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FRIDAY - JUNE 9, 2006 - ISSUE NO. 215

Dear friends of Wireless Messaging,

Since there was no newsletter last week, please accept this double issue as a replacement. I attended the AAPC Wireless Forum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and it was wonderful. I saw many friends there but unfortunately I didn't have time to talk to everyone as much as I would have liked.

There are many photos of the meetings, lunches, presentations, and of the beautiful Marriott Resort where the event was held. If I took your photo and you don't see it here, don't think I am mad at you or anything. You may have blinked and so I didn't want anyone to think that you were asleep because your eyes were closed.

Since I am a senior citizen now, I can say some things without getting into too much trouble. (I hope so anyway.) Like so-and-so has a pretty wife, or someone else is very smart, etc. So before anyone accuses me of ulterior motives, or even being paid to say something nice about someone, let me assure everyone that my motives are simply to be remembered as a person who said nice things about other people.

One time several years ago, a fellow called me and angrily asked how much his competitor paid me to say nice things about him. Really.

If you don't have a broadband connection to the Internet, you may have to wait a little longer than usual for each page of the newsletter to finish downloading because of the many photos. I have been trying to take good photographs for about 50 years now, and even with the new computer-controlled digital cameras, sometimes the shots come out looking good and sometimes they don't. I guess I am a slow learner.

For example, I took one shot of Jim McLochlin that came out looking terrible. Fortunately I took another one where he came out looking like the handsome devil that he is. The good one is on page 3 in the "snapshots" section.

The news about American Messaging Services Inc. acquiring the paging part of Verizon Wireless finally came out this week. See the press release below. I have made some phone calls to AMSI trying to get more information for you—so maybe next week I will have more. Some of my contacts "aren't there anymore," some have gone to work at AMSI, and some are staying on at Verizon Wireless. This was all kept very quiet for the last several of months. Even the usual "leaks" weren't leaking.

Now on to more news and views.


 

 
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American Messaging Becomes the Second Largest Paging Company in the United States with the Acquisition of the Paging Operations of Verizon Wireless

LEWISVILLE, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 6, 2006—American Messaging, formerly Ameritech Mobile Services, Inc., announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the paging operations of Verizon Wireless, becoming the second largest paging company in the United States with more than 1.5 million customers. The combined company provides a reliable and extensive nationwide paging network with coverage in 98 of the top 100 major metropolitan areas and in all 50 states.

"The acquisition of Verizon Wireless' paging operations together with American Messaging's previous acquisition of AT&T's (formerly SBC Communications) paging operations brings together two of the premier paging companies in the United States," said J. Roy Pottle, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of American Messaging Services.

Mr. Pottle also noted "the combination of these two companies gives American Messaging the local and national expertise to deliver on its predecessors' heritage of communications excellence, quality customer service and integrity."

The new American Messaging management team, led by executives from both companies, expect that the company's sole and absolute focus on paging will only serve to enhance the high quality customer service, network reliability and quality product offerings of its predecessors. Mr. Pottle indicated "American Messaging will continue to differentiate itself from its competitors through the breadth and quality of our service as we believe our commitment to service is in the best interest of our customers and American Messaging alike."

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CHICAGO—The president and co-CEO of Research In Motion, maker of BlackBerry devices, warned the industry Monday that allowing people unlimited wireless data use will have a devastating effect on wireless innovation.

In a keynote address given at GlobalComm, a telecommunications trade show here, Mike Lazaridis told attendees that carriers need to be very careful how they roll out wireless Internet services.

"No matter how you slice it, bandwidth is not free," he said. "If we don't set up economic incentives now, research and innovation for new networks won't happen for the future. We want companies to be encouraged to make efficient use of the network, so we don't cross over and use up all the capacity of the networks."

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But Lazaridis warned that as wireless data usage becomes more pervasive, these unlimited plans could have a devastating effect on the industry, since even the most basic data applications eat up more bandwidth than voice calls.

For example, an average voice plan that includes 500 minutes of airtime uses about 45MB of capacity per user per month, he said. By contrast, a user with an unlimited data plan who watches 15 minutes of video per day, reads at least three articles from a mobile Web site such as CNN.com, and checks e-mail using his company's virtual private network uses about 1.6GB worth of capacity per month. Translated into voice minutes, this amount of data usage would require roughly 20,000 minutes per month, he said.

"How do you handle pricing of these services?" he said. "The voice network was built for efficiency, and as a result, it's been properly priced and has predictable business models. We need to encourage conservation of spectrum and encourage users to use the network more efficiently for data, too."

