Cell Phones

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Cellphone Alert System Announced

An emergency alert system that will send messages to cellphones during disasters could have been used to warn New Yorkers of the tornadoes that hit the city last year, city officials said Tuesday.


(AP Graphic)

Higher Rates Ahead If AT&T Gets T-Mobile USA

There will be less competition and possibly higher rates ahead if the proposed $39 billion merger of AT&T and T-Mobile goes through.


AT&T To Buy T-Mobile USA For $39 Billion

AT&T Inc. said Sunday it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $39 billion, becoming the largest cellphone company in the U.S.


(credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Looking At The Law: Cell Phone Ring Tones Ring In The Bucks

WBZ’s Neil Chayet talks a bit about the ring tone business.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/14/2011

Growing Hands-Free Options Concern Safety Experts

Automakers are using new technology to make it easier for people to stay connected behind the wheel, without breaking the law.


NH Considering Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban For Drivers

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a bill that could ban drivers from using hand held cell phones in their car.


Boston University police are seeing a spike in thefts, especially of electronics. (credit: CBS)

Thefts At Boston University Spike

Boston University police are warning students and faculty about a spike in thefts on campus.


(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

NightSide Weekend Commentary – Schools Seek To Ban Cell Phone Use During School Hours

Should cell phone use by students be banned in Massachusetts schools? Dan Rea thinks so.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/12/2011


Money Matters – Dumb Money Moves: Listeners Weigh In

Here is a list that I complied from listeners’ suggestions…

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/04/2011

The new Sprint HTC Evo 4G smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

What 4G Means For Consumers

We’re used to our cell phones being “smart” and able to do just about anything. But the ones we are using today are about to become obsolete as we enter the next phase of the telecommunications revolution.