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C Spire activates 4G LTE in Canton

May 17, 2013

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C Spire Wireless recently activated 4G LTE service on a new cell site in Canton expanding and filling in coverage on the high-speed data network it launched last December for the city. 4G LTE allows C Spire customers to download apps and game faster, open files almost instantly, do real-time video chat, surf the mobile […]

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Smartphone app lets you boycott with your wallet

May 15, 2013

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The hard rock group AC/DC was definitely on to something with its hit song, “Moneytalks.” Next time you’re at the store, consider what big interests and corporations are behind your favorite dental floss or skinny jeans. According to Forbes.com, at a Netroots Nation gathering  last year, Microsoft programmer turned congressional candidate Darcy Burner unveiled a […]

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AT&T switches on Gulf Coast 4G LTE

April 30, 2013

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AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in the Gulfport and Biloxi area, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Benefits include: • LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and games faster than ever before. • LTE-compatible devices, including […]

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C Spire releases first 4G LTE mobile hotspot

March 1, 2013

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C Spire Wireless has added a fifth device to its 4G arsenal of gadgets with the launch of the company’s first branded mobile hotspot. The Ridgeland telecom announced today the debut of the 4G LTE mobile hotspot saying it will offer data speeds up to 10 times faster than what is currently available on the […]

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C Spire celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2013

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Its been 25 years since New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning picked up the phone and called then Mississippi congressman Trent Lott. That historic call signaled the start of business for a little South Mississippi telephone company called Cellular South. The Ridgeland-based telecom now known as C Spire Wireless is celebrating a quarter-century as the […]

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AT&T launches 4G LTE in Jackson

October 5, 2012

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AT&T, the nation’s largest 4G network, has turned on its 4G LTE network in Jackson, according to a news release from the company. The Dallas-based telecommunications giant says the new service will bring customers the latest generation of wireless network technology including faster speeds, new devices and spectrum efficiency. “LTE technology is capable of delivering […]

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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

September 14, 2012

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It didn’t take long for Mississippi wireless carriers to announce their planned retail release of the new Apple iPhone 5. National providers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are prepping displays and readying for presales ahead of a September 21 release. Customers for prepaid carrier Cricket and Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless will have to wait an extra […]

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C Spire Wireless switches on 4G

September 10, 2012

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C Spire Wireless has finally launched 4G (fourth-generation) broadband services for its Mississippi customers. The newly activated LTE network will offer faster data speeds that will increase app and multimedia capability. According to a release, the cities of McComb, Brookhaven, Meridian and Greenville are the first of 31 markets that are receiving 4G. Six more […]

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C Spire debuts “landline replacement” service

July 9, 2012

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C Spire Wireless launched a new service last week that provides high-quality home phone service using the company’s network rather than a traditional landline or broadband connection. Home Phone Connect will offer unlimited local and long-distance calling through the C Spire network for $20 a month with a two-year contract. “There’s no reason for consumers […]

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Verizon sheds 1,700 jobs

June 5, 2012

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Verizon Communications Inc., one of the country’s largest wireless carriers, says it will lay off more than 1,700 employees through a buyout plan. The company is struggling with its declining traditional telephone business. Read more here.

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