Tracking the “King of Robocalls”

Apr 2, 2019
A Wired reporter tells about the man responsible for nearly 100 million automated calls.
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Tight budgets strain 911 call centers

Sep 26, 2018
Fees from phone bills only cover about three-quarters of the costs to operate the nation's call centers; states and cities scramble to cover the rest.
Marilyn Scott retired as a police officer and became a call taker. She says it’s a stressful job.
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Cellphone giants are sued for discounting 911 calls

Aug 10, 2016
A lawsuit claims cellphone discounts have left 911 call centers out of pocket.
AT&T says that the 911 call-related claims about the company are "baseless."
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