VZ Wireless Syncs Workers

Angling for enterprise customers, Verizon Wireless today introduced a new
service to keep workers up to date on important projects.

Wireless Sync, produced with data-sharing software specialist Intellisync
, provides groupware-based e-mail, calendars, contacts
and tasks, the company said.

The software is installed on a standard PC to monitor e-mail in Microsoft
Exchange or Lotus Domino, then pushes the information to a user’s mobile device.

It works off the Wireless Sync Enterprise Server, a platform that can support thousands of users and includes security features, such as the ability to disable lost or stolen devices.

Wireless Sync software and servers are designed to support the latest mobile
devices, including the palmOne Treo 650 Smartphone and the upcoming Samsung
i730, Verizon Wireless said.

The Bedminster, N.J.-based company also announced new pricing for enterprise
wireless data plans. Unlimited use of NationalAccess is now $59.99 per
month. The service delivers average speeds of 60 kbps to 80 kbps and bursts
up to 144 kbps.

The carrier’s BroadbandAccess offering, which provides average speeds of 400
kbps to 700 kbps, and bursts up to 2 Mbps, is now $79.99 per month. The
service runs on the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network.

Verizon Wireless is a joint venture between Baby Bell Verizon
Communications and U.K. telecom giant Vodafone . The company is the second-largest mobile carrier in the United
States behind Cingular Wireless.

Besides Cingular, Verizon Wireless competes with others for business
customers. For example, Nextel on Friday added
Wi-Fi HotSpot service through partners Boingo Wireless and Wayport.

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