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How Sandy disrupted phone communications

Feb 5, 2013
The FCC looks at what can be done to minimize disruptions to phone service during natural disasters.
Posted In: Tech, Hurricane Sandy, cell phone, fcc

A discount for a cell-phone-less meal?

Aug 16, 2012
One restaurant in Los Angeles tries something new to get patrons to turn off their phones: a 5 percent discount on their meal.
Posted In: cell phone, cell phone etiquette, restaurants, family

Are mobile phone taxes a real problem?

Apr 16, 2012
Congress is mulling over legislation that would freeze the taxes we pay for our cell phone service.
Posted In: Taxes, cell phone

Government's new plan to end growing cell phone theft

Apr 10, 2012
There’s word today the federal government is moving to render those stolen cell phones a lot less valuable. The plan is to make phone companies keep a registry of specific phones as opposed to phone numbers.
Posted In: cell phone, theft

AT&T's plan to thwart big data users

Mar 2, 2012
If you're one of the 17 million people who use AT&T for your mobile phone service, there will be no more unlimited data for you, even if that's what you signed up for.
Posted In: ATT, cell phone, data plans

Facebook coming to non-smartphones in Africa

Feb 16, 2012
Facebook is teaming up with mobile phone maker Orange to provide its services to cell phones in Africa -- of the non-iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android variety.
Posted In: Facebook, cell phone, Africa

The trouble with Apple's success

Jan 25, 2012
Apple's record quarterly profits come with a few setbacks for the maker of the iPhone.
Posted In: apple, cell phone, networks, iPhone

Verizon adds $2 charge to some online payments

Dec 30, 2011
Verizon is introducing a new fee in January. Anytime a customer pays their bill over the phone or online with their credit card, they'll have to come up with an additional $2.
Posted In: Verizon, cell phone

Phone service holds up pretty well, actually

Aug 29, 2011
Alright, I'll eat that serving of crow this morning. On Friday's memo I predicted that cell service would collapse everywhere in the coming...
Posted In: cell phone, fcc, irene

A lot of people own cell phones, claims Pew in shocking report

Aug 15, 2011
83% of Americans own some kind of cell phone....
Posted In: cell phone, cell phones, pew, pew pew

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