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Going all-IP in Alabama and Florida

The United States is in the midst of a historic network transition that FCC Chairman Wheeler has called “the fourth network revolution,” comparing it to the invention of the printing press, the birth of the railroad, and the advent of instantaneous…


Evolv-ing towards what?

Brace yourself: the days when we can stare mindlessly at our computer screens, or get up ten times to go to the bathroom to stave off the 3pm sleepcall, or pick our noses in the sanctity of our offices, may be over for good. The ever-present, ubiquitous…


Take the pledge: I won’t text and drive

The It Can Wait initiative focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. As we come up to the Labor Day…


Mobile data tops voice for first time

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the high tech manufacturers and suppliers of information and communications technology, finds in its 2013 ICT Market Review & Forecast that U.S. wireless data spending…


Unfair wireless taxes irk consumers

Between federal, state and local taxes and fees, American wireless consumers are paying nearly two and a half times more in taxes and fees (17.1%) than the average sales tax rate (7.3%) applied to other taxable goods and services. And unfortunately, taxes…


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Tips

Light bulbCheck in for your flight using your smartphone and get a mobile boarding pass. You can flash the barcode on your phone at the airline's reader and move along through security.

Light bulbAsk your carrier if you can update your cell phone's roaming capability to give your phone a signal boost. Updating may improve reception.

Light bulbDoes your state have prohibitions on cell phone use and texting while driving? Find out at the Governors Highway Safety Association website.

Light bulbIf you want to watch streaming video without using any of your monthly wireless data allotment, set your data-ready device to Wi-Fi when in range of a wireless Internet signal.

Light bulbIf you are concerned about "radio frequency" from your cell phone, reduce exposure by using a speakerphone, earpiece or headset to distance the device from your head.

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