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We’re accustomed to hearing reasons why one cellular carrier is better than another, but now, Sprint has even more of a reason to brag. According to a 3G comparison test conducted by PC World, Sprint has the most reliable network, beating out Verizon and AT&T in 13 cities examined by the magazine. This test is good news for Sprint and backs up the company’s claim of having the “most dependable 3G network.” PC World conducted the tests in March and April in 13 major markets around the country. Cities included in the test were Boston, Baltimore, New York, Orlando, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and San Jose. Testers measured download speeds,... Read more...
Cable operator Cox Communications is getting closer to launching a new cell phone service. The company has been interested in wireless for some time. Previously, Cox had been involved in a joint venture with Comcast, Time Warner, and other cable providers to offer cell phone service through a partnership with Sprint Nextel. The joint venture, called Pivot, dissolved last year due to disagreements among the participants regarding marketing strategy and pricing. Comcast and Time Warner have since pursued other mobile services and have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Clearwire venture. Once Clearwire has deployed its 4G WiMAX network, we wouldn’t be surprised if Comcast and Time... Read more...