Business 2.0: It’s a critical juncture for the nation’s largest carriers. Cingular, Sprint, and Verizon are all betting on their next-generation networks and 3G phones to bolster their profit margins, hoping that consumers will sign up for data plans that give them access to video clips, mobile games, and downloadable music. But the new networks, which could send lucrative services over the air to tens of millions of people, also present a potential gold mine of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Sooner or later, like Apple, phone companies will wake up and realize that the small entrepreneurs who are building services and peripherals for 3G phones will ultimately be the best salespeople for their networks. And that’s when the 3G economy will really start to take off. Continue reading this article @ Business 2.0 website.