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(keitai-l) Re: SMS in US

From: Jeffrey Close <jeffreyc_at_uievolution.com>
Date: 04/19/02
Message-ID: <946F502ED946C349BA7524ECB4F6BBF249385F_at_scrabble.corp.uievolution.com>
no one's feedback yet on mMode-specific services.  i do have some
feedback on ATTW GSM in general, but i don't think i will post that
publically.

the ATT network is still mostly TDMA but i understand they are engaged
in a rapid buildout of GSM in the infrastructure.  the mMode rollout is
interesting in that they do have some MMS-type capabilities and as such
are the first US carrier to offer these.   in doing so they will
probably beat the other four by 4-6 months.  as for Edge i still hear
that they are planning that transition, which seems crazy to me, but
that's the rumor.  i believe they are the only one that is seriously
considering Edge.=20

in terms of handset vendors, there are a couple of phones that are
dual-mode TDMA/GSM capable, notably one by Siemens that ATT is pushing
fairly heavily.  the fact that they are selling that is probably a good
indication that they think a transition period is needed.

cheers,
jeffrey =20







> -----Original Message-----
> From: dc [mailto:dc_at_gamelet.com]=20
> Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 6:02 PM
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Re: SMS in US
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> Hey Jeff -
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> the mMode service should be available in your area - any=20
> friend's feedback?
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> Just what is ATT's network mainly? Are they running both TDMA=20
> and GSM? And now mMode on GPRS? And they're talking about=20
> moving to EDGE?=20
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> How on earth do they get deals from handset vendors with that=20
> mishmash...
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> /dc
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> //    -----Original Message-----
> //    From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> //    [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of=20
> Jeffrey Close
> //    Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 5:24 PM
> //    To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> //    Subject: (keitai-l) Re: SMS in US
> //   =20
> //   =20
> //   =20
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> //   =20
> //    I've seen this Cingular statistic quoted over and over...=20
> //    yes the growth
> //    is good, but I haven't yet seen any nunmbers on what the=20
> //    absolute levels
> //    are.  still, no question the usage (and interest) is=20
> //    growing rapidly.
> //    i've been asked more times about SMS (while using it) in=20
> //    the past 3
> //    months than in the prior year.  i see more people using it. =
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> //   =20
> //    BTW, mine (VoiceStream) does interoperate with both AT&T=20
> //    and Cingular.
> //   =20
> //    cheers,
> //    jeffrey
> //   =20
> //   =20
> //   =20
> //    > -----Original Message-----
> //    > From: James Governor [mailto:jgovernor_at_illuminata.com]=3D20
> //    > Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 6:04 AM
> //    > To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> //    > Subject: (keitai-l) SMS in US
> //    >=3D20
> //    >=3D20
> //    >=3D20
> //    > Cingular (logica network) has apparently seen a 450%=20
> increase=3D20
> //    > in SMS over the last six months. But as you say, =
technical=3D20
> //    > considerations were holding the market back (no cross=20
> network=3D20
> //    > messaging)
> //    >=3D20
> //    > Recent accouncements from Motorola&verisign indicate=20
> they are=3D20
> //    > solving some of the technical issues.=3D3D20
> //    >=3D20
> //    > But carriers as yet do not use compatible systems. that =
is=3D20
> //    > just emerging.
> //    >=3D20
> //    > But US teens haven't developed "mutant" thumbs yet. ;-)
> //    >=3D20
> //    > =3D3D20
> //    > From: Funk <funk_at_rieb.kobe-u.ac.jp>
> //    > Subject: SMS in US
> //    >=3D20
> //    > Does anyone know whether SMS has taken off in the US? I =
had=3D20
> //    > heard it was
> //    >=3D20
> //    > slowed down by the lack of compatible systems but this=3D20
> //    > problem was supposed=3D3D20 to have been solved by late=20
> //    2001. do=3D20
> //    > carriers now use compatible systems
> //    >=3D20
> //    > and has this lead to growth in SMS in the US?
> //    >=3D20
> //    > jeff funk
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Received on Fri Apr 19 01:47:04 2002