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Reuters  Jul 22  Comment 
* Ruling likely to hit phone companies more than cable companies
Wall Street Journal  Jul 17  Comment 
After at least three major outages involving 911 call systems in three years, the FCC is issuing substantial fines and pushing phone companies to develop better technology.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 9  Comment 
Many traditional phone companies offered 99.999% reliability, which allowed for about five minutes of downtime a year, but the NYSE and United Airlines outages Wednesday suggest that era is over.
TechCrunch  Jul 8  Comment 
 We all know telecoms are evil.* But as an individual, there’s rarely a way to fight back. Enter CrowdSuit, a new company that aims to help phone customers seek legal redress against phone companies even when they cannot file class action...
NPR  Jun 4  Comment 
Under the USA Freedom Act, the NSA can no longer collect phone call metadata without a court order. Metadata remain with private phone carriers but can be subpoenaed by the government.
Reuters  May 25  Comment 
Nigerian fuel marketers agreed to resume distribution on Monday after weeks of disruption led to chronic fuel shortages, bringing phone companies, banks and airlines to a standstill days before the inauguration of the country's new president.
Clusterstock  Mar 5  Comment 
By Jeremy Wagstaff (Reuters) - Globally, an estimated 2.5 billion people don't have a bank account, but many own a cellphone, fuelling a race to turn these phones into bank books for the 'unbanked' to store cash, manage their accounts, make...
CNNMoney.com  Feb 24  Comment 
Consumer Union is trying to pressure AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink to take action to block robocalls it says are often scams.
New York Times  Feb 15  Comment 
Two start-ups are trying to lower cellphone costs by relying on Wi-Fi routers and now some of the bigger companies are looking to follow their lead.
guardian.co.uk  Feb 11  Comment 
Mobile phone companies are still getting away with it – profiting from criminal activities at the expense of customers I am one of around 100,000 people a year who has had their phone stolen (or rather my son was mugged and had his phone stolen...




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