Most of the robocalls you get aren't coming from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile numbers

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new report suggests that the United States’ top mobile carriers are making headway in the fight against annoying robocalls. The data analytics company Transaction Network Services (TNS) released its bi-annual “Robocall Report” on Thursday, and some of the emerging unwanted call trends included an increase in hijacking mobile numbers […]

Cloud-based tool provides clear communication for disaster situations

[ad_1] When a manmade or natural disaster, such as a tornado or hurricane, hits a populated area, communication devices such as cell phones are often impacted, leading to a reduction or inability to communicate for the first responders deployed in the immediate aftermath. Credit: University of Missouri When a manmade or natural disaster, such as […]

Danish justice system rocked by flawed phone location evidence

[ad_1] Investigators are looking into how devices can be connected to several mobile phone towers at once, among other issues The use of mobile phone location data to solve crimes has come under scrutiny in Denmark after a glitch that has thrown thousands of cases into question and led to the release of more than […]

Talks to create Asia's biggest telecom operator fall apart

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Telecom companies Telenor of Norway and Malaysia’s Axiata Group Berhad have ended talks about merging operations in Asia, a deal that would have created the region’s biggest telecommunications operator with 300 million customers in nine countries. Telenor ASA said Friday that the talks, which had gone on for four months, […]

New York City sues T-Mobile for tricking customers

[ad_1] This April 30, 2018, file photo shows a T-Mobile store in Herald Square, Monday April 30, 2018, in New York. Consumer advocacy groups are worried that T-Mobile’s bid for Sprint could lead to higher prices on cellphone plans. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) New York City is suing T-Mobile for what it calls “abusive sales […]

Video-based 'threat appeals' may lead to less texting and driving

[ad_1] A new study from researchers at Penn State Hazleton and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that video-based “threat appeals” reduced the impulsive decision-making associated with texting and driving and may be a promising strategy for reducing texting and driving in the future. Credit: iStock Every year, motor vehicle crashes caused […]

T-Mobile will let you try its service for a month with your own phone and number—for free

[ad_1] by Edward C. Baig, Usa Today Credit: CC0 Public Domain Wish you could put a wireless network to the test before ditching your current carrier? On Wednesday, T-Mobile is bringing back Test Drive, an offering that will let you try T-Mobile’s network for 30 days on your current phone with your own phone number. […]

Why you should ignore the hype and wait—until 2020

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sprint brought 5G phone service to four of the nation’s biggest cities this week, including New York City; Washington, D.C.; and LA, and naturally, tech nerds like myself got really excited. The next wave in mobile. New technology on display. Oh boy! Then came the reality check: 5G service may […]

Researchers develop low-power, low-cost network for 5G connectivity

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity. With 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to be in place by 2025, a growing strain will be placed on requirements of wireless networks. Contemporary WiFi […]

Sprint launches 5G in major markets with more areas covered

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain If you’ve heard the hype about the new 5G wireless networks, it comes to this: “blazing fast” super speeds, way faster than what we see now on 4G. The intent is to download movies faster, stream without buffering, pick up mapping information quicker and the like. Sprint is launching its […]