mobile phones

Sprint’s 4G LTE Network Might Appear Early Next Year

Sprint customers, rejoice! Okay, not quite yet: Sprint is due to make an announcement on October 7 that they’re adding 4G LTE services next year.

If you’re not already streaming data effortlessly, CNET reports Sprint will flip the switch early next year, and that some customers may be able to get the service as early as the end of …

RadioShack Kicks T-Mobile to Curb, Embraces Verizon [Updated]

It’s goodbye T-Mobile, hello Verizon at RadioShack HQ this morning. The scrappy consumer electronics chain says it’ll sever its profit-starved relationship with T-Mobile and take up with mobile giant Verizon Wireless instead. While RadioShack reported a sharp decline in second-quarter profits, news of the Verizon deal sent company shares …

If Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer, What About Laptops?

Cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic”? Potentially brain-cancer-causing? Comparable to pesticides and the stuff your car spits out? So sayeth the World Health Organization? The reputable science-minded subsidiary of the United Nations?

Bummer. Thank goodness I use ear buds, and don’t talk on the phone much—though when on the go, I …

New Emergency Alert System Comes to Your Phone

The emergency broadcast system got an upgrade today as a new text-alert system was unveiled at the World Trade Center site by the heads of the FCC and FEMA, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The new system, called PLAN, will allow officials to send alerts to compatible phones in the event of a national or regional emergency. It will be …

How Poor You Are May Determine If You’ll Ditch the Landline

Well, that’s a new one. So it’s probably a no-brainer that those who are young are more likely to say “no way, Grandpa” to a landline, but a study shows that just how poor you are may determine whether you’ll decide to cut the cord.

The National Center for Health Statistics released a study which revealed that 40 percent of …

So Will the AT&T and T-Mobile Deal Get Approved?

There’s always that one catch before the merger goes live. Before AT&T gets to play Frankenstein with T-Mobile, the deal will, thankfully, have to pass through the FCC and the Justice Department first. No one can forecast what’s going to happen, but if the deal falls through, a lot more happens than T-Mobile getting to keep its …