Thursday, March 20, 2008
Verizon to offer device interchangeability by June
Crayton Harrison has an important story on p D3 Business of the March 20, 2008 Washington Post, "Verizon Works to Let Other Devices on Network," link here. Verizon will allow any company's phones to access its network as long as the products meet certain reasonable guidelines. Products will be certified by June 2008.
AT&T also allows "alien" phones on its network, but Sprint, Nextel and Alltel have not yet imitated.
About 80% of the US population now has cell phones.
Device interchangeability will help achieve some of the practical goals of network neutrality.