FCC asks Verizon Wireless to explain fees
(AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked Verizon Wireless why it recently doubled the fees it charges customers when they break their contracts on "smart" phones.
Researchers patent enabling technology for spread-spectrum systems
If you've ever gotten the dreaded "network busy" message while trying to make a cell phone call, you've experienced the complication of sharing a single network with numerous other users.
Google Voice service blocks fewer than 100 numbers
(AP) -- Google Inc. says its free messaging and calling service, Google Voice, blocks calls to fewer than 100 phone numbers likely to be adult chat lines and free conference call services.
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.
Google expands availability of its free voice mail
(AP) -- Google Inc. wants to answer your mobile phone calls when you can't or just don't want to talk.
Textile antenna promises futuristic communications
(PhysOrg.com) -- With a simple press on his shirt insignia, the captain of the Star Ship Enterprise could send and receive messages. Now, thanks to the efforts of a Finnish company, this futuristic communication ...
Technology addiction disrupts teenage learning
(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology addiction amongst teenagers is having a disruptive effect on their learning, according to new research published today by Cranfield School of Management (UK). Over a third (39.3%) of 11-18 year ...
Apple denies 'rejecting' Google Voice for iPhone
(AP) -- Apple Inc. told federal regulators Friday that it blocked the Google Voice program from running on the iPhone because it alters important functions on the device - yet Apple denied that it has rejected Google's application ...
Google invites US soldiers to Voice telephone service
Google on Tuesday set out to recruit US soldiers as users of its Voice online telephone service, promising it would help military families stay connected.
Qwest 2Q profit up 18 pct on one-time tax savings
(AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc.'s second-quarter earnings rose 18 percent because of one-time tax savings, even as revenue continued to slide as customers abandon landline telephones, the phone company said ...
New Bluetooth application will let sport fans share experiences in real time
Imagine watching a football match, seeing a foul and being able to immediately swap comments with friends who saw the same incident from the other side of the stadium.
FCC: Landline number move should take 1 day, not 4
(AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to force landline phone companies to act faster when their subscribers want to move their phone number to a rival service.
Frontier to buy rural Verizon lines for $5.3B
(AP) -- Verizon Communications Inc. said Wednesday it reached a deal to sell scattered phone service areas outside its main Northeastern and Californian territories for $5.3 billion in stock.
Computer giant Acer launches mobile phones in Asia
Taiwan-based computer giant Acer on Wednesday launched a series of advanced mobile phones for the Asia-Pacific region, ramping up its expansion into the wireless communication market.