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Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by JFB, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. JFB

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    I came a across a bunch of old wireless carrier logos from the early days of WA.
    I figured I'd share them. :D

    Does anybody have any to add?


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    Here are some more....

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    Here are some that became T-Mobile.
     

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    here are three more...........I'm not sure why the thumbnails have a black background but if you click on them they are OK.
     

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    Interesting thread. I have to say that there is only two old logos that I like. I like them for looks and/or name and those are "VoiceStream Wireless" and "AirTouch Cellular". To me those names and their logo design were tite. LOL I liked them. I was really disappointed when those names/logos had to be ditched.
     
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    This is what later became Cingular here in California and Nevada.
     
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  7. JFB

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    Nice ones...I knew you guys would step up to challenge. :highclap:

    Here are three more....

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    Here's the only one I could find... McCaw Cellular, Mobil Link, 360 Communications, Pacific Northwest Cellular and General Cellular Corporation are all a bust. :(
     
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  9. Tony E!

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    I'm sure you all remember this one... ;)
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    Oh, very clever. Here's one, in that case...
     
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    There you go.... ;)

    I don't remember Sprint having a different logo from when i started using them back in 1994...Larry?
     
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    ATT when they had service before ATT Wireless was formed?
     

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    Here's an old story in 1996 about the first GSM (and PCS I believe) in the USA: Sprint Spectrum, in Washington/Baltimore. Look at those great rate plans!! :lol:

    WASHINGTON EXPERIENCE SPRINT SPECTRUM'S D.C. SERVICE COULD PREDICT HOW PCS WILL PLAY IN HAMPTON ROADS

    In Washington, where PCS made its U.S. debut, they call it ``telecommunications in a box.''

    It's because of the unusual way the PCS provider there, Sprint Spectrum L.P., has been marketing the service: more like a consumer-electronics product than a phone service.

    The first PCS provider in Hampton Roads, PrimeCo Personal Communications, won't reveal any details of its planned offering until Tuesday. But it and the current cellular providers in Hampton Roads are sure to borrow a lot of Sprint Spectrum's techniques.

    So let's look at how that company's Washington-area service works.

    The first thing that's different is how you sign up for the service.

    You go into a Wal-Mart or Circuit City and choose a PCS phone from an open display case. You take it to the checkout counter. And you pay for it: an average of about $200.

    That's a lot more than the $25 or $30 that cellular carriers have typically charged for their phones the last few years. But Sprint Spectrum tells its customers that by not subsidizing phone purchases, it can offer lower prices on monthly service. It says that will actually benefit its customers more in the long run.

    Rates start at $15 a month, and Sprint Spectrum claims its plans range from 10 to 40 percent less than its cellular competitors'.

    To activate the service, you remove the phone from its shrink-wrapped box and call an 800 number. A customer-service rep helps you choose a plan. Then you pay as you go. In a move that cellular carriers like GTE Mobilnet are now scrambling to copy, Sprint Spectrum requires no long-term contract.

    If you don't like the service, you take the phone back. Sprint Spectrum offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.

    For $15 a month, you get 15 minutes of airtime anytime, a built-in answering machine, numeric paging and Caller ID. Additional airtime is 31 cents a minute.

    The deluxe package, at $150 a month, allows 10 hours of airtime anytime and all the same features, plus call waiting. Additional airtime is as low as 10 cents a minute.

    One unique and popular feature of all the pricing plans is that the first minute of every incoming call is free. That's unheard of in cellular.

    Sprint Spectrum officials say this feature alone has dramatically changed the way people utilize their service.

    They use it more like a regular phone, talking on it throughout the day, says marketing director Partho Choudhury.

    In fact, Sprint Spectrum's research shows that its customers give out their PCS number to an average of 26 other people. The average cellular customer shares his or her number with only two, Choudhury says.

    The Washington area's 911 emergency directors are noticing a big difference, says Anne Schelle, Sprint Spectrum vice president.

    ``The dispatchers are telling us that when customers call 911 on our phones, they know their numbers,'' she says. ``But cellular customers often don't. It drives the dispatchers batty.'' MEMO: [For a related story, see page 12 of the Business Weekly.]
     
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    Didn't Sprint Spectrum's original GSM system in DC eventually go to VoiceStream and then T-Mobile?
     
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    That's correct, Larry, except that back then it was called Omnipoint.

    Speaking of Omnipoint, my contribution to the collection of old logos is my avatar. ;)

    Below, is the old name/logo of what is now called Verizon in the Dominican Republic.
     

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    This is the carrier I had before they merged with Verizon back in 2000.
     

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    Wow, I remember Ameritech... I think my mom had service on her Moto bag phone with them back in the mid-1990s.
     
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    Actually, Ameritech is part of the merger that formed Cingular.

    Verizon was formed from Airtoch, GTE Wireless and Bell Atlantic, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  19. M in LA

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    I wish I could find a site that has the old logo for PacTel Cellular, which spun-off from Pacific Telesis to become AirTouch, which morphed into Verizon Wireless. Funny to think that, in California anyway, the Verizon Wireless and Cingular systems were actually born from the same "parent" - Pacific Telesis. Now they are eachother's nemesis. PacTel/Verizon is the "B" side Cellular system and PacBell Wireless/Cingular is the PCS system (at least until the migration to AT&T's old "A" side is complete). Fun stuff. :D
     
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    Maybe in some parts....but at least in the Chicago market, Ameritech merged to Verizon......Cellular One merged into Cingular. Maybe it is different in other markets? :dunno:
     
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    The acquisition of Speint Spectrum in DC/Balt was a combination by VS and Omnipoint. OMPT had no money, and had already agreed to be acquired by VS. So it was a join announcement, as Omnipoint staff from Philly/NYC took over operations of the network, but it was VoiceStream's money, and the VoiceStream brand was the only one used here in marketing, although I think if you had an Omnipoint SIM, it said "Sprint" when roaming most of the time until ti switched to "Omnipoint". If you had a VS SIM it always said VS, IIRC.
     
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    Is this their logo, mike?

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    Pretty close. The only thing missing is the "CELLULAR" part, but yes this what it looked like. Thanks ShoresGuy! ;)
     
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    Here's an interesting site I found in my quest for old carrier logos. It's a Bell Systems Memorial Some pretty interesting stuff here.
     
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    What a neat site. Thanks rancid.

    @mike, I got it by searching Google under Images.
     
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    Since we're visiting memory lane, you guys remember our old WA logo?

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    wow that's old-school!!!
     
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    I miss Powertel. :)

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