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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…


Evolv-ing towards what?

Brace yourself: the days when we can stare mindlessly at our computer screens, or get up ten times to go to the bathroom to stave off the 3pm sleepcall, or pick our noses in the sanctity of our offices, may be over for good. The ever-present, ubiquitous…


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…


Unfair wireless taxes irk consumers

Between federal, state and local taxes and fees, American wireless consumers are paying nearly two and a half times more in taxes and fees (17.1%) than the average sales tax rate (7.3%) applied to other taxable goods and services. And unfortunately, taxes…


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Tips

Light bulbCheck in for your flight using your smartphone and get a mobile boarding pass. You can flash the barcode on your phone at the airline's reader and move along through security.

Light bulbTo protect yourself if your phone is stolen, ask your wireless providers how to access applications that can lock, locate and erase data from stolen phones.

Light bulbIf you aren't moving out of the area, you can keep your existing phone number when you switch cell phone carriers. This is called “porting” your number. (There may be a porting fee).

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 bulbSome carriers send text alerts as you approach your service limits or once you begin incurring overage charges.

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