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  1. Verizon charges a one-time surcharge for each device added to the monthly cell phone bill, two extra fees - the first monthly payment, and the next billing period -, a one-time activation fee for each device, a fee for the upgrade, a fee for Verizon Cloud or Apple Music, a late fee if the past-due balance surpasses $7 or $10, a $10 fee if a payment is made in advance, and a $2.99 fee if paying the bill at a CVS or a 7-Eleven store, and several more fees.
  2. 5G speeds ranges from around 50 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) depending on the RF channel and base station load. Faster speeds require use of the mmWave bands, reaching 4 Gbps with carrier aggregation and MIMO, assuming a perfect channel and no other base station load. Sub-6GHz 5G (mid-band), by far the most common, can deliver between 10 and 1,000 Mbps; it will have a much further reach than mmWave bands. In the sub-6 bands, C-Band (n77/n78) was deployed by various U.S. operators in 2022.
  3. T-Mobile US was the 1st company in the world to launch a commercially available 5G NR Standalone network. Altiostar, Cisco Systems, Datang Telecom/Fiberhome, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, and ZTE were the first companies sold 5G radio hardware and 5G systems for carriers
  4. 5G is the fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, which cellular phone companies began deploying worldwide in 2019, and is the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide connectivity to most current cellphones.
  5. Telegraphy is the long-distance transmission of messages where the sender uses symbolic codes, known to the recipient, rather than a physical exchange of an object bearing the message. A telegraph is a device for transmitting and receiving messages over long distances, i.e., for telegraphy which is widely considered to be a forerunner of the modern telephone. Telegraph dates only from 1832 when Pavel Schilling invented one of the earliest electrical telegraphs. A telegraph message sent by an electrical telegraph operator or telegrapher using Morse code (or a printing telegraph operator using plain text) was known as a telegram.
  6. A cablegram was a message sent by a submarine telegraph cable, often shortened to "cable" or "wire". Later, a Telex was a message sent by a Telex network, a switched network of teleprinters similar to a telephone network. A wirephoto or wire picture was a newspaper picture that was sent from a remote location by a facsimile telegraph.
  7. At the end of 2019, ITU estimated that 53.6 percent of the global population, or 4.1 billion people, are using the Internet, reflecting a 5.3 percent increase compared with 2018. Between 2005 and 2019, the number of Internet users grew on average by 10 percent every year.
  8. As of December 2017 according to a report by the U.S. Center for Disease Control National Health Information Survey (NHIS), about 42.8% of American families still use a landline phone. More than one-half of American homes (53.9%) had only wireless telephones (also known as cellular telephones, cell phones, or mobile phones) an increase of 3.1 percentage points since 2016. More than 70% of adults aged 25-34 and adults renting their homes were living in wireless-only households. Approximately 3.2% of households had no telephone service (neither wireless nor landline)
  9. Originally the term "telecommunications denoted the long-distance telephone networks and television networks, now it includes the Internet and wireless communication networks.
  10. Seven billion people (95% of the global population) live in an area that is covered by a mobile-cellular network. Mobile-broadband networks (3G or above) reach 84% of the global population but only 67% of the rural population. LTE networks have spread quickly over the last three years and reach almost 4 billion people today (53% of the global population), enhancing the quality of Internet use.
  11. By end 2016, 3.9 billion people - 53% of the worlds population is not using the Internet. In the Americas and the CIS regions, about one third of the population is offline. While almost 75% of people in Africa are non-users, only 21% of Europeans are offline. In Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States, the percentage of the population that is not using the Internet is very similar: 58.1 and 58.4%, respectively.
  12. As of the end of 2016, almost two-thirds of households in the Americas are connected to the Internet, compared with half of all households globally.
