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2008-07-23 15:01:06

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Ulster County, Verizon Wireless has expanded its network with a new cell site in New Paltz. The new site improves coverage and capacity along New York State Route 209 from Route 213 to County Route 27, on Lucas Turnpike from Route 213 to Route 209, at the Mohonk Mountain House Resort, and the area surrounding Mohonk Lake. This network expansion is part of the...

2008-06-28 06:00:58

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 28--Virgin Mobile USA said Friday that it would seek more subscribers on higher-dollar monthly calling contracts after taking over Helio in a $39 million deal. The younger consumers that make up Virgin's core subscribers are likely to leave for other wireless services if they cannot obtain the new pricing plans and advanced data services through Virgin, said Dan Schulman, Virgin's chief executive officer. "I think of it as an evolution,"...

2008-06-17 12:00:42

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, announced today that it has expanded the national rollout of its high-speed wireless network to Jefferson City, Mo., and areas surrounding Highway 50 and Highway 54. A similar network improvement was activated in Holts Summit and Fulton earlier this year. The introduction of enhanced services will improve the capabilities and speed of the Verizon...

2007-10-11 09:00:36

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Picture messaging just got more fun for Verizon Wireless customers with the availability of MCARDS! on Mobile Web 2.0(SM). MCARDS!, created by Sharpcards Ltd, are a fun and creative way to send picture messages -- whether customers are looking for a card to wish a friend Happy Birthday, share a flirtatious message or wish Good Luck, Verizon Wireless customers can choose from a number of MCARDS!, right from their Mobile Web 2.0-capable phones....

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2006-09-28 09:36:28

NEW YORK -- ESPN is closing down its cell phone company for sports fans after less than a year, planning instead to forge deals with other wireless operators to offer Mobile ESPN's multimedia content, the majority-owned subsidiary of Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday. The company will continue providing wireless service and content for its subscribers until the end of the year, refund the purchase price for handsets and assist customers with transferring their phone numbers to other...

2006-08-31 01:49:42

By Chris Marlowe LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In a first for the U.S. market, the struggling Mobile ESPN network is offering live and complete football games for viewing on cell phones. The service, announced Wednesday, will offer subscribers up to 25 games per month from ESPN and ESPN2, starting with Florida State vs. Miami on September 4, and will run throughout the 2006 college football season. The games also will be shown on air and on the ESPN360 broadband channel. Only...

2006-02-02 13:20:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sports cable network ESPN will launch a new mobile phone service in Best Buy stores on Sunday, coinciding with Super Bowl XL that will be carried on Walt Disney Co sister network ABC. Mobile ESPN, carried on a specially designed black-and-red Sanyo handsets, offers real-time sports content such as game highlights, scores and fantasy team coverage. The retail price of the phone is $199, and monthly plan costs range from $34.99 for 100 minutes to $224.99 for 4000 minutes...

2005-12-15 19:29:37

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co's ESPN said on Thursday that it has reached advertising agreements with six major corporations for its soon-to-be launched Mobile ESPN wireless phone service for sports fans. The cable sports network has signed year-long agreements with Cisco Systems Inc, Molson Coors Brewing Co, General Motors, Hilton Hotels Corp., Nike Inc. and Visa. The sponsorships start February 5, the day Mobile ESPN becomes nationally available. Each corporate logo...

2005-09-27 10:09:31

(Corrects to say "...Sanyo MVP phone..." instead of ."..Sanyo MPV phone..." in paragraphs 5 and 7.) A corrected version follows. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sports television network ESPN plans to start selling a wireless service for sports fans on a limited basis this year with a mobile phone from Sanyo Electric Co Ltd, it said on Tuesday. Disney's ESPN sees the mobile service, which will operate on a high-speed wireless network that Sprint Nextel Corp. is building, as a way to...

2005-09-27 09:01:21

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sports television network ESPN plans to start selling a wireless service for sports fans on a limited basis this year with a mobile phone from Sanyo Electric Co Ltd, it said on Tuesday. Disney's ESPN sees the mobile service, which will operate on a high-speed wireless network that Sprint Nextel Corp. is building, as a way to expand its brand and its sports programming beyond traditional television screens. Sprint Nextel leases network space to several...


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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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