Users of wireless cell phones in the United States of America are being hit with record taxes which account for almost twenty percent of their actual cell phone bill. PCMag.com says that those living in Nebraska, New York and Washington are being particularly slugged in fees and taxes. A report published in the magazine entitled “A Growing Burden: Taxes and Fees On Wireless Services”, was compiled over a period of no less than five years by tax experts from KSE Partners, who spent that time monitoring the local, state and federal taxes being imposed on wireless cell phones customers. In the three year period between 2007 and 2010, those taxes and fees jumped upward by more than three times that of the retails sales rate.
The first cell phone recycling scheme ever to be launched in Kenya is about to get underway courtesy of collaboration between cell phone service provider Safaricom and Computers for Schools Kenya (CSK), which runs a recycling scheme for computers in the country.
The recycling of old cell phones and other electrical equipment is on the rise in the city of Ottawa in the Canadian province of Ontario, much to the delight of officials. During the Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s mobile e-drive, which was held during last fall, the city of Ottawa collected more used cell phones and other electrical waste products than any other municipality in Ontario.
True Value Hard-ware has established itself as the recycling location for the community of Sicamous, the place where residents can drop off their used cell phones to be recycled, among other electronic products that are battery operated.
A new scheme for recycling used cell phones and other battery operated pieces of now defunct technology is being implemented thanks to Office Depot.
Samsung is all set to launch a series of new cell phones in 2011. One of them is strangely named as Samsung Ch@t 322 and the other one is called Samsung E2152.
Though the release of another smart phone does not come as a surprise, experts of cell phones seem to be somewhat keyed up over Pantech’s fresh launch. Apparently, it’s the first DDR2 cell in the world!
You are lucky if you want to update your Nokia cell because Nokia has planned f5 different upgrades in its proprietary OS for 2011.
From the 2012 Olympics, tunnel will receive mobile coverage – announced network operators of the English Channel. To make this happen, all four networks of the UK are working in collaboration, together with French businesses. The cost of the venture (around £150 million) is also being shared amongst the three businesses.
As it is anticipated that Internet access from smartphones will spread like wild fire in future, and cell phone specialists are seriously concerned with the problem of data overloading.