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USA Mobility Declares Special Distribution, Returning Cash to Shareholders

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 7, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging services, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a special cash distribution of $3.00 per share of common stock, an aggregate amount of approximately $82 million. The distribution will be paid on July 21, 2006 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2006.

This is the second special distribution declared by USA Mobility since it became debt free in August 2005 after repaying $140 million in bank debt used to fund the merger of Arch Wireless, Inc. and Metrocall Holdings, Inc. on November 16, 2004. On December 21, 2005, the company paid a special distribution of $1.50 per share, which represented a $41 million return of capital to shareholders. The company said the tax treatment of the July distribution will be based in part on the company's year-end results and that it intends to provide further information on the appropriate treatment of the distribution at a later date.

"This special distribution underscores our commitment to our stated strategy of managing USA Mobility for cash flow, and return of cash to our shareholders," said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer.

About USA Mobility

USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government, healthcare and emergency response sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering more than 90% of the U.S. population. In addition, the company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The company's product offerings include wireless connectivity systems for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies mobile connectivity solutions to over two-thirds of the Fortune 1000 companies. For further information visit http://www.usamobility.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act: Statements contained herein or in prior press releases which are not historical fact, such as statements regarding USA Mobility's cash flow strategy, are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause USA Mobility's actual results to be materially different from the future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, but are not limited to, declining demand for paging products and services, the ability to continue to reduce operating expenses, future capital needs, competitive pricing pressures, competition from both traditional paging services and other wireless communications services, government regulation, reliance upon third-party providers for certain equipment and services, as well as other risks described from time to time in periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although USA Mobility believes the expectations reflected in the forward- looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. USA Mobility disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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USA Mobility Notified of Full Compliance with Nasdaq Rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging services, today announced that it has received notice from the Nasdaq National Market stating that the company is in full compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rules.

USA Mobility received notice of compliance after it recently completed filings of financial statements for prior reporting periods, including the company's 2005 Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 as required by Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(14). As previously announced, USA Mobility delayed its filings to correct errors discovered by the company for prior reporting periods.

About USA Mobility

USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a leading provider of paging products and other wireless services to the business, government, healthcare and emergency response sectors. USA Mobility offers traditional one-way and advanced two-way paging via its nationwide networks covering more than 90% of the U.S. population. In addition, the company offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, including BlackBerry and GPS location applications. The company's product offerings include wireless connectivity systems for medical, business, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility focuses on the business-to-business marketplace and supplies mobile connectivity solutions to over two-thirds of the Fortune 1000 companies. For further information visit http://www.usamobility.com.

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  • Industrial Paging
  • Energy Companies – Load Management

Logical Choice

  • Replace Outdated, UNLICENSED Paging Terminals
  • Eliminate Outrageously High Support Costs
  • Add New Paging System with ALL THE FEATURES
  • Provide Your Customers With Features They Want
  • Designed and Supported by Industry Experts

Go ahead . . . be choosy . . . choose Prism Systems International


Contact
Prism Paging
300 Colonial Center Parkway,
Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Telephone: 678-353-3366
Internet: www.prismpaging.com left CLICK HERE
E-mail: info@prismpaging.com left arrow CLICK HERE
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See the Prism Paging video

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Turn-key RF System Products, Engineering & Technical Services

  • Conventional Single Site and Wide Area Simulcast System Configurations
  • Analog Tone & Voice and Digital POCSAG/FLEX™ One-Way Paging Systems
  • ReFLEX™ Two-Way Paging and Conventional LMR Mobile Data Systems
  • System Design, Integration/Interface Specials, Pre-install Staging/Configuration
  • On-Site Installation, Documentation and Technical/Administrative Training
  • RF Coverage Prediction, “Drive Test” Verification & Simulcast Delay Optimization
  • Domestic and International Project Support

Call (217) 653-8200 Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves (660) 341-0304 for your Project Requirements!
E-mail: sales@AdvancedRF.biz
301 Oak St., Suite 2-46A, Quincy, IL 62301

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  • Supplier of Motorola and Unication
    pagers, offering an extensive range of
    UHF and VHF models
  • Repair service on all Motorola pagers
    and two-way radios
  • Motorola's appointed service centre for
    parts, repairs and accessories

Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44 (0)2380 666 333
e-mail: enquiries@thcomms.co.uk
Web: www.thcomms.co.uk

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Unication USA

Unication’s

Paging

Products

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The Paging Industry expects quality, reliable, and high performance paging products.

We at Unication have listened and delivered.

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M90™ Messenger™—Our newest ReFLEX 2-Way Advanced Messaging solution. Finally the Industry has a true replacement for the Motorola T900 but with more features and improved RF performance.