  13. As of the end of 2016, almost 1 billion households in the world have Internet access, of which 230 million are in China, 60 million in India and 20 million in the worlds 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
  14. By end 2016, Internet penetration rates are higher for men than for women in all regions of the world.
    • Africa - Female: 21.9 v. Male: 28.4
    • Arab - Female: 38.9 v. Male: 46.1
    • Asia & Pacific - Female: 39.5 v. Male: 47.5
    • Americas - Female: 64.4 v. Male: 65.6
    • CIS - Female: 65.0 v. Male: 68.5
    • Europe - Female: 76.3 v. Male: 82.0
    • - (CIS: Commonwealth of Independent State or Russian Commonwealth: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan)
  15. In China, of the 632 million internet users recorded as of June 2014, 83 percent (527 million) were using mobile devices at least some of the time; meanwhile, 81 percent (512 million) hopped on using computers.
  16. Using a mobile phone for 10 years or more increases the risk of ear tumors by four times.
  17. The SMS - 160-Character Text Message Limit concept was developed in the Franco-German GSM cooperation in 1984 by Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebaert.
  18. Mobile phone use posed no short-term risk to the brain; however, using a mobile phone before going to bed could stop you getting a decent night's sleep.
  19. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.
  20. The world's most popular phone is the Nokia 1100, a basic GSM mobile phone; over 250 million 1100s have been sold since its launch in late 2003. The Nokia 1100 was designed at Nokia Design Center in California and patented for the US by the Bulgarian-American designer Dimitre Mehandjiysky.
  21. The most common use for a mobile is neither calling nor texting but checking the time.
  22. In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof.
  23. Malaysia allows you to legally divorce your partner via text message.
  24. The first shared photo using a mobile phone was made in 1997 by Philippe Kahn, a French technology innovator.
  25. The first mobile telephone call was made on April 3, 1973 from a portable, handheld device invented by Martin Cooper, a American inventor.
  26. over 90% of mobile phones in Japan are waterproof
  27. If you make a phone call lasting less than 60 seconds, T-Mobile will bill you for 2 minutes usage; for AT&T, if you make a phone call lasting between 49 and 59 seconds, you will lose 2 minutes usage.
  28. In 1983, the first mobile phones went on sale in the U.S. at about $4,000 each.
  29. 40 years of the mobile phone (1973-2013): Top 20 facts .
  30. As of the end of 2013 T-Mobile had 15.1 million prepaid phone customers, AT&T had 7.4 million.
  31. As of the end of 2013 there are 285 million tablets worldwide , of which 70 million tablets are in the U.S.
  32. As of June 2013, the United States has the highest number of wireless broadband subscriptions at 299,447,000
  33. Over 50% of consumers believe mobile devices will replace televisions
  34. Mobile Predictions 2014: Over 60% of mobile data traffic is carried over WiFi networks.
  35. Per Cisco, mobile traffic grew 81 percent in 2013 to 1.5 exabytes per month compared to 820 petabytes per month in 2012.
  36. Apple sold a record-breaking 9 million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20, 2013.
  37. More than 200 million Apple users are running the new iOS 7 on their iPhones and iPads, and that more than 11 million unique listeners already tuned in to iTunes Radio in the first five days after it went live.
  38. Apple took 21 days to sell 10 million iPhone 5s; Samsung took 50 days to sell 10 million Galaxy S IIIs
  39. As of 3/2013 Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a 56% market share for Internet browsers on personal computers, Mozilla's Firefox has a 20% share and Google's Chrome has 17%.
  40. Apple sold about 250 million iPhones before iPhone 6 waa released.
  41. About 145.8 million iPhones were sold before iPhone 5 was released (9/21/2012).
  42. Apple sold 125 million iPhones, 58.31 million iPads, 35.16 million iPods and 18.15 million Macs in 2012.
  43. There were about 125 million iPhone sold in 2012 or around 340,000 iPhones were sold per day.
  44. Around 75% of iPhone users slept with their iPhone next to them in bed, and 94% confessed to having a certain level of addiction to their iPhone.
  45. Apple paid 1 million dollars for iPhone.com in 2007 and 4.5 million dollars for iCloud.com in 2011.
  46. Apple has sold 55 million iPads since it was launched in 2010.
  47. Around 1.7 million iPhone 4 devices were sold in the first 3 days after its availability.
  48. Over 1 million iPhone 3GS devices were sold in the first week after its availability.
  49. There are over 300,000 iPhone applications available in the Apple shop, and there were over 7 billion downloads as of May 2011.
