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Cell Phone Etiquette


New Tips For Shopping Cellular Services

The best money saving practice for buying new cellular phones and service plans is to buy from a dealer, not through the cellular provider directly. Dealers compete against each other with lower prices than the actual cellular providers do.

The Importance Of Cell Phones In Modern Society

Cell phones have become a necessity for many people throughout the world. The ability to keep in touch with family, business associates, and access to email are only a few of the reasons for the increasing importance of cell phones. Today's technically advanced cell phones are capable of not only receiving and placing phone calls, but storing data, taking pictures, and can even be used as walkie talkies, to name just a few of the available options.

Knowing the difference between Cell Phones and Cell Phone Plans Will Save You Time and Money

Many people go looking for cell phones without too much emphasis being put on the cell phone plans. Many new users who sign up to the different networks have been sold to rather than choosing the best option the suits them. Research is important. Cell phones & plans can be an expensive commodity.

Overview of Cellular Phone Carriers

How many times have you heard of people spending hundreds of dollars on the latest and greatest cell phone only to be disappointed by the bad signal? Dropping calls is another very annoying occurrence with cell phones. You need to look very carefully into the cell phone carrier that you wish to sign up with. You will be signing a contract usually for one year so make sure it?s money well spent.

Camera Phones - Are They The Real Deal?

It's no surprise If you've become interested in the new camera phones being advertised by cellular service providers on television. They have quickly become one of the fastest selling technologies in U.S. history and are well on their way to becoming one of the must have cellular phone accessories. Almost 6 million cellular phone users within the United States now have camera phones. Surprisingly this number is extremely low when compared to Japan where the camera cellular phone has become a trademark in almost all of the cellular phones. Don't be alarmed though, camera cell phones are here to stay in the United States and with the cellular phone providers making it easier and cheaper to mass produce them an estimated 50 to 90 percent of U.S. cell-phones will contain built-in cameras by 2007, according to market research.

Should Your Teenage Have A Cellular Phone?

The time has come and your teenager has asked for one but you're not sure if you should supply one or not. No were not talking about a car. This is the digital age we mean the cellular phone. Perhaps no other decision has caused so much alarm and grief (aside from a credit card) then if you should give your teenage their own cellular phone. The cellular phone companies would advocate for allowing your teenage the use of a cell phone. And certainly there is merit to that suggestion. After all teenagers can use the cell phone in times of emergency such as breaking down on the side of the road or needing a ride home. Don't forget that nearly half of today's teenagers already have a cell phone. Leaving your teenager without one could affect their cool factor with their friends and other teenagers. There probably exist many other emergency situations in which your loved one would need a cell phone.

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Cell Phone Abuse - Tips to Curb Employee Abuse

Looking for a way to save your enterprise or government organization tens of thousands of dollars a month or more on wireless mobile communication use? First off, it?s going to take some discipline and innovative management for your cellular communication services to become more cost efficient and less prone to abuse. Cell phone and handheld usage can bleed a corporation?s IT communications funding dry without so much as a turn of the head, or at least until it?s too late.

Short Messaging Service (SMS) for Enterprise Messaging

SMS for Enterprise Messaging ? Value added services

Why Mobile SMS/Text Messaging?

What is Mobile SMS/ Test Messaging?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Prepaid Cell Phones

We are constantly seeing advertisements on TV promoting cell phones and cell phones carriers with what they call great introductory offers if you sign up with them on their network.

Satellite Phones: Essential for the Marine Industry

With more offshore fishing boats taking customers further out into the deep blue ocean in search of Billfish, Tunas and others, satellite phones are quickly becoming an essential for all offshore fishing and boating enthusiasts.

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Best prepaid cell phone plans of 2019  Digital Trends

If you like to keep a tight handle on your finances and prefer fixed monthly bills with no risk of overage charges, then you may find that one of the best prepaid ...

