Over and out for the MVNO model?
Qwest has this morning announced that it will be shutting down its Wireless service on Oct. 31, 2009. Formerly in bed with Sprint, Qwest started offering the wireless service in collaboration with Verizon just over a year ago. Under the agreement, Verizon Wireless phones and services were offered to Qwest’s residential and business customers. → Read More
Qwest and Verizon made it official: as of now, Qwest will be reselling Verizon Wireless phones and service to its residential and business customers. Qwest announced plans earlier this year to dump Sprint Nextel, saying that it was exploring other partnership options. As part of today’s announcement Qwest said its current wireless customers (who use handsets and service from Sprint) will be… → Read More
Thank your Senators, a new wiretapping bill passed yesterday, 69 to 28. The new bill not only protects phone companies from having to admit or apologize about allowing the government to listen in on calls and net communications in the post September 11, war on terror, warrantless wiretapping program, but it also expanded the government’s surveillance abilities going forward. At least the new… → Read More
For the three of you that get your cell phone service through Qwest, it seems that the sun is slowly setting on its relationship with Sprint. Qwest has found a new beau in Verizon Wireless and starting next February, “Customers will have access to the full line of Verizon phones and devices, PC cards and multimedia services, and even be able to choose a ‘wireless only’… → Read More
Looking to put a nail in its own coffin, Qwest is now offering 20Mbps DSL service in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area for $119.99 per month ($109.99 per month for the first year) in order to compete with Comcast‘s high speed internet service, which offers speeds of up to 12, 16, or 50Mbps for $42.95, $52.95, or $152.95, respectively. → Read More
Qwest users can now get some decent wireless Internet on the go. Using Sprint’s EV-DO Revision A network, Qwest is offering users over-priced wireless mobile broadband plans. For $69.99, you can get a paltry 500MB of data a month. According to the report, Qwest will offer a 600MB plan and an unlimited plan as well, which makes no sense considering that 500MB and 600MB aren’t that far… → Read More
a free conference calling service based in Iowa which essentially follows the same free-calling-because-of-loopholes model used by so many other companies. The service was quite popular and undercut the big guy’s business so… yank. → Read More