Verizon purchasing portion of Plateau Wireless

CNJ staff Verizon is purchasing a portion of Plateau Wireless but the sale will not affect Plateau customers in Curry, Roosevelt or Quay counties. Plateau CEO Tom Phelps said Saturday that Verizon is purchasing the southwest New Mexico quadrant, which includes portions of Roswell, Carlsbad, Artesia, and Hobbs and Ruidoso. Phelps said the sale won’t […]

New wireless provider opens in Clovis

A new cell phone company has opened its doors in Clovis, promising to offer an alternative to existing wireless phone service in the area. ClearTalk Wireless hosted a grand opening Aug. 14 at its new location on North Prince Street. According to a press release, the company created six full-time positions in the area as […]

FCC should release hold on broadband

Freedom New Mexico The White House and Justice Department have urged the Federal Communications Commission to provide more of the electromagnetic spectrum for wireless high-speed Internet services, suggesting that facilitating more of such services would improve competition in the field. Releasing more of the spectrum to wireless providers is among the least-intrusive ways to allow […]

Custom Classic starts today

Freedom Communications The 26th Annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slowpitch softball tournament starts today. This year’s classic has 126 teams converging on Clovis for the weekend-long event at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex and Bob Spencer Field. USSSA Area Director Roger Jackson said the tournament is a great economic boost for Clovis because of the […]

Knights enjoying tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gilbert Salguero, coach of Gil’s Knights, shouts encouragement to his team from the dugout on Saturday during the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is in its 25th year in Clovis, and Gilbert Salguero has been a […]

Cells often sole phone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Most cell phones give people the ability to take pictures and video, listen to music, access the Internet and annoy theater audiences. They also do one other thing: Eliminate a monthly utility bill. Herman Smith, 38, a retired airman, said he got rid of his land-line phone because he […]

Wireless Internet catching on in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The latest commodity to arrive in some Clovis cafes isn’t coffee-bean inspired. It’s called wireless Internet, wireless fidelity or Wi-Fi for short. In many booming metropolises the service, which allows consumers to log onto the Internet without a cable or telephone connection, arrived long ago. Eastern New Mexico is […]

For many, cell phones, computers integral part of everyday life

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Kristin Smothermon of Albuquerque uses her cell phone while visiting her sister in Clovis. Smothermon, 16, received the phone from her parents two years ago. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Inside 16-year-old Kristin Smothermon’s purse is a flip-top Motorola cellular phone. The Albuquerque teen takes it with her most places […]

Wireless networking a booming business

By Tom DiFrancesca It used to be, just a few years back, that if there was a computer in a home, it was a unique situation. Then the Internet went and got popular. All of a sudden people started flocking to stores to purchase new computers, just so they could surf the Web. Eventually, it […]

Consumers benefit from e-mail service wars

By Tom DiFrancesca Let the e-mail service wars begin. That seems to be the battle cry of late. If you remember, I wrote about Google’s pending launch of a new e-mail service, one that would allow for 100 megabytes of free storage space, and how the service was currently in beta testing. Well, the folks […]