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FCC event on ‘technology transition’ open to public

Consumer Action has learned that the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a "Technology Transitions" information session on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 from 1-2 p.m. at the FCC…


New FCC rules about transition to New Phone Network

Over the past couple of years the FCC has been working with consumer groups, telephone companies and others to think about how to make the transition to modern networks as seamless as possible.  Here are few new rules that will help make that happen.…


Florida workshops on new phone network

Residents, community organization staff and volunteers in South Florida's West Delray Beach area learned how phone technology is evolving and how to stay safe on the Internet during a series of presentations and trainings Consumer Action held in October…


Partnering with nonprofits and local organizations

Over the course of the trial, we at AT&T have worked together with local groups and organizations to hold meetings, events and information sessions to talk to West Delray Beach residents and community members about the trial. What it is, what it means…


Digital You debuts with guidance, tools and more

Did you know, 21% of internet users have had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over by someone else without permission? Digital You is a new program from AT&T that offers tools, tips, apps, guidance and community education…


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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 bulbIf you don’t use your cell phone much, consider a prepaid plan. Unless you choose to “re-up” your minutes, you can’t go over your limit.

Light bulbExpand your smartphone’s memory with a micro SD card. You’ll get extra room for apps and media and your phone will run faster. 8GB cards cost less than $20.

Light bulbWhen traveling abroad, avoid high charges for international data roaming by turning off the mobile network on your smartphone and using Wi-Fi (wireless internet) to browse the Web or send email.

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.

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