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Start Thinking About 5G Wireless

Deloris Randall

Services Marketing

March 9, 2012


As fast as all technologies move these days, no technology moves faster than the mobile telephone market. Cell phones are not only communication devices, but essential business tools that handle email, documents, and instant messaging. Today’s phones have cameras, GPS systems, and bandwidth capabilities that allow these features to come to life in a flood of new apps available for various mobile platforms.

The bandwidth, however, that the phone is able to achieve is probably still the single most important factor in how much you enjoy and get out of your device (cell phone, iPad, iPod Touch, aircard or wireless card.) So while there are many important decisions to be made when selecting a mobile device and a corresponding wireless carrier, perhaps the most important is the speed of the phone and the network that you are using.

In the news lately we are hearing this from my friends and some others…the second-largest U.S. mobile carrier, said it restored data service to wireless customers in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast U.S. after a disruption earlier today.

Some mobility customers were unable to connect to data services briefly early this morning according to Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman in Atlanta, said in an e-mail. The issue was resolved.

The disruption, which affected mobile e-mail and Internet access, began at 6:14 a.m. in New York, according to AT&T’s customer-service department today. The Dallas-based company began an investigation into the issue, which customer-service representatives described as a service degradation.

Some customers using Apple Inc. iPhones and Research In Motion Ltd. BlackBerrys said they noticed a loss of e-mail service shortly after 6 a.m., and by 7:45 a.m. some of those AT&T customers reported that e-mail began to work again.

How many of us are having these types or even the same problems listed...