Researchers reveal next-generation emergency response technology
(Phys.org) —Americans are accustomed to calling 9-1-1 to get help in an emergency. People with dire needs used to reach for landlines and instinctively dial the number. But what happens when the population ...
Feds get closer look at fake mobile bill charges
(AP)—When a mysterious, unauthorized fee appears on your cellphone bill, it's called "cramming" and consumer advocates and regulators worry it's emerging as a significant problem as people increasingly ditch their landlines ...
Mobile makers eye bonanza in Africa
Africa's mobile phone market, the fastest-growing in the world, is the last frontier for the industry with the promise of unlocked riches luring global interest including from Chinese handset makers.
Sandy takes out 25 pct of cell towers
(AP)—Federal regulators say Hurricane Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across ten states, and the situation could get worse before it gets better.
Phone companies prepare for Sandy
(AP)—Phone companies on the eastern seaboard are preparing Monday for the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy by topping up fuel for backup generators and lining up disaster recovery trailers to move into flooded areas after the ...
Africa: the new pot of gold for mobile telecoms
Africa's lag in land-based telecoms infrastructure has propelled the continent directly into the mobile age, opening up short-term growth prospects unparalleled in the world.
How to stay connected during Hurricane Irene
(AP) -- Phone service often cuts out when it's needed the most - when disaster strikes.
Verizon workers return to work, without a deal
(AP) -- Thousands of striking Verizon workers will return to work starting Monday night, though their contract dispute isn't over yet.
Worry, resignation on potential cellphone cancer link
A World Health Organization warning of increased brain cancer risk for cellular phone users had many Americans alarmed Wednesday but resigned to needing the devices to do their jobs. ...
Poor households take lead in abandoning landlines
(AP) -- In a financial and technological role reversal, a growing number of Americans are getting rid of their old telephones and using only cellphones, a trend being led not by the high-tech elite but by ...
One in four US homes has mobile phone, no landline: study
One in four US households had only mobile phones and no landline at the end of last year, as the number of "wireless families" in the United States continues to rise, data released Wednesday showed.
AT&T wants out of landline business
US telecom giant AT&T has asked US regulatory authorities to waive a requirement that it and other carriers maintain costly landline networks.
Callers of all incomes ditching landlines for cell
(AP) -- The number of households with cell phones but no landlines continues to grow, but the recession doesn't seem to be forcing poor cellular users to abandon their traditional wired phones any faster than higher-income ...
Qwest Communications 3Q earnings fall 6 pct
(AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc. reported a 6 percent drop in third-quarter profit Wednesday as customers continue to give up traditional landline telephones.