TS2R Wireless News from Wireless and Mobile News:
Full news stories recently include the high-demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III, the release of the Sony Xperia Ion, our Dare2Compare of the iPhone 5 vs the Samsung Galaxy S III and the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Here's the news that is "Too Short to Report":
- Cricket launched its iPhone on Friday with some people waiting in lines and brisk activity.
- Wireless customers who receive their bills electronically tend to be more satisfied with their billing than those who receive bills through regular mail, according to a study commissioned by Sprint and conducted by BIGinsight, a market intelligence firm.
- Boingo announced that Google Offers is sponsoring free Wi-Fi across New York City. Big Apple visitors and New York straphangers on the go can stay productive, update their status and surf online while avoiding data overage charges and network congestion via Boingo’s Wi-Fi networks from June 25 through September 7, 2012.
- T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced an agreement with Verizon Wireless for the purchase and exchange of certain Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses in 218 markets across the U.S. The the agreement is contingent on the closing of those transactions and is subject to regulatory approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice.
- According to a nationwide survey, by SmithMicro, travelers prefer to access Pay-Per-View (PPV) and video content via mobile devices when staying at a hotel, with 67 percent of respondents citing they are more likely to purchase content that can be accessed via a smartphone or tablet. In addition, almost 75 percent were likely to book a hotel if it offered services and video accessible from a mobile device.
- The Wireless History Foundation (WHF) announced the names of four individuals who will be inducted into the prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame during the Foundation’s Oct. 8, 2012 dinner at CTIA in San Diego. The 2012 inductees are; Wayne Perry—Service Provider Honoree; Richard Lynch—Technology Honoree. Former Executive Vice President for enterprise-wide strategic technology initiatives at Verizon Wireless; Raj Singh—Industry Associate Honoree and Amos Joel (posthumously)—Pioneer Honoree.