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Thursday, December 6, 2007

ATT Now Wide Open

It used to be that I only read the USA Today at a hotel while on a business trip. However, last month I was flipping through the paper and saw an ad promoting the mobile version of their site. Needless to say, I now check out the site 3-5 days/week and have become a fan.

This morning as I was scrolling I was very pleased to discover a story written by Leslie Cauley titled "AT&T flings cellphone network wide open." The ironic part is that exactly 7 days ago (nearly to the minute) I posted an article where in I applauded Verizon for being "open" and was critical of AT&T. So...I'd like to take this opportunity to now applaud AT&T for opening their network.

To be honest I'm glad they made the move. I'm nearing the end of my AT&T contract and want to stay with them because of the iPhone. A little hypocritical -yes- because the iPhone is closed, but cut me some slack it's the iPhone.

To tie my November 19th article about Google, Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T's wireless business stated, "Everything that Google has promised to bring to the wireless market a year from now AT&T is doing today, de la Vega says. 'We are the most open wireless company in the industry.'"

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