BellSouth Mobility

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BellSouth Mobility, LLC
Former type private
Industry Wireless Services
Predecessor(s) Advanced Mobile Phone Service
Successor(s) New Cingular Wireless PCS
Founded 1983
Defunct 2004
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Products GPRS, GSM, TDMA, AMPS, Two way messaging
Parent BellSouth (1983-2000)
Cingular (2000-2004)
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]

History[edit]

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; however, the company continued to exist as an operating subsidiary.

BellSouth Mobility logo, until 2000

In 2004, following Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services, BellSouth Mobility ceased to exist when it was legally merged into New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, the renamed former operating subsidiary of AT&T Wireless Services.

Facts[edit]

  • 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 onto their older AMPS network.

References[edit]

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

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