  • One-Way Pagers
    • Alpha Elite and Alpha Gold—Our top of the line FLEX™ / POCSAG, 4-line alphanumeric pagers with an identical user interface and comparable RF performance to the Motorola Elite and Gold pagers.
    • NP88—Our newest numeric FLEX / POCSAG pager with the best backlight in the Industry.
  • Telemetry
    • We offer RF and decoding solutions.
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About Unication Co., Ltd.

  • A Taiwan company founded in 1992 with extensive experience designing and manufacturing paging and broadband products.
  • An ODM to major telecommunications companies.
  • More than 300 associates worldwide with Engineering Design Centers in Taipei, China and Vancouver, BC.  The engineering team has years of experience in wireless systems, embedded SW, RF design and protocols for infrastructure and pagers.
  • Our Accelerated Life Testing facility ensures the highest quality of products for our customers.
  • ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified
  • Fully licensed by Motorola for product design technology and the FLEX Family of Protocols.
  • Sales and Engineering support office in Arlington, Texas.
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  Contact Information

  Kirk Alland
  Unication USA
  1901 E. Lamar Blvd
  Arlington, TX 76006
  (817) 926-6771
  kirk@unication.com

Unication USA
Hark Technologies

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Wireless Communication Solutions

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ISI-LX Internet Serial Interface with Protocol Conversion

  • Converts Serial TAP message to SNPP, SMTP, or WCTP
  • Pass through Serial Data to TCP/IP and TCP/IP back to Serial
  • Supports Ethernet or PPP Connection to Internet w/Dial Backup
  • Includes 4 Serial Ports for Multiplexing Traffic
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IPG Internet Paging Gateway

  • No Moving Parts Such as Hard Drives or Fans to Fail
  • Supports 10Base-T Network Connection to Internet
  • Accepts HTTP, SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP from Internet
  • Sends TAP or TNPP to Your Paging Terminal
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PageTrack

  • Inexpensive method of automating your paging monitoring
  • Uses standard paging receiver
  • Available in 152-158 POCSAG or 929 FLEX (call for others)
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Omega Unified Messaging Server

  • Full Featured Internet Messaging Gateway
  • TAP Concentrator and TNPP Routing Functions w/TNPP over Internet
  • Serial Protocols Supported: GCP, SMDI, SMS, TAP, TNPP
  • Internet Protocols Supported: AIM, HTTP, SMPP (out only), SMTP, SNPP, and WCTP
  • Full Featured, Easy-to-use Voice/Fax/Numeric Mail Interface
  • One Number For All Your Messaging
  • Optional Hot-swap Hard Drives and Power Supplies Available

Please see our web site for even more products designed specifically for Personal Messaging carriers. For example, the Omega Messaging Gateway and Email Throttling Gateway (anti-spam).

Contact
Hark Technologies
3507 Iron Horse Dr., Bldg 200
Ladson, SC 29456
Tel: 843-285-7200
Fax: 843-285-7220
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Hark Technologies

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High Speed Internet, Literally!

Posted by Steve Laser on June 8, 2006 01:49 PM

While many airways are peeling back services in a desperate bid to save money, others are offering more services to win customers. Such is the case with JetBlue, who won 1 MHz of spectrum for $7million, while AirCell of Louisville, Co paid a hefty $31million for 3 MHz of spectrum, both of which are pending FCC approval. This spectrum could be used to provide in-flight telephone, Internet, or entertainment services.

Meanwhile, United Airlines has received FAA approval to start installing and testing wifi equipment on-board their airlines, in their quest to become the first domestic carrier to offer WiFi access on all of its flights. They haven't announced what they're planning to charge for in-flight access, but other airlines that offer in-flight WiFi, like Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, and Japan Airlines, usually charge about thirty bucks a flight to get your WiFi on.

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Not to be outdone, manufacturers Boeing and Intel have put their collective might together to offer Connexion, a business unit that already has 70 Wifi hotspots in place on 70 planes on Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Japan Airlines, ANA, Singapore Airlines and China Airlines. Austrian Airlines, Korean Air, El Al, Asiana and Etihad will soon add the service, the company said.

While WiFi is still considered a luxury item on airlines, and is still only available on a fraction of the total flights, airlines are running on tight budgets and the upward fuel prices are creating pressures for the airlines to create new revenue streams. Certainly very few people will pay $30 for WiFi access for a short flight. However, look for the airlines to adopt WiFi and sell it a la carte as they now sell their snacks. Odds are the beverage service will won't be free much longer either, but I digress!

All this makes me wonder. Why is there a ban on cell phones when you can use WiFi?

Source: Mobility Site



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