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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—August 21, 2017

Bristol Prisoners To Get In-Cell Phones And Computers Prisoners in Bristol, England will soon have telephones and computers fitted inside their cells. The scheme aims to combat mobile phones being smuggled illegally into prison. Inmates at Category B HMP Bristol … Continue reading

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Tech Companies Ask Supreme Court to Protect Cellphone Privacy

Verizon and a number of tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Snap, have asked the Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access Americans’ cellphone data. The companies filed a 44-page brief with the Supreme … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—August 14, 2017

Samsung Claims Top Spot in U.S. Smartphone Market Even as Apple Makes Gains Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone sales, with Samsung claiming the top spot in the U.S. this quarter. While Apple’s share in the U.S. smartphone market … Continue reading

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T-Mobile and AT&T Unveil Bargain Smartphones

AT&T and T-Mobile have both introduced new smartphones aimed at customers who want a less expensive option. While the T-Mobile’s Revvl and AT&T’s LG K20 do not offer high-tech cameras, chips or displays, they are on-par with more expensive smartphones … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Offers New Plan for Americans Over 55

T-Mobile has introduced a new unlimited plan for customers 55 and older. The T-Mobile One Unlimited 55+ plan costs just $60 per month for two lines, which includes taxes and fees. In a video that introduces the plan, T-Mobile CEO … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—August 7, 2017

1 in 3 Students Use Cellphones to Cheat on Exams Itty-bitty hidden scraps of paper. Blurry ink on hands. That’s old-school cheating. Today, teens cheat with electronic devices. One in three kids in the U.S. use cellphones or other devices … Continue reading

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Honolulu Bans Pedestrians from Looking at Phones in Crosswalks

Last week, laws went into effect in Washington that banned cell phone use while driving. Honolulu has gone a step further by making it illegal for pedestrians to “cross a street or highway while viewing a mobile electronic device.” The ban includes … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—July 31, 2017

New York Eyes Textalyzer to Bust Drivers Using Cellphones Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a textalyzer that allows an officer to quickly check if a cellphone … Continue reading

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Handheld Phone Use Illegal in Washington While Driving

Washington’s new distracted driving law went into effect earlier this week. The Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (E-DUI) Act makes it illegal for drivers to hold their phones while driving. The use of hands-free devices are restricted to a … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—July 24, 2017

Spam and Scam Calls are Going Mobile Cell phones used to be immune from the annoying scam and spam telemarketing robocalls that have bedeviled land line users for years. No longer. More than half of cell phone users report having … Continue reading

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