Two-way Providers Pare Positions

Mendez-Wilson, Deborah
May 2001
Wireless Week;05/14/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 20, p5
Trade Publication
Reports on the plan of wireless electronic mail messaging providers Metrocall Inc. and Web Link Wireless Inc. to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States to facilitate their merger. Expectations of the companies that their merger would enable them to stay competitive in the industry; Decision of WebLink to layoff a number of its work force; Problems which affect the state of two-way messaging in the country.


Related Articles

  • Metrocall Re-evaluates Merger. Mendez-Wilson, Deborah // Wireless Week;05/21/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 21, p5 

    Reports that Metrocall Inc. is seeking to renegotiate the terms of its planned merger with two-way wireless messaging rival WebLink Wireless Incorporated. Action taken by WebLink that disappointed Metrocall shareholders; Factor that will affect the outcome of the merger plan; What attracted...

  • ReFlex Carriers Grow Devices, WebLink To Step Up Distribution. Palenchar, Joseph // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;4/7/2003, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p30 

    The article reports on the plans of ReFLEX-network messaging carriers -- SkyTel, Metrocall and WebLink Wireless -- to launch at least five keyboard-equipped devices in the U.S. enterprise market. The devices are the first ReFLEX models manufactured by companies other than Motorola, which shipped...

  • Flying High Once Again? Marek, Sue // Wireless Week;02/26/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 9, p24 

    Reports on the increase in the subscriber base of paging carriers in the United States in 2000 due to the two-way messaging services of these companies. Year-end goal of WebLink Wireless for its two-way subscriber net; Opinion on the Motorola T900 device; Two-way devices Metrocall Inc. expected...

  • New WebLink messaging offering targets youth. Mooney, Elizabeth V. // RCR;06/05/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 23, p44 

    Highlights WebLink Wireless Inc.'s move to target teenagers and under 30-year olds with a two-way messaging and electronic-mail service it plans to debut in summer 2000.

  • Lines between messaging and wireless data blur. Bruno, Antony // RCR;01/31/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p2 

    Focuses on the declining differences between wireless data and wireless messaging services as shown by the services of WebLink Wireless Inc. Development of technology allowing two-way devices operating on wireless networks; Description of the company's wireless services; Client using WebLink's...

  • Untitled.  // Wireless Week;04/16/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 16, p30 

    Covers news briefs on wireless communication industry as of April 16, 2001. Release of the Raven II CDPD modem by AirLink Communications Inc.; Features and how the WebLink Wireless Inc. uses the Xap.com information Web site.

  • Metrocall, WebLink plan unprecedented merger. Dano, Mike // RCR Wireless News;4/9/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 15, p2 

    Reports that Metrocall Inc. and WebLink Wireless Inc. announced a plan to merge by filing for bankruptcy in the United States as of April 2001. Benefit of the merger to their business; Conditions of the merger.

  • Surviving And Emerging From Bankruptcy. Mendez-Wilson, Deborah // Wireless Week;04/09/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 15, p1 

    Reports on the planned merger of WebLink Wireless Inc. with Metrocall Inc. Value of the proposed merger; Terms of the agreement; Implications of the move.

  • Chances faint for WebLink-Metrocall connection. Dano, Mike // RCR Wireless News;5/21/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 21, p3 

    Reports on the withdrawal of Metrocall's merger agreement with WebLink Wireless Inc. in May 2001. Reasons for Metrocall's move; Financial situation of WebLink.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics