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This could -- at least temporarily -- put an end the nightmarish scenario involving you, lack of sleep, and some freakish chatty Cathy plopped next to you by the airline. Lead co-sponsor Rep. Peter DeFazio, hopes the "Hang Up" -- madly clever name here -- bill will stop Airlines from finding yet ano...

April 17th 2008 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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It wasn't a pretty end for Amp'd Mobile, but even the hasty one-week extension of service, sale of customers to Prexar and asset liquidation wasn't enough to keep creditors at bay -- the bankrupt company is now suing after its former CEO for cash. Claiming that Peter Adderton "refused to perform cer...

February 8th 2008 at 6:43pm 0 Comments
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Amp'd's virtual network may be dead and gone (not really, it got acquired; you know what we mean), but the MVNO had arguably one of the better exclusive content packages out there. Ironically, we've heard that Amp'd ultimately spent only a very small fraction of its once-$400 million fortune on the...

August 10th 2007 at 4:58pm 0 Comments
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When your company burns through some $400 million worth of other people's money and goes up in a puff of smoke, you're bound to get some inquiries from curious lookers-on. Ousted shortly before Amp'd's historic freefall, Peter Adderton was good enough to sit down with PaidContent's Rafat Ali to answ...

August 9th 2007 at 11:12am 0 Comments
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We already had a decent hunch that Prexar Mobile would come into play here, but a Delaware judge has officially green lit the sale of Amp'd Mobile to United Systems Access, which will give "thousands of customers a chance to switch carriers in the wake of the startup venture's collapse." United Syst...

August 3rd 2007 at 11:20am 0 Comments
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Launched March 14th amid sounds of Canadian Geese honking, Moose singing, and beavers splashing, Amp'd Canada is no more. Not even 5 months down the road, the Telus -- Telus provided the Amp'd service in Canada -- links to the Amp'd web site are gone, the Amp'd Canada site is offline, and even retai...

August 1st 2007 at 10:03pm 0 Comments
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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