Best Prime Day deals 2019: Smartphones and mobile  ZDNet

The best of the Prime Day phone deals for business on Amazon.

Cellphone Tower Companies Race Higher  The Wall Street Journal

In the race toward 5G, tower companies are asking investors, “Do you hear us now?” As the biggest wireless companies in the U.S. prepare to bring 5G to more ...

Best AT&T MVNOs: Cheap cell phone providers that use AT&T’s network

These smaller wireless providers partner with AT&T to offer cheap cell phone *service*! Here's what you need to know about the best AT&T MVNOs.

Best prepaid phones of 2019  Digital Trends

With the best prepaid phones there are no surprises. You're free from multi-year contracts and can plan your budget without worrying about your credit rating.

AT&T Is Now Blocking Robocalls by Default, a First for Cell Phone Providers  Mental Floss

AT&T is becoming the first cell phone *service* provider to automatically block unwanted robocalls without a user having to opt in. But to block all of the calls, users ...

How to Save $1000 a Year on Your Cell-Phone Plan

It took a lost iPhone to open my eyes to how much money I was wasting just to make calls and check my email. As I resigned myself to buying a replacement and ...

How T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint fight robocalls on their network  USA TODAY

Your cell phone provider can help protect you from robocalls. These are the tools T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint offer to their customers.

Mobile (Cell) Phone Assembly Market Is Booming Worldwide | Nokia, Samsung, Sony, LG, BlackBerry, Apple, HTC, TCL  MelodyReports

A new professional intelligent report published by Stats and Reports with title “Global Mobile (Cell) Phone Assembly Market Report 2025” has the ability to help ...

Visible is giving away the iPhone 7 for $100 and Moto G7 Power for $50  Digital Trends

Visible, the new unlimited-data-and-no-fine-print carrier owned by Verizon, is getting into the Prime Day 2019 spirit. The company has announced a number of ...

Consumer Reports lists cell phone deals through Mobile Virtual Network Operators  The Denver Channel

Hate your monthly cell bill because of the high price? Consumer Reports has found several cheaper options for $40, or less, per month.

The best Apple iPhone deals for Amazon Prime Day  Digital Trends

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is here, and there are a number of great iPhone deals available during the event. You can even get a deal on Apple's latest and ...

Best apps for a second phone number  Digital Trends

Back in the old days, a mobile phone functioned as a second phone number. But with people discarding their landlines in favor of smartphones, you may need a ...

Tropical Storm Barry: How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint prep for mobile coverage in face of disasters  CNET

The big four carriers are battening the LTE hatches ahead of the incoming potential hurricane.

Indianapolis man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for cell phone store robbery  FOX 59 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An Indianapolis man was sentenced to ten years and one day in federal prison for a 2018 cell phone store robbery in Indianapolis.

Lawmakers push to allow state prisons to jam mobile phone signals, citing use of contraband cell phones  KARK

WASHINGTON- Too often, criminal activity doesn't stop when a convict begins life behind bars. Many use contraband cell phones to continue to direct gang ...

What will happen to 'illegal' mobile phones after Aug. 17? - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The government plans to block the use of unregistered mobiles phones on Aug. 17 in a bid to curb the distribution of devices bought on the black market.

Chess grandmaster accused of using smartphone to cheat during contest  Digital Trends

Chess grandmaster Igors Rausis has been accused of using his smartphone to cheat during a chess tournament in France on Friday. Images circulated on ...

‘Horns’ are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.  The Washington Post

The growth of bone spurs at the back of the skulls of young people may be a result of an adaptation to the use of handheld devices.

Internet, phone provider CenturyLink reporting outages across U.S.  WHIO

CenturyLink is reporting that *service* outages (Internet, phone, TV) in southwest Ohio have been traced to a damage fiber in Dayton, a Warren County ...

No, Your Kids' Evil Cellphone Won't Give Them Horns  Forbes

A study published a couple years ago on a cranial growth has recently gotten new life as the media discovered it and has pitched it as "horns" or "bone spurs" ...

Mobile (Cell) Phone Assembly Market to Witness Massive Growth| TCL, Flextronics, ZTE, BlackBerry  Pioneer Reporter

A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Mobile (Cell) Phone Assembly Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025” has ...

Young people are growing horns from cellphone use: study  New York Post

Are smartphones turning us into monsters? In a BBC report about the changing human skeleton published last week, biomechanics researcher Dr. David ...

Sony Xperia 1 review  Digital Trends

Sony's Xperia 1 smartphone is svelte, tall, modern, and powerful. The 21:9 aspect ratio means you get a cinematic viewing experience. It's too bad there are ...

T-Mobile sues Wichita to force City Council to allow Riverside cell tower  Wichita Eagle

International telecommunications titan T-Mobile is suing the Wichita City Council, seeking a federal court order that would force the city to allow a cell phone ...

Smartphones aren’t making millennials grow horns. Here’s how to spot a bad study  PBS NewsHour

The “millennials are growing horns” study is flawed, and its journal has launched an internal review. Can you spot the study's six major problems?

How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives  Engadget

On a Tuesday night in May, Sean Coonce was reading the news in bed when his phone dropped *service*. He chalked it up to tech being tech and went to sleep.

Horn-like skull bumps caused by too much phone use  TODAY

Do phones cause skull horns? A study found bony growths on the base of the skulls of adults, 18 to 86. Researchers blamed excessive phone use.

Robocalls Are Out of Control: Here's How To Stop Them From Taking Over Your Phone  Newsweek

The FTC has given phone companies permission to aggressively block illegal robocalls. Find out how to put the brakes on these annoying spam calls.

Scott Hollifield: And now, a few words on National Cellphone Courtesy Month  Winston-Salem Journal

Back in 2002, international etiquette expert, author and spokesperson Jacqueline Whitmore declared July was National Cell Phone Courtesy Month in an effort ...

The tiny Palm phone can now be bought unlocked and used on AT&T and T-Mobile  The Verge

The diminutive Palm phone is now getting an unlocked version sold directly through the resurrected Palm, making it available to everyone — not just Verizon ...

No, Using a Cellphone Isn't Causing You to Grow a Horn  Gizmodo

You might have heard recently, from publications like the Washington Post, NBC, and of course, Newsweek, that some people are growing a “horn” or a “spike” ...

Can You Grow Horns From Hunching Over Your Cellphone?  Inside Edition

New research suggests that hunching over your phone could produce horn-like growths at the back of the skull, just above the neck.

Best Prime Day smartphone deals: What we expect from Amazon in 2019  Digital Trends

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is almost here, and it's set to be a big one. The event is likely to include some pretty sweet deals on smartphones. In other words, if ...

Eastlink is making it easy for customers to upgrade their cell phone with new program called easyUp  Benzinga

Consumers can stay on trend with latest devices (including device protection) while continuing to benefit from Eastlink's: ease of switching through ...

Armed man robs Warner Robins phone store

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Warner Robins Police are looking for information about a man who robbed a cell phone store Monday afternoon. According to a news ...

This tech uses cell signals to help drivers not run over pedestrians  Fast Company

Modern car safety technology has gotten very good about warning drivers before they hit other cars. This startup wants to add warnings before you hit people.

Ariana Grande T-Mobile Ad Didn't Ruin Her Denver Concert  Westword

Singer Ariana Grande connected with her Denver fans at the Pepsi Center at her first Colorado concert since the Manchester bombing.

Outage problems at mobile service providers causing voice service issues  CTV News

Some of Canada's major mobile *service* providers say they are working to fix widespread network outages to voice services that some customers across the ...

5G phones and your health: What you need to know  CNET

Activists fear radiation from 5G wireless *service* could be dangerous to public health. And they want more research done before carriers deploy the technology.

