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‘Can You Hear Me Now?’: Carriers Provide US Navy Cell Phone Service

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Can you hear me now?(click to view larger) Major US wireless carriers have received additional orders totalling $60 million to provide discounted voice and data wireless products and services to US Navy and US Marine Corps personnel. The products and services, including high-speed mobile access using personal digital assistants (PDAs), are available to officers and enlisted personnel alike. The wireless carriers and their contracts are… * AT&T in Hanover, MD (N00244-05-D-0010) * Sprint-Nextel in Lone Tree, CO (N00244-05-D-0011) [PDF] and * Verizon Wireless in Laurel, MD (N00244-05-D-0012). These contracts were originally awarded to AT&T, Nextel, and Verizon Wireless on Nov 11/04. Nextel was subsequently acquired by Sprint in 2005 for $35 billion. Each carrier will receive up to $20 million under the contract modifications. This requirement was solicited through the FedBizOpps website, with 3 offers received by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center San Diego in California.

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