  50. Apple spent at least 150 million dollars to build iPhone, and filed over 200 iPhone patent applications in the U.S alone.
  51. The number of telephone subscribers in China is 863,000,000 (as of 2/2011), 771,181,357 (as of 1/2011) in India, 292,847,098 (as of 6/2010) in the U.S., 213,900,000 (as of 6/2010) and 205,100,000 (as of 1/2011) in Brazil.
  52. Japan has five nationwide mobile phone service providers: NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank Mobile, eMobile, and Willcom.
  53. As of July 2010, there were over 5 billion mobile phone connections worldwide.
  54. In a complaint filed in December 2009, Nokia asked the International Trade Commission to bar the importation of Apple devices that infringe Nokia patents. These include iPhones, iPod Touch, and iPod Classic portable music players, as well as the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, Mac Book, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air computers. On 3/25/2011 Apple won a round in its patent fight with Nokia; a trade panel judge ruled that the U.S. company did not violate any of five Nokia patents.
  55. Cisco predicted that 66% of worlds mobile traffic will be Video by 2014. Middle East & Africa will have highest growth in mobile traffic (CAGR 133%), followed by Asia-Pacific (119%) & North America ( 117%).
  56. Smartphone sales surpassed worldwide PC sales in 2011
  57. In July 2010, the number of mobile service subscribers in Hong Kong was boosted to 13.02 million, representing one of the highest penetration rates in the world at about 184 per cent. Among these 13.02 million subscribers, 4.64 million were 3G/3.5G service customers.
  58. In August 2009, 276.9 million people used email across the US, several European countries, Australia and Brazil.
  59. In 2009, 57% of Americans watched TV and surfed the Internet simultaneously.
  60. In 2009, top-five best-selling smartphones is: RIM BlackBerry Curve (all 83XX models), Apple iPhone 3G (all models), RIM BlackBerry Storm, RIM BlackBerry Pearl (all models, except flip), and T-Mobile G1.
  61. 58% of Americans have a mobile phone with Web connectivity; 21% own a smartphone, 8% own an iPhone (TM), and 29% own another type of Web-enabled phone.
  62. 30% of iPhone 3G buyers switched to AT&T from other carriers in 2008.
  63. 75% of mobile phones were manufactured in China.
  64. Prepaid calling cards are a low cost solution to making international long distance phone calls.
  65. The first transcontinental telephone call occurred on January 25, 1915; however, the transcontinental telephone line was first completed on June 27, 1914, and successfully first voice tested in July 1914.
  66. The very first phone call, Watson come here, I want you!, was made on March 10, 1876 between Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant Thomas A. Watson in Boston, MA, as recorded in Bell's Journal entry (10 March 1876).
  67. Key ICT indicators for developed and developing countries and the world (totals and penetration rates) for fixed-telephone subscriptions, mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions, percentage of individuals using the Internet , fixed-broadband subscriptions, core indicators on access to and use of ICT by households and individuals, gender ICT statistics, active mobile-broadband subscriptions, and individuals using the Internet.

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  1. A Literature Review on: Wireless Technologies from 0G to 7G
