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Californians' class-action against AT&T over phone speeds can proceed [...

February 19, 2020, 2:00 pm

By Bob Egelko Consumers in California can proceed with a class-action suit against AT&T for slowing down data speeds on mobile phones despite a promise of unlimited service, a federal appeals cour... Read more »

Homeowner confronts CenturyLink crew [telecom]

February 19, 2020, 1:57 pm

Homeowner confronts CenturyLink crew, leads to aggressive 911 call OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT)-- Strangers in an Omaha backyard led to an angry confrontation with a homeowner and then a call to police. The... Read more »

Employers are adding high-tech solutions to solve a low-tech problem: Getti...

February 19, 2020, 1:46 pm

Some employers are shifting from simply talking about better sleep - or giving employees tools to track it - to helping them with what to do about it. By: Jena McGregor New Balance, the Boston-ba... Read more »

Your phone talks about you behind your back. These researchers are listenin...

February 19, 2020, 1:42 pm

They're keeping track by tracking the trackers that track you. By Alfred Ng When you download an app, the permissions requests and privacy policy are usually the only warnings you'll get about the... Read more »

Not connected and no Netflix: 'It's frankly embarrassing' in these Kansas t...

February 19, 2020, 5:46 am

By Kevin Hardy and Jonathan Shorman, The Kansas City Star COTTONWOOD FALLS, Kan. - The internet service was so bad at Citizens State Bank in Cottonwood Falls, Kan., that its computers could hardly ... Read more »

Kansans struggle without high-speed internet [telecom]

February 19, 2020, 5:40 am

By Kevin Hardy And Jonathan Shorman COTTONWOOD FALLS, KAN. The internet service was so bad at Citizens State Bank in Cottonwood Falls that its computers could hardly handle a routine update from ... Read more »

Landline Nostalgia [telecom]

February 19, 2020, 5:37 am

By Michael Boyink Remember our landline phone fiasco? The landline that took four phone calls, nine people, and Facebook to get installed here in Ava? We canceled it. After three months. https:... Read more »

OP-ED: The Broadband Battle Continues [telecom]

February 19, 2020, 5:32 am

Broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity to provide timely information, news and to support the economy and well-being of all Americans. Broadband can assist in revitalizing rural Ame... Read more »

New alarming texting scam: scammers pose as Verizon Wireless, ask for perso...

February 17, 2020, 6:45 pm

(WKBW) - Police are issuing a warning about a sophisticated scam that sends out texts that look like they're from Verizon Wireless. According to, a scammer texts people with an acco... Read more »

Ski resort, retirement community among areas dealing with CenturyLink outag...

February 17, 2020, 6:42 pm

BY CRAIG SAILOR UPDATE 5 p.m. Thursday: Service to all Tacoma customers has been restored, according to CenturyLink. UPDATE 7 p.m. Wednesday: Service has been restored in the Crystal Mountain a... Read more »

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California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone...

California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information. by Megan Geuss Oct 20 2014 Ars Tech... Read more »


Re: From Our Archives: Exchange Names in St. Louis

Not correct. When I lived in Long Beach, California, around 1987, the Orange County Transit District ran service into Long Beach but its offices were long distance from Long Beach. I believe the nu... Read more »


Is Verizon Wireless Sabotaging Older Cell Phones?

I have long had a Nokia 5180 phone (since Xmas 1998, to be exact). It was on its second battery, but eventually couldn't even keep that charged, and I finally decided, this past February, to claim o... Read more »


[telecom] Basic fiber optic phone service vs. Fios phone service

A few weeks ago in the consumer column of the Boston Sunday Globe: Read more »


WQN, Inc. Announces the Introduction of RocketVoIP

[Comment: I have looked over this company's web site a little bit and while they are so new that I can't find any customer reviews of their service, I can say that even if they do give decent service... Read more »


Wierd Telephone Problems

Hello: I have this problem with my telephone at home. For incoming calls, sometimes, it would ring once then disconnect the caller. I thought it was my phone, but I bought a new one, and it was the ... Read more »


CenturyLink faces more scrutiny from Minnesota regulators after 911 outage ...

State utility regulators have voted to increase reporting requirements. By Mike Hughlett CenturyLink faces beefed-up reporting requirements for its Minnesota 911 contract after a state report fou... Read more »


Demystifying the Blockchain [telecom]

By Andrew Ross Sorkin This is bonkers. A new so-called blockchain company is selling virtual real estate online with prices as high as $120,000 for a 10-meter by 10-meter piece of virtual land. Yo... Read more »


When Texting Is Wrong [Telecom]

The Moral of the Story - The Ethicist's take on the news When Texting Is Wrong By Randy Cohen July 13, 2009, 11:50 pm The Issue: You're having dinner with your teenage kids, and they text throughou... Read more »


How to find out mobile carrier's web-to-sms gateway address?

Is there anyway to find the e-mail to SMS gateway a mobile carrier uses to route email as SMS messages? I am talking about any carrier: I found some lists on the internet, but they don't cover all t... Read more »