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4 Major Phone Carriers Providing Text-to-911

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it as of this month, a big step toward moving the nation’s emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

05/19/2014

Digital distraction is an issue involving an overwhelming amount of college students, with more than 90 percent of students admitting to using their cell phones, laptops and other devices for recreational purposes during class time. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Study: 86 Percent of College Students Text Message Throughout Class

Text messaging, specifically, dominated as the students’ top activity with 86 percent of students admitting to texting throughout class times.

10/21/2013

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