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Verizon Wireless and Vodafone co-operate on transatlantic text messaging service for customers

Monday 22 December 2003 10:16 CET | News

Verizon Wireless and Vodafone are introducing transatlantic text messaging. This collaboration will enable their respective customers to send and receive text messages between the Verizon Wireless CDMA network and Vodafones GSM networks.
The transatlantic text messaging services will be introduced on a phased basis in the U.S. and 10 of Vodafones GSM networks. All Verizon Wireless customers with TXT messaging-capable handsets, and Vodafone customers across Germany, Greece, Ireland*, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK, will be able to use the service beginning in early 2004. Vodafone intends to extend the service to an even wider footprint during 2004. Each text message sent travels between GSM and CDMA networks and is converted by InphoMatch, a U.S. vendor, before being forwarded to the recipients handset. Testing of the process shows that the conversion process and message delivery occurs within seconds.

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