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Going wireless across the nation

Bell Atlantic and Vodafone AirTouch agree to offer wireless phone services nationwide. The deal leaves analysts to wonder whether a wireless pricing war could be in the works.


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Bell Atlantic and Vodafone AirTouch agree on a pact to offer nationwide wireless phone services. The deal narrows the mobile playing field, leaving analysts to wonder whether a wireless pricing war could be in the works.

"We now have the ability to eliminates roaming charges across the network, depending on how we work it."

- Bell Atlantic CEO Ivan Seidenberg


Wireless deal may be boon for long distance market
Today's $70 billion joint wireless phone venture between Bell Atlantic, Vodafone, and GTE will likely do much to blur the lines between long distance and wireless phone service.

Wireless powerhouse to offer coverage coast-to-coast
update Bell Atlantic and Vodafone AirTouch will combine their U.S. wireless operations to create the country's largest mobile phone company with more than 20 million customers.

AT&T says wireless venture will be tough competitor
The telecommunications giant says that the wireless joint venture between Vodafone AirTouch and Bell Atlantic created a formidable competitor.

Previous coverage
Wireless players seek national coverage to survive
The wireless market is slowly coming to resemble the high-stakes long distance market--and to be competitive, wireless players need to establish a coast-to-coast presence, analysts say.

AT&T, British Telecom team on mobile services
AT&T and British Telecommunications form a strategic pact with the goal of providing "seamless" global mobile communications services.