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Since none of us have access to the actual report from DataMonitor this is a non-story. Here are some of the show stoppers that have to go poof! before this story has enters the relm of credibility:

1) Receiving party pays
2) Tower of babble of cellular standards
3) TV stations own spectrum needed by telcoms for 3G
4) Coverage sucks in the most important markets during
periods of heavy usage
5) Unlike SMS with Europeans and Asians, there is no
significant pre-existing behavior pattern for
Americans using first generation mobile wireless
data services. People forget, SMS is the training
ground for subsequent mobile wireless data services.
Remember, every month 10,000,000,000 SMS messeges
are flowing across GSM networks.

I have to stop now. My head hurts just thinking about this crap.

-dugla



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