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|07/18/2008 Low Cost Cell
For less than $15, you can buy a cell phone loaded
with minutes. You can buy more as you go whenever
those minutes run out. Best of all, you are not locked
into a long-term contract.
But in South Florida, New York, California, Georgia,
Texas and elsewhere, traffickers have figured out
they can make big profits by purchasing thousands
of these low-cost phones and tweaking the software
so that calls can be made on any cell network. The
altered phones are then sold all over the world —
costing the phone companies tens of millions of dollars.
|07/17/2008 EU Cuts Cost
of Sending Text Messages
The cost of sending a text message from the bar or
the beach when mobile phone users are outside their
home state in the European Union will be cut by 70
percent from next year under new plans, an EU source
EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding will announce
outline plans on Tuesday that include extending price
caps on roamed voice calls for another three years,
the source added.
|07/16/2008 Pope Sends
Pope Benedict XVI took a new hi-tech road to spreading
his message Tuesday, sending a mobile phone text to
pilgrims attending World Youth Day celebrations in
Australia, organisers said.
Young friend, God and his people expect much from
u because u have within you the Fathers supreme gift:
the Spirit of Jesus - BXVI. Was the first message
|07/14/2008 Mobile Giving
Washington Nationals fans soon will be able to text
in charity donations during a game, thanks to a partnership
between the team, MLB.com, and the Mobile Giving Foundation.
During the July 13 game against the Houston Astros,
fans will be invited to text the word NATS
to 90999 to give $5 to support the work of the Childrens
National Medical Center to fight pediatric diabetes.
|07/08/2008 Ringtone Media
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|07/07/2008 Cellular Spying
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic
Frontier Foundation are suing the Department of Justice
to obtain official records concerning the U.S. governments
possible use of cell-phone-tracking technology to
spy on individuals without first obtaining a court
order based on probable cause.
In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for
the District of Columbia, the civil-liberties groups
said the DOJ failed to provide an adequate and timely
response to a records request filed last year under
the Freedom of Information Act.
|07/02/2008 Mobile Phone
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|07/03/2008 Telecom Providers
By a vote of 293 to 129, the House of Representatives
passed a bill meant to protect telecom companies from
being sued for eavesdropping. The Senate is expected
to approve the bill sometime next week.
Lawmakers have crafted a compromise on a bill that
would extend controversial eavesdropping legislation
and add provisions meant to protect telecommunications
companies from private lawsuits, including several
already under way.
Ending months of negotiations, the House of Representatives
on Friday passed a bill that shields cooperating telecommunications
providers from invasion of privacy lawsuits and extends
the powers of government agencies to order wiretaps
without a judge-issued warrant.
The House passed the update to the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act (FISA) by a vote of 293 to 129. All
but one of those voting against the bill were Democrats.
|07/02/2008 Hang It Up
or Use a Headset
California will try to wrest cell phones from the
hands of drivers, telling everyone from movie starlets
and dot-com millionaires to surfers and soccer moms
that conversations behind the wheel must be on a headset.
Percent of EU Homes Use Mobile Phones
quarter of European Union households surveyed by
the blocs executive body have turned their backs on
fixed lines in favor of mobile phones, with a fifth
now making calls over the Internet.
The European Commission's survey of 27,000 homes in
the 27-nation bloc found that 24 percent were using
|06/28/2008 Nokia Buys
a Social Site
The worlds top cellphone maker Nokia said it has
agreed to buy social networking start-up Plazes
as part of its major push into offering Internet services.
Plazes provides location-aware services that people
can use to plan, record, and share their social activities.
|06/27/2008 Cellular Waste
The disposal of massive numbers of unwanted mobile
phones will be a key focus of a five-day meeting on
waste management which started Monday in Indonesia,
The fate of the more than three billion of the gadgets
in use today will be discussed by more than 1,000
delegates from 170 countries at the meeting on the
Basel Convention in Bali, a statement said.
|06/25/2008 Mobile Price
Virgin Mobile USA is introducing a plan with unlimited
calling for $79.99 per month, helping feed the price-cutting
frenzy that has washed over the cellular carriers
The prepaid plan will be available July 1, the carrier
said. Virgin was charging $99.99 for 1000 minutes
per month with no limit on night and weekend calls.
Verizon Wireless introduced a plan with unlimited
nationwide calling in February for $99.99 per month
that was quickly matched by its competitors.
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