Not every high-tech service enjoys iPod-like success. In July, one wireless company, Amp’d Mobile Inc., filed for bankruptcy and then, with just several days’ notice, service was terminated to its more than 100,000 customers.

Bankruptcies and service terminations are not new to the telecom sector. But this was the first time that a cell phone operator or, in Amp’d Mobile’s case, a mobile virtual network operator, went bust. This failure and sudden termination of service raises a question: What obligations do wireless providers have to give termination notice to consumers?

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