  2. The 4G, 5G, 6G, 7G and Future Mobile Technologies
  3. The 6G Wireless Communication Systems: Applications, Requirements, Technologies, Challenges, and Research Directions
  4. Telecom's 5G Future
  5. A Review Paper on 5G Wireless Networks
  6. National Strategy to Secure 5G Implementation Plan
  7. Revolution of 5G Wireless Technology-Future Direction
  8. IT Needs to Start Thinking About 5G and Edge Cloud Computing
  9. A Vision for 5G Channel Coding
  10. The Great 5G Conspiracy.
  11. Best 5G Home Internet Service Providers.
  12. 5G Small Cells: Everything You Need to Know
  13. The 5G Home Internet Providers
  14. The 5G Era: New Horizons for Advanced Electronics and Industrial Companies
  15. Is 5G Harmful to People? Separating Facts from Myths.
  16. Does 5G Pose Health Risks?.
  17. Radiation: 5G Mobile Networks and Health
  18. Internet Customers Looking to Switch to 5G Home Internet, Survey Shows
  19. Evolution of Mobile Wireless Communication Networks
  20. The Future of Telecom: Industry Outlook for 2022 and Beyond
  21. The Future of the Smartphone
  22. The Future of the Home Phone
  23. The Future of Landlines
  24. The Mobile Future of eXtended Reality (XR)
  25. Future of the Telecommunications Industry: A Dual Transformation
  26. Future Technology Trends of Terrestrial International Mobile Telecommunications Systems Towards 2030 and Beyond
  27. Future Wireless Communications Systems and Protocols | NIST
  28. Current and Future Trends in Wireless Mobile Communication Systems
  29. Emerging Wireless Technologies in the Internet of Things: A Comparative Study
  30. Wireless Tech in the Next 10 Years
  31. Impact of Telecommunications Technology, Including Telework and Telecommuting, on Travel Demand and Travel Demand Management in the Next Decade
