News tagged with phone communications

Verizon Wireless to pay $25M for spurious fees

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $25 million to the U.S. government and at least $52.8 million in refunds to customers who inadvertently racked up data charges on their phones over the last three years, federal ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Telecom
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Cell phone mania forces scramble for more airwaves

(AP) -- Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this ...

dateDec 27, 2009 in Telecom
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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 ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Telecom
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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 ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Telecom
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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 ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Business
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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 ...

dateAug 22, 2009 in Business
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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 ...

dateAug 26, 2010 in Telecom
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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.

dateMar 21, 2013 in Internet
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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 ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Business
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