T-Mobile-Sprint Talks Slow Over Dish Ownership  The Wall Street Journal

Talks between T-Mobile US and Sprint are dragging on over ownership issues and the new wireless company to be formed when Dish Network gets some of ...

T-Mobile says it can’t be sued by users because of forced-arbitration clause  Ars Technica

T-Mobile US is trying to force customers into arbitration in order to avoid a class-action lawsuit that accuses the phone carrier of violating federal law by selling its ...

StreetMetrics Pulls Mobile Data to Find Out Who's Seeing Moving Vehicle Advertisements

Analytics startup StreetMetrics uses location-based data from mobile devices to obtain accurate metrics on vehicle ads to optimize performance and cost.

Jailer recovers mobile phone from Birju Kishore Salla's cell  DNA India

On Saturday, the Ranip police lodged a complaint against a Sabarmati prisoner Birju Kishore Salla, after jail officials recovered a phone from his cell. Salla ...

Trio Of Cell Phone Makers Ink 'MOUs' On 5G /6G  Radio & Television Business Report

The rollout of 5G wireless communications technology will undoubtedly reshape how consumers get their audio and video *content*. Now, not only 5G but 6G are.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Where to find best deals on phones  CNET

Just a few days before Prime Day kicks off on July 15, Amazon already revealed a big list of Amazon device sales. The event, which is a day when the ...

HMP Bullingdon prisoner 'caught holding zanco baby phone from cell'  The Oxford Times

A PRISONER was so 'startled' when guards discovered him holding a contraband mobile phone that he threw it out of his cell, a court has heard.

Give Yourself an Incredible Gift  Thrive Global

Reclaim Time by Getting Rid of One Bad Digital Habit at a Time.

4 who stole retired government staff’s cellphone in Delhi held  Hindustan Times

Four men who had stolen a retired government employee's cellphone from a moving bus, were caught by traffic police and patrolling van personnel at Madanpur ...

The Best OG Cell Phones of All Time  Complex

From retro mobile phones like Nokias & Motorolas to cell phones like Sidekicks & iPhones, here are the best old phones of all time.

San Jose: 4-alarm grass fire burns 2 structures, 47 acres; dog killed  The Mercury News

A four-alarm grass fire in San Jose's east foothills burned 47 acres and caused the death of a pet dog that lived in a cottage that was one of two structures ...

5G vs. 4G: Real-World Wireless Speeds Compared  Tom's Guide

5G will deliver faster speeds and lower latency than 4G — but it might cost you a little more.

Does 5G pose health risks?  BBC News

Exposure from mobile networks including 5G fall well below limits set by international regulators.

Top Thai Bank’s Digital Platform to Drive Loan Growth Surge  Bloomberg

Siam Commercial Bank Pcl expects digital lending to retail customers to climb almost eight-fold this year as Thailand's biggest lender accelerates its online drive ...

Most influential gadgets of all time  The Daily Star

Children growing up these days, or in fact, the early 2000's, have had the wonderful opportunity to grow up with things that we, the so-called 'Gen Next' could ...

Cell phone carriers now have the power to stop robocalls. When will they use it?  Digital Trends

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow cell phone companies to block robocalls by default, but the nation's major carriers would not ...

Best cell phone plans and deals for July 2019

Team Clark ranks the best cell phone plans and deals! See our favorites for unlimited data, families and cheap plans starting at $10/month.

Mobile snatching  Daily Times

Sir: In the last couple of years, street crime in Karachi has increased. Cell-phone snatching has become as common as flu. I am pretty sure almost everyone in ...

SC withdraws service charges on mobile top-ups  Pakistan Today

–Customers to now get Rs88.89 on recharge of Rs100. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered the immediate withdrawal of *service* charges ...

When schoolkids lock their mobile phones away in pouches for the day, amazing things happen  ABC News

What would happen to the dynamic in a school if the students locked away their mobile phones for the day? A lot, it turns out — and it's all positive.