  32. Technology Forecasting for Telecommunications
  33. Telecommunications Evolution and Future
  34. Telecommunication Systems and Technologies
  35. Telecommunication Technologies
  36. Telecommunications Insights and Services
  37. Telecommunications Companies in the United States
  38. After the Telecommunications Bubble
  39. A Blueprint for Telco Transformation
  40. Network 2030: A Blueprint of Technology, Applications and Market Drivers Towards the Year 2030 and Beyond
  41. Open Source: The Future of Tech & Telecom
  42. Forecasts for the US Telecommunications Network
  43. Overview of Fifth Generation Networking
  44. Radio Communications
  45. Radio and Communication
  46. Radio Communication - An Overview
  47. Radio and Interphone Communications
  48. Radio Communication Basics
  49. Radio Communication Basics | Princeton
  50. Radio Communications Phraseology and Techniques
  51. Radio Communications in World War II
  52. Radio Communication & Its Uses
  53. Radio Communications for the Fire Service
  54. Tactical Single-Channel Radio Communications Techniques
  55. Advances in Radio Communication Systems - Management
  56. Communication Procedure and Basic Radio Operation
  57. Principles of Communication - FM Radio
  58. Firefighter Safety and Radio Communication
  59. Fireground Radio Communications and Firefighter Safety
  60. Introduction to Radio Communications Principles
  61. Emergency Radio Communications for All or Anyone in Times of Disaster
  62. Learning CB Radio Codes and Lingos Used by Veterans
  63. Distress Signals, Flares and Emergency Beacons (Maritime Safety Queensland)
  64. Understanding Radio Frequency Communication
  65. Understanding Your Telephone Bill | FCC.
  66. Understanding Spam Calls / Caller ID Spoofing | Verizon
  67. Understanding Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  68. Undertanding of iPhone Battery's Performance
  69. An Understanding of Mobile Telephone.
  70. Acoustic Filters and the Future of Smartphones: Carrier Aggregation and its Challenges
  71. Impact of Smartphone's on Society
  72. Most Smartphone Users Download Zero Apps per Month.
  73. Smartphone Technology Hub
  74. Smartphone Technologies of the Future
  75. Big Little Technology: The Future of Mobile
  76. Predicting the Future Strategy of Nokia
  77. Stop Unwanted Robocalls and Texts | FCC
  78. Stop Robocalls to Your Phone for Good
  79. Robocalls | FTC
  80. You Can't Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn't Have to
  81. The Best Ways to Block Robocalls
  82. The Real Problem with Robocalls
  83. The Robocall Crisis Will Never Be Totally Fixed
  84. Mad About Robocalls?
  85. Senate Passes New Limits on Robocalls
  86. Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Robocall Penalties
  87. Robocalls & Telemarketing
  88. By the Time You Finish This Article, 400K Americans Were Probably Tobocalled
  89. Sick of Robocalls? They're About to Get Even Worse
  90. Fed Up With Robocalls?
  91. Promoting Caller ID Authentication to Combat Illegal Robocalls
  92. Control Problems in Robotics
  93. There Are Two Big Reasons Robocalls Are Getting Worse
  94. Block Unwanted Calls on Your Cellphone or Landline
  95. Chinese Embassy Robocall Scam Rakes in $40M from Victims
  96. Chinese Robocalls Bombarding the U.S. Are Part of an International Phone Scam
  97. China Will Use Huawei to Spy Because So Would You
  98. Commerce Department Prohibits WeChat and TikTok
  99. Is Huawei a Security Threat?
  100. Huawei, the US Ban, and Links to Chinese Spying Explained
  101. Huawei Passes Microsoft as Third-largest Mobile Phone Maker.
  102. Spam Calls 101: Important Facts Everyone With a Phone Should Know
  103. RoboKiller: Block Spam Calls on the AppStore
  104. Help with Scams, Spam, and Fraud
  105. Google Voice
  106. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  107. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) | FCC
