Re: The Real Reason Why SBC Won't Work With Vonage on E-911

The better rumor regarding Verizon and their plans is on the wireless

> front. They will let Sprint merge with Nextel and then take Sprint > Wireless. Sprint PCS is the only other major CDMA carrier.

Wrong. Alltel just got a lot larger by buying CellularONE, and USCC is not a bit player either (although they're significantly smaller than the others).

Then, TELECOM Digest Editor questioned:

My second question is, isn't the walkie-talkie feature of Nextel > really just a fancy sort of speed dial which transmits over the > speaker phone?


Nextel 'walkie talkie' style phone and my friend in Chicago used his > Nextel walkie-talkie phone to call me, it surely would not go over > some airwaves would it? PAT]

It would. - Apple Valley, CA -

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[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: My next question, to Steven, is about Alltel's purchase of Cellular One. _Which_ Cellular One? I had always thought 'Cellular One' was a brand name for a consortium of various cellular carriers which used the 'Cellular One' name. PAT]
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