VoiceStream Buys MobileStar

from the still-going... dept

On Friday there were a number of articles about how MobileStar’s network was suddenly and mysteriously turned back on, despite the fact that they had laid everyone off. Today we discover that VoiceStream Wireless wants to buy MobileStar (according to the registration required NY Times) and has dumped some money on them to keep the network running until a deal is finalized. It would be nice if services like MobileStar really did appear on a widespread scale, but I’m afraid that it’s going to be difficult to offer it cost effectively enough in a way that people will actually be willing to pay to use it. At least VoiceStream has a better chance then some random startup…

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