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Wireless losing its connection

The wireless phone industry is experiencing some static as sales of new phones and new subscription rates fail to meet their projections.

The wireless phone industry is experiencing some static as sales of new phones and new subscription rates fail to meet their projections.


A new report shows that owners of mobile phones are slow to upgrade, despite a drop in prices. Fancy features seem to be the real carrot on a stick.
October 24, 2002


The company added 201,000 new subscribers during the last few months--about half what it expected--but it's faring better than rivals Sprint and Cingular, which have seen customer losses.
October 24, 2002

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The nation's second-largest wireless carrier says it lost many more customers in the third quarter than expected, because of the collapse of WorldCom, a reseller of its services.
October 22, 2002