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Cell Phone Texting Injuries on the Rise

While texting using a new or old cell phone is becoming an ever more popular method of communication, the practice also seems to be leading to an increase in injuries.  Carl Tricky, a Saint John massage therapist, claims that the number of clients he has on his list who have been injured by their cell […]

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Risk Managers in Favor of Cell Phone Auto Ban

While the recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Board to ban all use of new and old cell phones while driving a motor vehicle in the United States has met with controversy and been nixed by none other than the US Transportation Secretary, some public-entity and corporate risk managers have been applauding the suggestion. “As […]

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Why Cell Phones Should Be Turned off on Airplanes

A recent poll conducted by USA Today has confirmed that many airline passengers fail to turn off their cell phones and other mobile devices when flight crews on airlines request that they do so.  According to the study, almost 50 percent of those who would class themselves as frequent air travelers have seen passengers using […]

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Verizon Wireless Accused of Running Cell Phone Scam

A new lawsuit has been filed against Verizon Wireless, accusing the firm of interfering with the business affairs of its biggest store operator in New York in order to inflate the number of pre-paid phone activations artificially. The cell phone giant allegedly pulled off the scam by working with the retailer’s sub-agents to activate cheap […]

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New Fix for Broken Cell Phone Screens

While touch screen cell phones are very popular, they are also particularly susceptible to breaks and cracks.  While taking out insurance is one way to try to protect such an investment, it is not the only option, and nor is it the cheapest.  After all, if someone does take out insurance, not only do they […]

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No Imminent Cell Phone Ban for Drivers

The proposal to ban drivers in the United States from using new or old cell phones while operating a motor vehicle has come under fire from an unexpected source – police officers.  Menasha police officer Aaron Zemlock can comprehend the reasoning behind the move to crack down on drivers who use cell phones, but the […]

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The Future of Cell Phone Technology

When it comes to improvements in cell phone technology, there are always going to be new apps and features coming out. Less common is a quantum leap forward in the underlying technology of handsets, but that is what scientists working at the University of Illinois may be on the cusp of achieving. Their goal? To […]

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The Cell Phone Did It

A cell phone is suspected of being the cause of a house fire in Los Lunas in Valencia County on Christmas morning.  The Snodgrass family awoke to find both their Christmas presents and their house on fire, and they are not pointing the finger at Santa Claus.  “It trickled into a basket that had Christmas […]