Microsoft releases data on government requests (Update)
Microsoft said Thursday it received 75,378 law enforcement requests for data in 2012 in the tech giant's first report on the sensitive subject.
Voice mail in decline with rise of text, loss of patience
Technology's ceaseless pursuit of efficiency appears to be claiming another victim: voice mail.
FCC seeks to crack down on phone bill mystery fees
(AP) -- Federal regulators are proposing new rules to make it easier for consumers to detect and challenge mystery fees on their phone bills.
Senate panel looks into phone bill mystery fees
(AP) -- The Senate Commerce Committee is investigating several little-known companies for charging consumers mystery fees through their phone bills in a practice known as cramming.
Mobile phone users enlisting YouMail 'digital secretary'
Ranks of mobile phone users are enlisting the services of a "digital secretary" that automatically snubs unwanted callers, transcribes messages, and gives loved ones special handling.
Internet abuzz with Gmail telephone calls
Internet telephone capabilities added to Google's free Web-based email service in the United States appeared to have been successful, with more than a million calls logged in the 24 hours after its launch.
Google Voice telecom service opens to all in US
Internet giant Google has opened its Google Voice telecommunications service to anyone in the United States interested in using a single telephone number for all of their phones.
Leap adds free nationwide roaming to Cricket
(AP) -- Leap Wireless International Inc. said Tuesday that it's eliminating most roaming fees for its Cricket contract-free wireless service, continuing a series of price cuts and service enhancements in the growing and ...
Google Voice 'light' works with existing cell phone numbers
Google Voice, the service that can route calls to multiple phone numbers and access voice mail, is now available on users' existing cell phone numbers.
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.
Review: 10 ways to save on calling costs
(AP) -- The cost of making phone calls has been dropping rapidly in the last few years. If you want take full advantage of that, you'll need to try some new things, because the phone companies aren't going ...
Nokia 7705 Twist puts a new twist on messaging
Verizon Wireless and Nokia introduce the Nokia 7705 Twist, a fun phone with a unique square shape that swivels open to reveal a full QWERTY keypad. The phone's shortcut buttons provide quick access to messaging, ...
For needy, cell phones can be free
An obscure federal program that helps poor people pay for phone service is entering the wireless era. Cell phone companies are offering the needy a bargain that the rest of us can only dream about: free service.