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Just because MetroPCS' unsolicited advances to Leap got rejected doesn't mean it can't check its damaged ego at the door long enough to get some other business put away. The two regionals sat down recently to hammer out a pretty comprehensive package of collaboration, throwing in a new 10-year roami

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Employing a variety of creative techniques, Ireland's Cubic Telecom is looking to take the bank-breaking sting out of carrying your phone abroad. Announced at TechCrunch40 today, the centerpiece of Cubic's strategy is its \"virtual PBX\" -- up to 50 local numbers of the user's choosing can be linked

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Employing a variety of creative techniques, Ireland's Cubic Telecom is looking to take the bank-breaking sting out of carrying your phone abroad. Announced at TechCrunch40 today, the centerpiece of Cubic's strategy is its \"virtual PBX\" -- up to 50 local numbers of the user's choosing can be linked

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Concluding a fight that's been waged by smaller, regional carriers for a good long while now, the FCC has ruled in favor of the regionals by requiring that voice, messaging, and push-to-talk features must be offered at \"reasonable\" roaming rates between carriers of like technologies. Though the ruli

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Time's up, dear European carriers! If you haven't made known your plans to offer up cheaper roaming rates by now, you're about to be called out. Reportedly, the European Commission is readying a web site that would \"include the names of operators from all EU countries, whether they have offered the

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So it looks like that so-boring-we-want-to-cry National Geographic Talk Abroad phone we came across a few months back is finally shipping. The specifics are actually pretty complicated -- we recommend going over the pricing with a fine-tooth comb if you think this thing is for you -- but the idea i

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Boingo, which just recently flashed its Boingo Mobile services in your grill at 3GSM, has now made its somewhat sensational claims seem a bit more justified by partnering with FON to roam on its worldwide network of WiFi hotspots. Once the agreement is executed, Boingo's customers will reportedly h

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It still ain't exactly cheap, but the key word here seems to be \"cheaper\" as negotiators for the European Union have finally hammered out an agreement for roaming rates between countries. The deal calls for outgoing rates to be capped at €0.49 (about 66 cents), while incoming calls top out at &

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For a good percentage of chatters in these parts, roaming is very rarely a concern; modern rate plans have been constructed in such a way that even if you are roaming from time to time, you don't notice -- not even when your bill arrives. For Europeans, though, you can imagine that roaming might suc

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To find out that the Apple iPhone (heard of it?) would roll out locked to Cingular on a multi-year exclusivity agreement was difficult enough for some folks to swallow. Imagine, then, the pain and suffering that'll be experienced by those in areas that Cingular has forsaken. Case in point: the Burl

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To find out that the Apple iPhone (heard of it?) would roll out locked to Cingular on a multi-year exclusivity agreement was difficult enough for some folks to swallow. Imagine, then, the pain and suffering that'll be experienced by those in areas that Cingular has forsaken. Case in point: the Burl

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Every once in a while, you hear a story that warms your heart -- a story that proves that there's still love in this cold, cold world we all call home. Such is the case here, where it seems sworn rivals Sprint and Verizon have sheathed their weapons long enough to reach an accord allowing the former

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While pay-per-use texting rates are on the up-and-up, at least the world is coming to grips with those bloated roaming charges and kicking rates down a notch. Of course, there's always the option of using a mobile flavor of Skype to bypass the whole \"using minutes\" thing altogether, but for those no

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Roaming agreements for the world's WCDMA networks aren't nearly as comprehensive as they are for their 2G / 2.5G equivalents, occasionally leaving 3G customers in the lurch when traveling abroad (we're having difficulty working up any tears here, but we're doing our best; please pardon our bitternes

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