|Patent Dispute Threatens Prepaid Wireless Service|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tue, 18 Oct 2005 22:51:47 -0500
A patent dispute over prepaid cellular telephones threatens to disrupt|
service to millions of prepaid wireless customers at several U.S.
carriers, including Cingular Wireless.
A federal judge in Boston granted an injunction on Monday against
The court had previously ruled that Boston Communications had
Under the injunction, wireless companies that use the BCGI prepaid
BCGI said that the injunction could affect service to 3.1 million
Cingular Wireless spokesman Mark Siegel said the injunction does not
"We intend to continue to provide service to all prepaid customers,
A spokeswoman for BCGI could not immediately say who the other
Cingular Wireless and AT&T Wireless, which Cingular bought last year,
Cingular is a joint venture of SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE:SBC -
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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