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Robert Levy
11-13-2003, 05:34 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=15905' target='_blank'>http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=15905</a><br /><br /></div>"The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association on Wednesday morning threw in the towel and gave up fighting wireless local number portability. CTIA will stop lobbying on Capitol Hill and will oppose any judicial effort to delay WLNP but will stay prepared to fight against any action by wireline carriers to delay wireline-to-wireless portability which the Federal Communications Commission confirmed on Monday must also go forward on Nov. 24."<br /><br />This is great news for those of us anxiously awaiting the chance to switch mobile operators once the new regulations go into effect later this month. Read the full article over at RCR Wireless News for more details on this development.

11-15-2003, 04:37 AM
What's it going to be like? How will the Sprint Store, for example, handle the 'keeping-of-numbers'? Will there be a mad dash to change service, and Smartphones sold for $100 after rebates? Do you think there will be ca-razy deals? I'm excited.