  108. A Comparison of VoIP Performance on IPv6 and IPv4 Networks
  109. VoIP Performance Analysis over IPv4 and IPv6
  110. VoIP for IPv6 | Cisco
  111. VoIP: The Future of Landline Phones
  112. VoIP for Dummies
  113. Integration of Voice over IP Services over IPv6 Networks
  114. Building IPv6 Based Tunneling Mechanisms for VoIP Security
  115. Evaluate the Performance of Voice Codecs for IPv6 over an IPv6to4 Tunnel Mechanism
  116. IPv6 Performance Analysis, Transition Strategies and Considerations for VoIP Deployment
  117. Performance Analysis of IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Traffic
  118. Noise and Voice Quality in VoIP Environments
  119. Introduction to Telephony & VoIP
  120. Best VoIP Work over Satellite Internet
  121. A Case Study of IPv6 Network Performance: Packet Delay, Loss, and Reordering
  122. PBX, IP PBX, VOIP: Understanding the Basics of Business Phone Systems
  123. The First Telephone Call
  124. Invention of the Telephone
  125. The Invention of the Telephone
  126. Rise and Fall of the Landline: 143 Years of Telephones ...
  127. Alexander Graham Bell - Inventions, Biography & Telephone
  128. Mechanics of the Telephone
  129. Is Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program Worth It?
  130. Do We Really Need a New iPhone Every Year?
  131. Free Calls - International Phone Calling App - Apps on Google
  132. Wireless Communications Service Providers in the United States
  133. The Largest Telecom Providers in the United States
  134. A Study of Customer Satisfaction on Telecom Service Providers
  135. Residential Broadband Forecasts
  136. Is It the End of the Line for Landline Phones?
  137. Do You Still Need a Landline?
  138. Are Copper Phone Lines Going Away - What's Happening
  139. Office Desk Phone Dying?
  140. Is the Traditional Landline Phone Dying?
  141. Will the Landline Phone Become Obsolete?
  142. Are Landlines a Dying Breed? These Folks Don't Think So?
  143. The Demise of the Landlines and the Future of the Phone Service Industry
  144. The Landline's Days Are Numbered
  145. Landlines Will Disappear Before 2030 Because Economics
  146. Landline Phones Market Key Players and Forecast Till 2030
  147. Landline Service Shutdown by FCC Order 19-72: What You Need to Know
  148. Landline Phone Prices Are Skyrocketing What Are Your Options?
  149. Toolkit for Measuring the Digital Economy
  150. Consumers Helping Consumers Fight Phone Spam.
  151. Spam Calls 101: Important Facts Everyone With a Phone Should Know
  152. Phone Numbers With the Most Complaints to the FTC
  153. Cramming on Mobile Phone Bills: A Report on Wireless Billing Practices.
  154. If You Get This Phone Call, Youre About to Get Scammed.
  155. Beware of 'Say Yes' Phone Scams.
  156. These Phone Call Scams Could Steal Your Money.
  157. An Understanding of How Your Cell Phone Is Hacked?
  158. Hackers Can Spy on You by Listening to Your Screen
  159. Hackers Can 'Un-Brick' Stolen iPhones
  160. Remote Install Cell Spy Software Exposed
  161. Security and Your Phone: What are the Risks and How to Stay Safe
  162. The Best Android Antivirus Apps
  163. The Best iPhone Transfer and Manager
  164. Best Smartphones and Mobile Phones.
  165. Best Apps for Making Free International Calls
  166. Apple Stores: Everything We Know.
  167. Apple Has Fix for iPhone 12 in France Over Radio Frequency Concerns
  168. Apple to Update iPhone 12 in France over Radiation
  169. Apple Tells Staff How to React If Customers Ask about the iPhone 12 ...
  170. Apple Pushing Two-Factor Authentication: What to Do
  171. Apple Responded to iPhone Batteries and Performance Issues
  172. Apple Samsung Lawsuit.
  173. Apple Loses iPod Patent Battle in High Court.
  174. Apple Watch Review
  175. Apple Touches Record High as iPad 3 Sales Run Hot
  176. Apple IMarket Cap Tops $700B., Double What It Was When Tim Cook Took over as CEO
  177. France Halts iPhone 12 Sales over Radiation Exposure Levels
  178. Sonys Xperia XZ Premium Is Unworthy of Its Name.
  179. Switch from Two-step Verification to Two-factor Authentication.
  180. There Are Problems with Apple's iPhone Battery.
  181. iPhone Battery & Power.
  182. United States Telecommunication Market Report (2020-2025)
  183. The Many Aspects of Broadband Infrastructure.
  184. Africa Mobile Broadband Market.
  185. Consumer Labels for Broadband Services.
  186. Measuring Broadband America Fixed Broadband Report.
  187. FCC Cracks Down on Cell Phone Robocalls
  188. FTC Wants to Ban Hidden Fees That Comcast & Spectrum Use to Hide the True Cost of TV ...
  189. FCC: Landlines Will Only Exist Another 5-10 Years, AT&T Wants Out by 2020
  190. FCC Smartphone Security Checker
  191. FCC Mobile Wireless Competition Report (20th Annual).
  192. FCC vs FTC: Who Polices the Internet After Net Neutrality?
  193. FTC Proposes New Rule to Make It Easier to Cancel Free Trials and Subscriptions
  194. FTC to Consumers: Offers $50,000 to Help Stop Robocalls
  195. FTC Takes Action Against Frontier for Lying About Internet Speeds and Ripping Off Customers Who Paid High-Speed Prices for Slow Service
  196. FTC Proposes Rule Provision Making it Easier for Consumers to Click to Cancel Recurring Subscriptions and Memberships
  197. FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Hidden and Bogus Fees
  198. Cable Firms to FTC: We Shouldnt Have to Let Users Cancel Service with a Click
  199. Cox vs Verizon Fios.
  200. Measuring Broadband America Reports.
  201. Europe Fixed Broadband Market Insights Analysis and Statistics.
  202. ICT Facts and Figures:
    2021 - ICT Facts and Figures 2020 - ICT Facts and Figures 2019 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009.
  203. About the Security Content of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5
  204. iOS 17 Makes iPhone More Personal and Intuitive | Apple
  205. iOS 16 - iOS 15 - iOS 14 - iOS 13 | Wikipedia
  206. iOS 15.5 Release
  207. iOS 14.5 - Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch, Diverse Siri Voices | Appl
  208. iOS 14.5: Update Now Warning Issued to All iPhone Users
  209. iOS Benchmarks.
  210. Apple iPhone Sales Record, iOS 7 and Motion Sickness.
  211. Apple iPhone 7 Teardown. - "iPhone 7 Specs.
  212. DearMob iPhone Manager: The Best iPhone Manager for iOS Data Transfer
  213. Pegatron CEO Slams Analysts, 'Cautiously Optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 Sales.
  214. Can I Use My Verizon/Sprint Phone on Another Network?.
  215. 4G LTE and Its Benefits to Enterprise Networks.
  216. YouTube, Facebook Account for Nearly a Third of Mobile Traffic.
  217. Bristol Scientists Use Urine to Charge Mobile Phone.
  218. Child Warning over Mobile Phones
  219. More People Have Mobile Phones than Toilets.
  220. There's Only One Reason to Buy an Apple Watch
  221. iPad Reviewed by Ubergizmo & CNet
  222. iPod Reviewed by CNet
  223. Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-Book Reader Should You Buy?
