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Caution: Total Driving Ban on Cell Use Ahead?

If you make a call while driving — even with a hands-free system — that can be just dangerous as getting behind the wheel after a few rounds with the Jose Cuervo. That’s the take from the nonprofit National Safety Council, which this week called for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones […]

AT&T Adds Parental Controls for Cell Phones

AT&T Inc. on Tuesday launched a Web-based feature that gives parents more control over their childrens mobile phone use. AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless allows a parent to set usage limits on a childs talk time, text messages, instant messages and downloads. It also lets parents manage how and when a child can communicate, restrict […]

Nokia Issues Warning About Bad Batteries

Nokia said Tuesday that millions of its cell phone batteries could potentially overheat. The warning applies to Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries manufactured by Japans Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. between December 2005 and November 2006. Matsushita is one of several companies that produce more than 300 million BL-5C batteries. Nokia said 46 million batteries are included […]

White House Upholds Qualcomm Handset Ban

The Bush administration upheld an import ban Monday on cell phones that contain Qualcomm Inc. chips. Wireless operators were hoping for a veto of an adverse patent ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission which has found that Qualcomm has infringed on a Broadcom patent for battery power conservation, blocking the import of tens of […]

Sprint-Cables Pivotal Moment

Sprint Nextel Corp.s joint venture with major cable domestic cable operators has unveiled its new brand at CTIA. The service will be called Pivot, and will have a have fixed-mobile convergence as its raison detre. Pivot will offer customers the ability to make unlimited calls between VoIP over cable home numbers and mobile users, and […]

Optimi to Optimize Part of Vodafone Network

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has selected Optimi Corp. to optimize the radio access portion of Vodafone Spains WCDMA/3G broadband (HSDPA) network. Optimi will optimize the network design and capacity performance and increase spectrum efficiency, the companies said. Optimi will perform radio network optimization services including KPIs cluster validation, radio network optimization on a cluster-by-cluster basis, […]

Blocking the Future

By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO TechDirt, Democracy in Action, Wayne Porter and many others are reporting that AT&T, Cingular, Sprint and Qwest are blocking calls to FreeConference.com and similar sites. These sites are probably based on an arbitrage play where they are slightly funded by the rural ILEC who is making some good coin per minute […]

DBL to Distribute Wi-Ex Products

DBL Distributing Inc. has a new partnership with Wi-Ex Inc. to distribute that companys brand of zBoost cell phone signal extenders. Wi-Exs products improve signal strength for better voice and data transmission while maintaining the integrity of the carriers networks, the companies said. Wi-Ex products carried by DBL include: YX510-PCS/CEL, which handles all PCS or […]

A Great New “Door-Opener”

By Dan Baldwin, Telecom Association President A new “black box” technology known as a PBX cellular gateway is raising small business interest and scoring appointments for distributors by helping them show businesses how to lower their cell phone bills without switching carriers. Also known by the term “fixed cellular terminal,” cellular gateways save a business […]

Prepaid Cellular Helps Agents Help Small Business Owners

By Dan Baldwin, Telecom Association President Call me crazy, but I hate cell phone slavery. After 15 years of enduring one-sided cell phone contracts with one wireless provider or another I “stuck it to the man,” switched to prepaid cellular, kept my cell phone number and learned how to make money as an agent distributing […]

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