News tagged with phone communications

FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills

(AP) -- Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international ...

Oct 13, 2010
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Phone call, SMS or perhaps a Whatsapp message?

Smartphone users' communication habits have been studied in a doctoral thesis at Aalto University. The users' choices are affected, e.g., by the strength of the relationship with the other party and the context in which the ...

Aug 29, 2013
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Qualcomm makes $3.2B buy to ride new gadget wave

(AP) -- Tech companies are sweating it out to keep ahead of what consumers want from their gadgets. Just look at Qualcomm Inc., which struck a $3.2 billion deal Wednesday in hopes of tapping into the explosion ...

Jan 05, 2011
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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 ...

Aug 22, 2009
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Government report: 4 cos. control wireless market

(AP) -- Consolidation over the past decade has left just four big carriers in control of 90 percent of the wireless market, making it harder for small and regional companies to compete, according to a government report released ...

Aug 26, 2010
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Vatican's communications site runs Batman story

One of the Vatican's main Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman on Thursday with the headline "Holy Switcheroo!"—raising concerns they might have been hacked.

Mar 21, 2013
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CenturyTel, seeking scale, to buy Qwest for $10B+

(AP) -- CenturyTel Inc., the country's fifth-largest local-phone company, plans to buy the third-largest, Qwest Communications International Inc., in a stock deal worth more than $10 billion so the companies ...

Apr 22, 2010
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Companies yank cord on residential phone books

(AP) -- What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, ...

Nov 11, 2010
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