Cingular

Cingular wrestles with customers

AT&T’s Cingular Wireless, is expected to announce a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment on Thursday, to sell a variety of content over mobile. Cingular customers will be able to sell ringtones – including wrestlers’ voices – graphics, videos and footage from bouts. Cingular said some of the videos would be made available as part of […]

Cingular in $31,000 billing fiasco

Cingular – soon to be AT&T Wireless once more – has celebrated the re-creation of Ma Bell by billing an 81-year old man $31,000 for calls he could not physically have made. Oliver DeSofi had been expecting a bill for some $150 when he received one for $21,042 instead. Having called the operator, he was […]

Cingular to disappear from Monday

As of Monday, the largest mobile operator in the US, Cingular Wireless, will be no more. Instead, the AT&T brand will be making a comeback under the merger agreement between the two companies. While the AT&T logo will be prominent in all advertising and communications, the ads will initially include a transitional graphic with both […]

MySpace does deal with Cingular

Successful social networking portal MySpace announced a partnership with US mobile operator Cingular Wireless on Monday, allowing Cingular customers to access MySpace via their handsets. The deal is MySpace’s largest scale mobile partnership to date, following similar deals with US MVNO Helio and Japanese operator Softbank. In November, the appointment of Jean-Paul Sanchez, previously Vodafone’s […]

Mobile firms to be grilled on spying

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee is to question executives from major US telcos later this week as part of the inquiry into the Hewlett-Packard “pretexting” scandal. Cingular, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, and Sprint-Nextel have all been summoned to face the committee on Friday, which will also interview the former HP director Patricia Dunn, CEO […]

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