  224. The Databases That Face-Recognition Apps Need to Survive.
  225. The Apple Vs. Samsung Title Fight for Mobile Supremacy.
  226. Google Going Its Own Way, Forking WebKit Rendering Engine.
  227. One Photo Shows the Biggest Weakness with the iPhone 6's Camera.
  228. Smarter Software Speeds Up Smartphone Charging
  229. The Amazon Fires Fanciest Features Fail to Impress
  230. Sprint Hit with Largest-ever 'Do Not Call' Fine: $7.5 million
  231. GOP Robocall Firm Slapped With $3 Million Fine
  232. U.S. Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $120 Million.
  233. T-Mobile Embraces New Rural Carrier Role in 4G Debate
  234. T-Mobiles Biggest Problem
  235. T‑Mobile Launches Worlds First Nationwide Standalone 5G Network
  236. U.S. Senator Issues Letter to Top 5 Wireless Carriers Urging Kill Switch Adoption
  237. House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls
  238. Cisco Annual Internet Report (20182023) White Paper
  239. New iPad Makes Even Old Movies Look Good.
  240. Still No FaceTime Over 4G on the New iPad
  241. The New iPad Could Clog 4G Networks
  242. Is 2G GSM at the End of Life with AT&T?
  243. Asia Key Developments to Watch
  244. Is Apples Siri a Failure?
  245. Smartphones with the Longest Battery Life
  246. Smartphone Spectrum Up for Grabs
  247. Smartphones - Statistics & Facts
  248. Smartphone Data Calculator
  249. Verizon Is Tacking on Another $20 Fee to Upgrade Their Phones.
  250. Verizon to Add $20 to Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans.
  251. Verizon Adds Automatic Surcharge and Customers Will Need to Read the 'Contract' to Understand When It Kicks in
  252. Verizon Plans to Drop CDMA from Phones in 2014 in Favor of Pure LTE
  253. AT&T: Customers Claim They're Receiving Deluge of Spam Texts
  254. AT&T Reveals 5G Roadmap, Schedules Field Trials.
  255. AT&Ts Mad, Mad Plan to Charge Wireless App Developers
  256. AT&T vs. Verizon, 4G LTE Networks Battle It Out
  257. AT&T Wants to Settle With And Silence The Customer Who Sued over Throttling
  258. Caller ID Spoofing Scams Aim For Bank Accounts
  259. I Got a Call Saying I Was Under Investigation. It Was a Scam
  260. Maximizing Phone Battery Life
  261. iTools Review and Best iPhone Data Transfer Manager Alternative
  262. Mobile Device Security Best Practices
  263. Mobiles 'Cleared' of Cancer Risk, and Mobile Phones 'Safe for Brains'
  264. Mobile Apps Will Be a Vehicle for Cognizant Computing
  265. Mobile Phones, Internet and Other Easy Tax Deductions
  266. Mobile Data Usage & Savings Calculator
  267. Cell Phone Tax Rates by State
  268. Cell Phone Carrierss - Compare Deals from 39+ Carrier
  269. Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Behavior Problems in Mice
  270. Cell Phone Calculator
  271. Data Usage Calculator
  272. Phone Call Cost Calculator
  273. International Phone Call Cost Calculator.
  274. Long-Distance & International Phone Calls Cost Calculator.
  275. Calculate Cell Phone Minutes.
  276. Check Your Phone Bill: Youre Probably Being Overcharged for Data
  277. Check Cost for a Phone Call in the U.K.
  278. Check Basic Rates Before Making International Calls.
  279. 2-factor Authentication for Apple ID.
  280. 3G Networks Will Not Work for Phones in the Near Future
  281. 3 Ways to Diagnose Landline Phone Problems.
  282. 5 Best Apps to Make Free International Calls.
  283. 5 Best Free Android Antivirus Apps
  284. 5 Reasons iPhone Still Beats Android.
  285. 5 Problems with iOS 7 and How to Fix Them.
  286. 5 Top VoIP Complaints and How to Correct These Issues
  287. 5 Coolest Things About iOS 8
  288. 5G in Five (Not So) Easy Pieces
  289. 5G Internet vs Fiber Internet.
  290. 5G Speed Is Data Transmission in Real Time.
  291. 5G Wireless Revolution, Explained.
