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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 […]

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GSM Phones Vulnerable to Hijackers

Vulnerability in a popular form of wireless technology could enable hackers to remotely get control of cell phones and use them to send calls or text messages, an expert on mobile security claims.  Hackers could use the flaw in the GSM network technology, a system that is used by billions of people in around 80 […]

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New Device to Block Cell Phones While Driving

While federal regulators in the United States have begun making recommendations that all use of new and old cell phones should be banned for those behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, most experts agree that such a ban would be very difficult, if not almost impossible, to effectively enforce.  Now, however, a new idea […]

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Commercial Drivers Cell Phone Ban Starts Next Week

Drivers of commercial vehicles in Missouri in the United States, including school buses, will be banned from using new or old cell phones such as handheld devices and push-to-talk mobile phones while behind the wheel from next Tuesday, 3 January 2012. The Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are […]

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Lawsuit Targets Cell Phone Fees

Four cell phone companies are being sued over their ‘system access fees’ by a law firm in North Vancouver, Canada, which specializes in class action lawsuits.  The firm has filed court documents against the four companies, Bell Canada Enterprises Inc, Fido Solutions Inc, Rogers Communications Inc and Telus Corporation, on behalf of all the cell […]