Users of new or old cell phones associated with Vodafone found themselves without a signal in Calcutta on Sunday. The company claims the failure in service was due to an entirely normal and planned upgrade in their services, but that loss of signal was not notified to customers, who were decidedly unimpressed to find themselves without a cell phone service for more than five consecutive hours.
A county in Indiana in the United States is drafting tough new rules to clamp down on the construction of used cell phone towers.
Hikers are being warned not to rely on used cell phones when it comes to planning their jaunts. The warning comes after two more hikers had to be rescued from Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire in the United States after wandering off the trail and realizing that they had lost their way.
PC Magazine is asking their readers whether their cell phones have become their primary cameras.
It is a theory that has been postulated, rejected, reoffered, rejected and resurrected again and again in the media.
Moves are underway to try to prevent the exporting of old cell phones, computers, televisions, and other electronic items to developing nations whose recycling programs are primitive at best.
Concern about the proximity of an old cell phone tower to childcare centers in Papamoa in New Zealand has only been compounded by the revelation that yet another such cell phone tower is set to be built in the same area.
According to a California statewide survey, Californians are twice as likely to use their cell phones for internet access as they were three years ago.
Less than a month after the World Health Organization declared that there is a possible link between the use of new and old cell phones with the development of brain cancer, another prestigious panel of scientific experts have also confirmed their evaluation.
It may be law in South Africa that makes the dumping of waste such as used cell phones and other electrical gadgets an illegal act, but that is unlikely to do much good if the great majority of companies in the country are unaware that there even is such legislation.