  292. 5G Wireless by the Numbers.
  293. 5G Is Not Hazardous to Your Health: Busting the Radiation Risk Myth.
  294. 5G Is Where China and the West Finally Diverge
  295. 5G Services Market Size & Share Report, 2023-2030
  296. 6G Wireless Communications: Future Technologies and Research Challenges
  297. 6 Survival Radios and Why Everyone Needs to Own at least One
  298. 6 Big Texting Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Right Now
  299. 7 Free International Call Apps
  300. 7 Great Free Messaging Apps for iPhone
  301. 7 Reasons Why Your Phone Battery Is Draining So Fast
  302. 8 Best Free iPhone File Managers to Manage Files on iOS Devices
  303. 8 True Facts About the Invention of the Telephone
  304. 8 Pros and Cons of Using Brave on an iPhone Over Android
  305. 9 Most Common Security Threats to Mobile Devices
  306. 10 Best VoIP Services
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How, Who, What, When, Where & Why

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    Dealing with Unwanted Calls

    • Unwanted calls including illegal and spoofed robocalls - are the FCC's top consumer complaint and their top consumer protection priority. Most unwanted calls are made from Robocalls, which are calls made with an autodialer or that contain a message made with a prerecorded or artificial voice.
      • Federal Communication Commission (FCC) data shows that the number of complaints about unwanted calls, including robocalls and telemarketing calls, has fluctuated somewhat over the past few years, with 172,000 complaints in calendar year 2015, 150,000 complaints in 2016, 185,000 complaints in 2017, and 232,000 complaints in 2018.
      • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought 140 enforcement actions against companies and telemarketers for abandoned call, robocall and Do Not Call Registry violations. As of December 2018, 121 of these FTC enforcement actions have been resolved, and in those cases the agency has recovered over $50 million in civil penalties and $71 million in redress or disgorgement.
    • If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall. If youre getting a lot of robocalls trying to sell you something, odds are the calls are illegal. Many are also probably scams.
    • Robocalls often seek personal information, or credit card or banking information. They may also attempt to acquire certain phrases or words, such as questions that will elicit a Yes response, to ultimately use your voice and words to authorize charges on a bill or a stolen credit card.
    • Robocalls may pose as authoritative organizations, such as the DMV, IRS, or Social Security Administration. These calls may announce that a free trip has been won, or that money is owed to the government, or that a donation to a charity is being solicited. Some calls prey on topical subjects such as national tragedies or tax season.
    • Robocalls may employ neighbor spoofing, which makes calls appear to come from a recipients area code.
    • When the phone rings, you may not have enough information to determone whether the call is wanted, unwanted, or illegal. The phone may display Caller ID and possibly a label from their voice service provider or a third-party application. But Caller ID may be spoofed or blocked, and labelers may not have complete information about the calling party. Currently, the only certain way to determine whether a call is wanted or unwanted is to answer it or let it go to voicemail, and hope the caller leaves a message.
    • You can take the following steps to avoid being victimized by robocalls:
      • Register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry at donotcall.gov or 1-888-382-1222. This will take effect within a month.
      • If you received an unwanted call after your number was on the National Registry for 31 days, report it to the FTC. Note that after your phone numbers are registered, some other types of organizations, such as charities, political groups, debt collectors and surveys, may still call you.
      • Sellers and telemarketers can go to https://telemarketing.donotcall.gov to access the National Do Not Call Registry.
      • Install robocall-blocking applications (e.g.; Truecaller, RoboKiller, Mr. Number, Nomorobo, Hiya and YouMail) on your smart phone. Many phone carriers, such as AT&T
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    • There are a number of steps to reduce to be a victim of unwanted call or robotcalls:
      • If a caller claims to be an authority, such as a debt collector, student loan office, or bank, hang up and directly call the office to see if they actually need something.
      • When receiving a phone call you should not press any number, even if it suggests that doing so will take you off their call list, only talking when you have reached a live person.
      • Regularly check your banking, credit card, phone, and cable statements for unfamiliar charges. Dispute anything that you didnt authorize, and demand proof if they claim you were recorded approving the charge. You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission to dispute charges.

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