Big Bells inch into convergence

Verizon Communications took the first step toward converging its FiOS broadband service with mobile capabilities from Verizon Wireless, allowing FiOS customer with VZW service to check their home e-mail on their mobile phones. This isn't necessarily a ground-breaking capability technically speaking, but is an example of how telcos are starting to take baby steps to converge service offerings at a basic level.

AT&T is working toward the same general effect in a different way, yesterday announcing that customers of its wireless Unity plan can now make international long-distance calls from their wireless or residential AT&T wireline phones under the same $4.99 per month rate plan.

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Here's Light Reading's coverage of Verizon's offer
- Here's more about AT&T's plan in The San Antonio Express-News

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