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BellSouth Mobility, LLC
Former type Holding of AT&T Mobility
Founded 1984
Defunct 2000 (renamed Cingular Wireless) location = Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Industry Wireless Services
Products HSDPA, UMTS, W-CDMA, GPRS, GSM, TDMA, AMPS, Two way messaging
Website www.bellsouth.com/wireless

BellSouth Mobility, LLC headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, was a BellSouth subsidiary.

BellSouth Mobility operated wireless networks using many different wireless communication standards. The most widely used of these technologies is called Digital AMPS, or D-AMPS. Data services were provided by BellSouth Wireless Data, and used the pre-2.5G Mobitex standard[1].

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History

BellSouth Mobility logo, 1984

BellSouth Mobility was a mobile phone network operated by the American landline telephone company BellSouth. It was founded in 1984 during the breakup of AT&T, which included dividing Advanced Mobile Phone Service, Inc. among the Baby Bells. It ran AMPS and D-AMPS across most of the territory covered by the BellSouth landline company. In 2000, it became part of the Cingular Wireless network, and the BellSouth branding was dropped.

BellSouth Mobility logo, until 2000

As now part of AT&T Mobility, BSM is known as BellSouth Mobility, LLC d/b/a Cingular Wireless.

Facts

  • BellSouth Mobility used D-AMPS as opposed to Sprint and Verizon's IS-95 technology. Despite this, BellSouth Mobility offered Sprint and Verizon customers roaming on to their older AMPS network.

References

  1. ^ [1]Blackberry available for BWD, which used Mobitex

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