CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. The publisher, who requested anonymity, initially posted the information because "I'm actually kind of a fan of Verizon Wireless," and wanted to inform people about where the cell phone service is available, not to illustrate its weaknesses. "I was trying to show where it did work, not where it didn't work," the publisher said during a telephone interview Thursday. Verizon Wireless asked that the information be removed because PRLs are supposed to be confidential, according to spokesman Brian Wood. If public, they could give away information considered vital to Verizon Wireless.
Wood denied there was any change in coverage area, Reverse engineering or just theft?Wood and the publisher disagree on whether the information that had been posted was accurate, The publisher said all the data was available online, while Wood said he refuses to believe that the anyone was able to "reverse engineer" the listings from that information, "You might be able to make a stab at it," Wood my brain has too many tabs open (ultra violet) iphone case said, "But look at the detail (that was once posted on the site.) There's stuff there beyond the PRL."..
The debate has sparked at least one organization to question whether Verizon has the right to insist the information remain private. "So long as the sources (the publisher) used were public information and (the publisher) had no reason to suspect they were stolen, they've got a right to publish. That's what the First Amendment is all about," said Fred Von Lohman, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online civil liberties group. The Federal Communications Commission said it does not have any regulations on publicizing the details of coverage areas.
The same site reportedly posted similar listings of Sprint PCS, A Sprint PCS spokesman declined comment, The Verizon Wireless spokesman said it asked another Web site, which linked to the controversial information, to remove the link, A Web site voluntarily removes information about the roaming plans of Verizon my brain has too many tabs open (ultra violet) iphone case Wireless customers, which some believe showed the carrier's coverage area is shrinking, The site agreed to remove the information after being contacted by Verizon Wireless on Aug, 9, according to Verizon Wireless spokesman Brian Wood..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Nextel intends to begin selling six new pre-paid phone plans in September, starting in California and Nevada. Plans for a nationwide service depends on how the plans are received in test markets, the company said in a statement. Along with being pre-paid, other features considered teen-friendly include color screens and games, the company said. Cell phone service providers have been increasingly targeting 18 to 25 year olds, seen as the most lucrative wireless market for the next several years. Carriers believe that most adults inclined to buy a cell phone already have done so, while less than 20 percent of all teenagers and college students own their own phones, according to analyst estimates.