Monday, April 30, 2007

AT&T Gives Net Phone Service a New Push

Paul Davidson writes on USA Today:

AT&T is breaking the long cease-fire among big local phone companies with a renewed push for its Internet phone service in two regions.

AT&T will bundle its little-publicized Internet phone service, CallVantage, with its cellphone service during a three-month trial at 14 AT&T Wireless stores in Portland, Ore., and central New Jersey.

The gambit is noteworthy because AT&T is taking on Verizon in New Jersey and Qwest and Verizon in Portland. If the trial goes well, AT&T could offer the package elsewhere outside its mainly Midwestern and Southern U.S. local-service regions.

More here.


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