August 20, 2002
* EarthLink Inc. plans to offer its subscribers software to block Internet pop-up advertisements. The Atlanta-based Internet service provider also will block so-called pop-under ads. Shares rose 56 cents to $6.63 on Nasdaq. * Cingular Wireless, the second-biggest U.S. mobile-telephone company, will let users nationwide keep unused monthly minutes. The joint venture of SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. is the first U.S. mobile-phone service to offer a national rollover plan.
February 22, 2007 |
AT&T Inc.'s wireless unit, Cingular Wireless, said Wednesday that it had completed its two-year, $1.3-billion investment to expand and enhance service in Greater Los Angeles. The wireless unit, being renamed AT&T, built 257 new cell sites in the area last year -- 560 over two years -- and enhanced network capacity. Cingular said much of the beefed-up coverage was in metropolitan Los Angeles, the area around Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza and parts of the Inland Empire from Temecula to Hesperia.
April 29, 2002 |
A little more than a year ago, no one had heard of Cingular Wireless. In fact, it didn't exist. But after cobbling together more than 11 brands nationwide--including Pacific Bell Wireless in California, BellSouth Mobility and Cellular One--it has become the nation's second-largest mobile phone carrier, and its quirky orange "X-man" logo has been burned into the minds of an army of consumers. The company, a joint venture of SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp.
July 4, 2002 |
California regulators are investigating Cingular Wireless, the second-largest U.S. wireless telephone company, after receiving thousands of consumer complaints about shoddy service and cancellation fees. In its order for the probe, the state Public Utilities Commission said Cingular's system appeared "fundamentally unfair to consumers."
August 24, 2004 |
Cingular Wireless said it agreed to buy $100 million of phone services from AT&T Corp. to help resolve a branding dispute related to Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless Services Inc. AT&T, the former parent of AT&T Wireless, challenged the use of its brand name this month, saying AT&T Wireless' slow response time to customer calls violated an agreement between the companies. Cingular will retain the AT&T Wireless name for six months after its $41-billion purchase.
August 12, 2004 |
Cingular Wireless cleared a hurdle to its acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services Inc. when antitrust authorities said its parent companies, SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp., could buy back some licenses they were forced to divest when they formed the joint venture four years ago. The Justice Department said it had agreed to modify a 2000 agreement with SBC and BellSouth that had barred them from reacquiring spectrum licenses in California and Indiana.