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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

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 week. Both companies have set ...

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BREAKING: Telecoms ready for Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac slowly approaches the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines, Mississippi telecom carriers are gearing up to keep their networks online and in service. Verizon Wireless said in a release this morning that last year’s $39 million network investment in south Mississippi would strengthen and enhance its coverage and service in the event of severe storms. AT&T said earlier this week that a ...

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Verizon sheds 1,700 jobs

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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AT&T Mississippi: USF Reforms Bring $53 Million Investment to State

AT&T representatives announced this morning that Mississippi is getting a $53 million investment from the telecom giant following recent reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund. In a release, AT&T says that most of the investment will go towards more broadband development for their customers especially in rural parts of the state. AT&T says that while USF ...

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Competitors react to C Spire’s deal with Apple for iPhone 4S

The market fallout from C Spire’s iPhone deal and how that will affect its competitors, large and small, remains to be seen. Stocks for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile closed at a loss the same day the partnership was announced. AT&T and Sprint representatives had no comment on the deal at press time. Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Ginger Daril said that while ...

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Wireless carriers announce mobile giving efforts following Chile quake

Two of Mississippi’s major cellular carriers are responding to relief efforts in Chile after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South American country on Friday, killing more than 700. President Michelle Bachelet called the disaster “an emergency without parallel in Chile’s history.” Verizon Wireless announced Monday that the carrier has waived all calling fees for its customers trying reach friends ...

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AT&T versus Verizon in Mississippi

Who is really winning the battle of cell phones; and what about Cellular South? AT&T is currently airing a number of entertaining commercials featuring actor Luke Wilson promoting the company as the nation’s best wireless carrier and downplaying Verizon, its main competitor. Which company in the rapidly changing world of cellular phone service is the best for customers in Mississippi? ...

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