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Moving connections forward for the West Delray Beach community

For well over 100 years, the traditional phone network has served America well. Many fondly recall desktop rotary phones and phone booths. But many others have never seen – or used – these antiquated devices. Communications technology has…


Welcome to NewPhoneNetwork.org

The last decade has been an exciting and important period for the ways in which we connect to one another. Since its invention, the traditional telephone voice network (also known as the TDM network) has dominated the way we communicate, but that is changing—and…


Going all-IP in Alabama and Florida

The United States is in the midst of a historic network transition that FCC Chairman Wheeler has called “the fourth network revolution,” comparing it to the invention of the printing press, the birth of the railroad, and the advent of instantaneous…


Take the pledge: I won’t text and drive

The It Can Wait initiative focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. As we come up to the Labor Day…


Mobile data tops voice for first time

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the high tech manufacturers and suppliers of information and communications technology, finds in its 2013 ICT Market Review & Forecast that U.S. wireless data spending…


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Light bulbIf you want to watch streaming video without using any of your monthly wireless data allotment, set your data-ready device to Wi-Fi when in range of a wireless Internet signal.

Light bulbIf you don’t use your cell phone much, consider a prepaid plan. Unless you choose to “re-up” your minutes, you can’t go over your limit.

Light bulbSave your data allowance and tune your smartphone into free public Wi-Fi, available in some cafes, airports and public spaces. Switch to Wi-Fi mode in the "settings" menu.

Light bulbThe FCC suggests that pacemaker users may want to avoid placing or using a wireless device close to their pacemaker.

Light bulbBy July 1, 2012, the wireless industry will launch an education campaign for consumers on the safe use of smartphones.

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