John Matarese shows the newest ways to block telemarketing calls.
Cell phones in the cell block: How prisons are combating contraband
Cell phones are just about everywhere these day, including in our nation’s prisons. They’re being smuggled in by drones, thrown over jail walls, and even smuggled in by corrections officers. Prison officials are calling it a national crisis. It’s illegal, but our investigation found that lock-ups nationwide are flooded with contraband phones. They’re used to plot escapes, run criminal networks outside prison walls, and call-in hits.
Top-Rated Cell Phone Service
Most of us still get our cell-phone service from one of the four big wireless providers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint – but a Consumer Reports survey finds that people who us…
How phone spam turned our favorite devices against us
The phones have turned on us. Our little pocket pals seduced us with cheap long distance, unlimited texts, endless apps. Now they beep and shudder and flash with strange numbers at all hours of the day. We answer, and our beloved iPhone (or Android, or bedside landline) impales our eardrum with a cruiseline ad. It tries to sell us a medical back brace. It threatens to jail us unless we wire our life savings to the IRS Spam bots nest in call centers…
Nugget of Knowledge: How cell phones work
Thousands of cellular towers make a network to connect your call
Cell phone hacks everyone should know about
You spend a lot of time with your smartphone, but you may not know them as well as you think.
At what age should kids get cell phones?
Experts say twice as many kids have cell phones now than they did in 2004, and they're not just going to teens.
How can I block spam calls?
In a previous post, I explained how spam calls have sharply increased in recent months and most wireless companies aren't doing a very good job of blocking them, even when customers pay for call blocking services. But those services can still reduce your chances of getting spammed. Here's what each of the four big wireless carriers offers: Verizon customers can download the Caller Name ID app, subscribe for $2. 99 a month, and enable the spam filter option from within the app.
Tips to keep your cell phone charged during a hurricane
Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence and possibly the most important tool you have is your cell phone. But keeping your battery from dying when and if the electric goes out can be toug...
Proposed cell phone tower sparks concerns of higher water rates
CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A controversial project in the Caledonia area is causing division between local governments. A proposed cell phone tower which improves communication and brings people together is actually causing a rift between Caledonia Township and the Village of Caledonia. Township officials are concerned a new tower will eventually impact township water rates.
SUV driver admits to cell phone distraction before Ansonia bus crash
A distracted driving crash involving a school bus in Ansonia left a driver with serious injuries.
Tips for extending your cell phone battery life from Consumer Reports
It’s a curse of modern life: We’re constantly on our phone which means the battery runs down and sometimes dies, inevitably when we need the phone the most. Consumer Reports tests dozens of smartphones each year. Its experts reveal some simple tricks to keep your battery running as long as possible. The bottom line is that phones do so much more than they used to. While batteries last longer, things like streaming video, games, and apps that frequently refresh can eat up battery…
How Petersburg High School dropouts earned their diplomas using a cell phone
Several Petersburg students now have their diplomas after dropping out of high school and they used their cell phones to do it.
How many drivers are Albuquerque police busting on their cell phones?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Drivers on their phones are easy to spot in Albuquerque, but how often do officers give them tickets? Even if it’s not an officer in front of them, most peopl…
Etiquette and cell phone rules for the 119th U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach
According to the USGA website, all observers should mind the following rules.
How Switching Cell Phone Companies Could Save You Hundreds
You see ads for cell-phone companies all the time, but when is the last time you seriously considered switching? It seems like a hassle, but what if you could save hundreds of dollars a year by making a change?...
What is the new Minnesota hands-free cell phone bill?
New Minnesota Hands-free law goes into effect August 1.
How Urban Meyer's cell phone became an urgent matter
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's phone became hot property in the early hours of the investigation that ended with his suspension.
JROTC cadets teach seniors how to use their cell phones
It’s an unlikely pairing: teens whose phone seems to be a part of their arm and seniors who ushered in the black rotary-dial telephone.
How to Save $1,000 a Year on Your Cell-Phone Plan
Consumer Reports says that this simple solution will dramatically cut down on your cell phone bill