.com.
“Providing our customers with convenient and superior customer service is a priority for Sprint,” said Jeff Bennett, area vice president for Sprint in the Southeast. “We are pleased to unveil the service and repair vehicle in New Orleans, and we plan to duplicate these efforts in additional markets in the Southeast.”
Google, the Mounatin View internet giant, released a beta version of My Location, an application for Google Maps that enables mobile phone users to view their location on the map, without necessarily having a GPS enabled device. With My Location, users can save precious time when wanting to find out where they are, what’s around them or how to reach their destination.
Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, announced the XV6800 is available today online and through Verizon Wireless business sales. The XV6800 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 5.
The iPhone has been one of the most sought-after mobile phones in recent history. Its product life follows a unique path, that’s never been seen in another mobile phone to date. Today the iPhone family will get extended as the French hop on board. Despite the hefty price and unwieldy contract stipulations, almost everyone seems to want one and some Germans are even willing to pay EUR 999 for an unlocked unit. All that inspired us of putting down some of our editorial comments into a short article.
There’s no wonder the iPhone black market is thriving and is currently bristling with activity. After all, it’s Apple themselves that have created the necessary conditions for the black market to emerge in the first place – a high-end product that’s sold exclusively. “Exclusivity” means that not everyone can have it. The black market however goes hand in hand with that sort of stuff.