Sprint Nextel in talks over cable company partnerships

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Paul Miller
October 25th, 2005
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One day we will not only look back on the great media wars of the early 21st century with awe and wonder, but we'll be experiencing flashbacks and Post-Traumatic Stress from these bloody battles over our communication and entertainment dollar. It looks like the three biggest cable companies in the US: Comcast, Time Warner, and Cox, are all working up deals with Sprint Nextel for including cellphone service in their all-in-one packages that already cover TV, internet, and a new push into VOIP phone service. The difference between this rumored deal with Sprint and that of a normal MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) would be the possible integration of cellphones with VOIP service, something that the traditional phone companies are scared to death of, but integrates perfectly with the current VOIP ambitions of the cable companies. We sure wouldn't mind finding ourselves next year toting a single phone for both cell and VOIP calls, seamlessly switching from WiFi to cell towers, and having an all around good time. This is of course still in negotiation, so no telling what we'll actually end up with.

[Via Phone Scoop]

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