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Follow Up: Cell Networks Fight To Be More Than Mere Data Pipelines

As the AP notes, at last week's Mobile World Congress there was a good deal of attention delivered to a company called Pinger. This was partly due to the company stall's fortuitous location at the trade show, partly because it's a leading example of new-generation companies that offer their free or low-cost non-SMS messaging services to smartphone customers. International phone networks were also at the show, of course, and they were loudly complaining about Pinger and its ilk.
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