i agree with nearly all the predictions made in
Carriers moving to 3G alternative in 2002


“THE WIRELESS STRATEGIES to stimulate the adoption of mobile data among enterprises that were hatched in the boardrooms of major telecommunications carriers in 2001 are likely to take hold in 2002.

Chief among those strategies will be a move by carriers like Sprint and VoiceStream — and possibly AT&T Wireless — to offer an alternative to their current 3G (third-generation) plans via low-cost, high-performance access to data over Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/a) solutions.”

unfortunately, given their track record for billing for bandwidth and data services, i’ll also predict that the carriers will charge an outrageous premium and throw in really crappy customer service just for kicks.

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