Overheard: Word of the Day

Dec 1 2009   5:42PM GMT

Overheard – Prepaid wireless broadband

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

While AT&T and Verizon Wireless have offered prepaid cell phone service for years, up until now the companies have required customers sign a contract for their wireless broadband services.

Marguerite Reardon, AT&T offers prepaid wireless broadband

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is wireless broadband.  AT&T and Verizon wireless are competing for business by offering prepaid daily/weekly and monthly passes.

Marguerite Reardon from CNET wins the “But the emperor has no clothes!” award this week.  She’s the only blogger I’ve read to wonder what the heck AT&T is thinking, trying to put more users on an already overloaded and not-very reliable (IMHO) network.

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