Verizon Once Again Has the Best Mobile Network of Any Carrier  Fortune

Verizon has the best mobile network, according to the second half of 2018 ranking from RootMetrics, followed by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

NIU to offer mobile ticketing for sporting events  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Northern Illinois University sports fans will have a more high-tech way to access game tickets.

5G Wireless Technology May Be Coming To Wisconsin, Amid Praise, Concerns  WUWM

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed a bill that could speed the introduction of faster wireless *service* known as 5G to the state. The industry promises.

Feds accuse Burbank and La Cañada men in $25-million cellphone fraud that targeted T-Mobile users  Los Angeles Times

Federal authorities believe two men illegally made more than $25 million over a span of five years in a cellphone unlocking scheme targeting T-Mobile.

Why this business at Northeast Philly Airport has to pay $500-600 a month for slow internet  The Philadelphia Inquirer

An estimated 500000 people in Pennsylvania do not have access to high-speed internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Now add ...

Corangamite losing out to Corio in battle for decent mobile phone coverage  Geelong Advertiser

PATCHY mobile phone coverage is continuing to plague Corangamite despite the funding of more than 20 phone towers, eight of which have come online.

3-year Smartphone Purchase Options Return to Rogers  WhistleOut Canada

Rogers has added 2-year and 3-year financing options on all new smartphones and rebranded the older tiered plan system to make things simpler for ...

9 easy ways to lower your cell phone bill

Switching phone providers is just one way to lower your cell phone bill. Read on to learn 9 money-savings tips to cut your wireless bill in half!

The best cell phone plans for seniors

There are many benefits to senior cell phone options, including lower-priced unlimited plans, better customer *service* and easy-to-use technology. While great ...

T-Mobile is making big changes to its unlimited data plan - Clark Howard

New and existing T-Mobile customers are going to be affected by changes to the wireless provider's unlimited data plan. Here's what you need to know!

Saved by the Cell: Mobile Phone Stops Bow and Arrow Attack in Australia  TIME

The phone blocked an arrow shot at him as he tried to film his attacker.

I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone  Motherboard

Nervously, I gave a bounty hunter a phone number. He had offered to geolocate a phone for me, using a shady, overlooked *service* intended not for the cops, but ...

New report: The best cell phone providers in America - Clark Howard

A low-cost cell phone provider ranks #1 for customer satisfaction in a new report, beating Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint! Here's what you need to know.

T-Mobile switches on spam call protections for some cellphone users  Washington Post

Many of T-Mobile's wireless customers will soon see a new “Caller Verified” message when they receive calls on their cellphones, the company said Thursday.

What Is Spectrum Mobile, and Is It Worth It?  Tom's Guide

Spectrum internet customers can also get their mobile phone *service* from the internet and cable provider. But how does Spectrum Mobile compare with other ...

Red Pocket Mobile: Cheap phone plans on any major network

Red Pocket Mobile provides low-cost cell phone plans and lets you choose your network. Read our review before you sign up!

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years  Motherboard

Documents show that bail bond companies used a secret phone tracking *service* to make tens of thousands of location requests.

New T-Mobile Cell Tower Proposed In Bedford  Bedford, NH Patch

New T-Mobile Cell Tower Proposed In Bedford - Bedford, NH - The Bedford Planning Board is considering plans for a 130-foot-tall T-Mobile cell phone tower on ...

Your Cell Phone Is a Security Threat Hackers Can Use to Steal Your Accounts. Luckily, There's a Fix  Inc.

You can't keep your phone number secret. Here's how to protect yourself.

Research continually shows how distracting cell phones are—so some schools want to ban them  CNBC

In July of 2018, the French government passed a law banning cell phones in schools. According to CNN, the law passed 62 votes to one. The policy came into ...

Here's How To Save A Bunch Of Money On Your Cell Phone Bill  Forbes

Over the last few years, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has shown how cell phone (wireless) customers prefer the *service* of smaller providers, ...

Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone  The New York Times

While parents are, of course, worried about their teenagers' phone use, that concern goes both ways, a new study found.

Unreal Mobile review: $10/month cell phone plan on AT&T’s network

Unreal Mobile is offering 'unlimited' cell phone plans starting at just $10 a month. Read Team Clark's review before you sign up!

Kalamazoo man ends up with shared cell phone number from Boost Mobile  WWMT-TV

Multi-party line telephone systems were widely used until the 1980s and cell phones have never been part of the multi-party line system, but one Kalamazoo ...

Amazon cell service? Company reportedly interested in buying Boost Mobile  Ars Technica

You buy everything else from Amazon, so why not cellular *service*? A report from Reuters claims the retail juggernaut is "considering" buying Sprint MVNO Boost ...

The Trump Administration Is Selling Out Hundreds of Millions of Cell-Phone Users  The New Yorker

John Cassidy writes about the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, and how the Trump Administration is putting big corporations ahead of ...

No smoke without Fire: After Amazon’s smartphone failure, it looks for a way back into mobile  The Washington Post

SEATTLE — There may be no failure more spectacular in Amazon's corporate history than its ill-fated Fire Phone five years ago. But as the online retail giant ...

The Collapsing Crime Rates of the ’90s Might Have Been Driven by Cellphones  The Atlantic

It's practically an American pastime to blame cellphones for all sorts of societal problems, from distracted parents to faltering democracies. But the devices might ...

Cybersecurity 101: How to protect your cell phone number and why you should care  TechCrunch

Assuming you have your strong passwords in place and your two-factor authentication set up, you think your accounts are now safe? Think again. There's much ...

5G smartphones are on the way: Here’s every phone that will support 5G  Digital Trends

Who doesn't want faster access to the internet when out and about? The next generation of mobile internet, 5G — short for “fifth generation” — is on the way, and ...

Can you survive on a $10-a-month cellphone plan? I tried Unreal Mobile to find out  USA TODAY

FreedomPop, which sells low-cost wireless *service*, came up with its best deal ever in late June: $10 a month for monthly text, talk and data *service* & it offered ...

New York, California and Other States Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Deal  TIME

(NEW YORK) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, ...

Dramatic cell phone video shows the moments shots were fired in Downtown Mobile  FOX10 News

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Dramatic cell phone video shows the moments chaos erupted in Downtown Mobile, as two people were shot, including a 7-year-old girl.

Moolah Mobile partners with Surge to offer free mobile service with ads  TechCrunch

Moolah Mobile is teaming up with SurgePhone Wireless to offer people a new way to pay their cell phone bills — by putting ads on their homescreens. Moolah ...

Huawei urges Washington to remove the firm from the trade blacklist  RCR Wireless News

Chinese vendor Huawei has not yet seen any benefit from President Donald's Trump recent decision to allow U.S. firms to sell components to the company and ...

Cable Answers Cord-Cutters With Half-Price Cellphone Service  The Wall Street Journal

Cable-TV provider Altice USA is preparing to launch a mobile *service* likely to cost between $20 and $30 a phone, joining Comcast and Charter in trying to stem ...

Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain  The New York Times

My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you're anything like me — and the statistics suggest you probably are, at least where smartphones are ...

It may soon be illegal in Tennessee to use a hand-held cellphone while driving  The Tennessean

It may soon be illegal for Tennessee drivers to talk on the phone without a hands-free device. The state Senate on Tuesday approved a ban on a 23-7 vote.

Mint Mobile Announces 2019 Consumer Cell Phone Predictions  PRNewswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mint Mobile, the wireless company offering carrier-grade *service* at prices up to 50 percent lower than ...

UNREAL Mobile review: How good can a $10/month cell phone plan be?  AndroidGuys

a month for cell phone *service*? Sounds too good to be true, right? We spent the last month with UNREAL Mobile to find out if its the real deal.

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