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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

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Big 4 Cellphone Carriers Unite on Anti-Texting Ads

The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving.

05/14/2013

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Federal Mandate Makes Unlocking Cellphones A Punishable Crime

Legislation mandated by The Librarian of Congress will make unlocking a cellphone an illegal act subject to $2,500 fines, or up to 5 years of imprisonment for larger operations.

01/28/2013