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The latest word from Amp'd -- also known as the Defunct MVNO That Wouldn't Die -- is that its network will finally be shut down (for real this time) tonight at midnight. Interestingly, the latest text message sent out to customers still using its phones suggests that they port to Prexar Mobile, a da...

July 31st 2007 at 1:39pm 0 Comments
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Verizon has got to be rolling its eyes at this one. We're not too sure what's going on behind the scenes here, but Amp'd has seemingly somehow bought itself a few additional days of life on Verizon's backbone, moving its drop-dead date forward one week to next Tuesday, July 31. For customers -- or e...

July 24th 2007 at 1:27am 0 Comments
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Verizon has got to be rolling its eyes at this one. We're not too sure what's going on behind the scenes here, but Amp'd has seemingly somehow bought itself a few additional days of life on Verizon's backbone, moving its drop-dead date forward one week to next Tuesday, July 31. For customers -- or e...

July 24th 2007 at 1:27am 0 Comments
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Bankrupt, outta luck Amp'd Mobile sent out a text message this evening -- seemingly to its entire customer base -- unceremoniously stating that service "may" dry up this coming Tuesday at 12:01am. Get those number ports fired up, folks.Update: Make sure to hit the "Read" link for full details on ho...

July 22nd 2007 at 2:59pm 0 Comments
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It's hard to say just how long this plan has been brewing, but it seems awfully suspicious that Best Buy and Amp'd parted ways on the very same day that Amp'd decided to sell itself off bit by bit, does it not? Best Buy's weekend employee flier unceremoniously declares that July 20 marks the end of...

July 22nd 2007 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Bankrupt, outta luck Amp'd Mobile sent out a text message this evening -- seemingly to its entire customer base -- unceremoniously stating that service "may" dry up this coming Tuesday at 12:01am. Get those number ports fired up, folks.Update: Make sure to hit the "Read" link for full details on ho...

July 22nd 2007 at 1:40am 0 Comments
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Maybe it was Verizon's most recent in-court request to stop serving up costly airwaves for which it couldn't pay, maybe it was the cold reality that it'll allegedly have a mere $9,000 in the bank as of next Monday -- but at any rate, Amp'd Mobile appears ready to throw in the towel. The Verizon-serv...

July 20th 2007 at 9:25pm 0 Comments
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Maybe it was Verizon's most recent in-court request to stop serving up costly airwaves for which it couldn't pay, maybe it was the cold reality that it'll allegedly have a mere $9,000 in the bank as of next Monday -- but at any rate, Amp'd Mobile appears ready to throw in the towel. The Verizon-serv...

July 20th 2007 at 9:25pm 0 Comments
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It appears to be nothing more than a little playful legal wrangling at this point, but Verizon's threat to straight-up disconnect Amp'd serves as a stark reminder to customers and other MVNOs just how critical the national carriers are to a virtual network's day-to-day operations. Verizon's argument...

June 7th 2007 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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Picked up a new Amp'd Mobile handset recently? Notice anything about the price? If you've mulled an Amp'd purchase recently but just plunked down your cash for one in recent days, you may have seen that you paid a little more for it than you would have last month. That's because Amp'd recently hiked...

May 16th 2007 at 2:17pm 0 Comments
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It turns out our fears that MVNOs would fall out like flies before finding their footing might be overblown -- for some of 'em, anyway. Want proof? Amp'd Mobile states that it is nearing the 200,000-customer mark after having a pretty strong first quarter to kick off 2007. Just three months ago at t...

April 10th 2007 at 7:23pm 0 Comments
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Our buddies at the FCC want to fine MVNO Amp'd Mobile a cool $100,000 for failing to protect consumers' personal calling records from data thieves. In an age where sensitive customer information (credit cards, social security numbers, etc.) seems to get leaked monthly, maybe large fines like this wi...

April 3rd 2007 at 9:12am 0 Comments