AT&T has been aiding and abetting cell phone thieves for many years by reactivating cell phones that have been stolen, in particular iPhones, and then fraudulently claiming to customers that they are unable to block calls from and to the stolen devices, meaning that customers have to buy new ones, claims a new class action in the Supreme Court.
One thing that can be quite annoying about having a cell phone is the possibility of losing it. In the good old days of landlines only, the chance of losing your phone was virtually zero since it was hardwired to the wall of your home.
While the United States considers the implementation of a blanket ban on the use of all new and old cell phones, with or without the use of hands free devices, while operating a motor vehicle, one country that does not seem likely to enact any such bans at all anytime soon is Sweden.
Handing out tickets to motorists who are driving with a cell phone seems to be becoming a hobby for police in the United States, especially when the drivers do not even own any such device.
With the rules for the correct disposal and recycling of e-waste set to come into force from the beginning of next month, the Tamil Nadu government has put in place the processes and systems needed, according to BV Ramanaa, the Environment Minister.
Many in the United States have sometimes wondered why the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) does not force wireless companies in the country to block services to stolen new and old cell phones as a way of fighting the nationwide increase in thefts of the devices.
Once the bane of email providers, spammers have now managed to successfully infiltrate the last refuge of spam-free communication: the cell phone. In the United States, customers received around 4.5 billion spam texts in 2011, more than twice as much as the 2.2 billion that were received just two years earlier in 2009, Ferris Research, a market research company that tracks spam, claims.
The e-Waste Rules 2011, pertaining to the management and handling of electronic waste will come into force from 1 May in India.
The black and blue models of the Lumia 900 are both topping online retailer Amazon’s website in terms of bestselling cell phones, in first and second place respectively, which experts are regarding as being a solid early indication for a cellular device that has a lot riding on it.
The absence of any adequate management of e-waste in Guatemala is posing a serious threat to both the environment and to human health, with demand for electronic equipment having reached the point where there are now more new and old cell phones in the country than there are people.