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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 20, 2017

AT&T Fires Back With New Unlimited Plan Soon after the announcement of Verizon’s unlimited plan, AT&T has announced it will expand access to its unlimited plan starting February 17. Previously the carrier only offered bottomless plans to subscribers of its … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 13, 2017

Mobile Phones Will Number 5.5 Billion by 2021 The 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021) projects that there will be more people on Earth using mobile phones in 2021 than there are … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 6, 2017

‘Cell Phone-Only’ Households For Over Half of US Adults 52% of U.S. adults live in households with cell phones but no landline telephones, a doubling of the percentage since 2010, when it was 26%. And, the proportion of senior citizens … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 30, 2017

Want to Track Cellphones? Get a Warrant, Lawmakers Say Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology. Privacy and constitutional … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 23, 2017

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Live in ‘Cell Phone-Only’ Households More than half (52%) of U.S. adults live in households with cell phones, but no landline phones, according to new research from the GfK MRI Survey of the American … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 16, 2017

Apple Accounts for Nearly 1/3 of Holiday Smartphone Sales in US In the months following September’s launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s smartphone sales in the U.S. surpassed the sales of Samsung’s top Android devices, according … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 9, 2017

AT&T Rolls Out Spam Blocker For Mobile Phone Customers Spam phone calls are no longer reserved for landlines only, with millions of mobile phone customers complaining about spam and robocalls on their mobile devices. AT&T is trying to combat that, … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 3, 2017

911 Centers Struggle to Find Callers on Cellphones, and Results Can be Deadly Commercial apps, such as Facebook and Uber, can pinpoint your exact location using your smartphone’s built-in GPS. But that’s not necessarily the case when you call 911. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 27, 2016

California Tries Again to Thwart Prison Cellphone Smuggling California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart the smuggling of cellphones, thousands of which continue to flood … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 19, 2016

You Can Now Make Phone Calls Using Skype Translator Skype Translator, which officially debuted in May 2015, is truly astounding: It translates languages in real time, so you can have a call with a colleague who speaks Spanish, for example, … Continue reading

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