Oops! Clearwire 4G Launch in Los Angeles.

…at least their press release says that Clearwire is launching real soon now.

My sources inside Clearwire tell me that the network is already up and running in portions of the L.A./Orange County market right now, and available via Sprint’s 4G phones and Clearwire dongles, but that Clearwire is rushing to get sites on-air to fill in coverage holes.

I just received my first Clearwire mailing.

Click on the image below and take a look at Clearwire’s offer at the bottom of the left panel.  Then compare that offer with the one in the right panel.

You’ll see why this mailer is a marketer’s (or proofreader’s) worst nightmare!

It Hulps too prufreed teh ofer bfore printng it.(Click on the image to enlarge it to full size. Then spot the oops!)

I suspect many tens-of-thousands of flyers went out this way.

If Clearwire’s flyer was a menu, I think I’ll order off of the right side!

Check please.

(Okay, some legal stuff: CLEAR, the CLEAR logo and Clear Spot are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clearwire Communications LLC.)


Cell Phones and Lip Gloss?

The California Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement of the keep-your-eyes-on-the-road rules.  It’s not (just) a cell phone thing, anymore.

Don’t text this to a friend while driving, okay?

For those of you who would like to see a great movie incorporating this, ah, problem, go out and rent the wonderful 1991 movie,  “Defending Your Life” by Albert Brooks.  Highly recommended!  (Best scene stealer:  Shirley MacLaine.)


RIP 800-Goog-411

Google is ‘hanging up’ on its excellent 800-Goog-411 interactive 411 service.  Google started the service three years ago, and it officially shutters on November 11, 2010.  That’s too bad, because it could (should) have been wildly successful given that (a) it was free to the consumers, other than air-time, and  (b) it offered various ways of specifying the listing (i.e., “Supermarket, Santa Monica, California ” or “Whole Paycheck Market, Santa Monica California”), and (c) it was faster than calling 411 and paying a 411 surcharge on top of the air-time.

If you have not yet tried 800-Goog-411 from your cell phone, or your home phone, give it a try before it fades away.

It’ll be interesting to see what search firm steps in to fill the Goog-gap!



Kramer’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

International Municipal Lawyers Association:
Cell Tower Leasing Issues for Municipal Governments November 18, 2010 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
John Pestle and Jonathan Kramer will be presenting a teleconference titled, “Cell Tower Leasing Issues” for municipal governments. For more information, please follow this link.
Wireless 101 for Attorneys: New Mexico Municipal League Attorneys Association Winter Meeting & Seminar, December 1, 2010

Jonathan will present his Wireless 101 for attorneys at the “New Mexico Municipal League Attorneys Association Winter Meeting and Seminar” (now that’s a mouthful) in December.

For more information, please follow this link.

Current Issues in Cell Tower Regulation and Zoning Rules
December 2, 2010Jonathan and John W. Pestle will be co-presenters on the extremely popular topic of ‘Current Issues in Cell Tower Regulation and Zoning Rules.’ The teleconference is coordinated by Lorman Education Services.

Jonathan will focus on the technology issues (transmission, RF safety, equipment) as they intertwine with the legal issues connected with cell site regulation and zoning by governments. John Pestle will take the lead on the case law and non-technical regulations (his case law handbook it simply outstanding).

This lecture is geared towards private practice and municipal government attorneys. For more information and registration details, please click on the links below:

Click here to visit the Lorman Course and Registration Page.

Note that continuing education participation units/credits are available for these seminars: AICP (Pending); CC; CLE/MCLE (please check Lorman’s “Detailed Credit Information” page for states that have already been approved); ENG; and PMI.

AGL Regional Conference – San Francisco
San Francisco Westin Hotel – Market Street
December 3, 2010
Jonathan will be a presenter at the Above Ground Level Magazine Regional Conference.

For more information please check back here soon!