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Report: Feds Getting Phone Records Of All Verizon Customers

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers, under a top secret court order. A British newspaper reports the order was granted on April 25 and is good until July 19.


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T-Mobile Set To Close Acquisition Of Dallas-Based MetroPCS

T-Mobile, the country’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is set to complete its acquisition of Dallas-based MetroPCS after the stock market closes on Tuesday.


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Texas Senator Gets Another Prison Death Threat

The problem of illegal cell phones being smuggled in to Texas inmates came to light five years ago when a death row inmate called Senator John Whitmire and made threats. Now that Texas senator is again the victim of a death threat.


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Dallas Megachurch To Encourage ‘Tweeting’ For Jesus During Sermons

You could call it “facebooking” for Jesus. One North Texas mega-church could soon be encouraging its congregants to keep their cell-phones on instead of turning them off during Sunday service.


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Cell Phone Theft Rising Rapidly Nationwide

In a tech-savvy nation teeming with commuters and tourists, the cell phone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns to take the devices.


Texas Prisons To Get Phone Restriction Devices

Two Texas prisons that have had serious problems with cellphones being smuggled inmates are getting a system to block phone calls coming from inside the lockups.


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MetroPCS Cuts Unlimited Data Plan Price

MetroPCS, a wireless phone company that targets low-income households, is cutting the price on its unlimited data service, going against the flow of the biggest phone companies.


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When Should A Child Get A Cell Phone?

It seems like everybody owns a smartphone nowadays, including an increasing number of children. But what age is too young for a child to own a cell phone?


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Wireless Provider Starts “Never Text & Drive” Campaign

AT&T launched a campaign to persuade customers to give up texting and driving. The wireless provider is calling on drivers, particularly teens, to take a pledge to stop what they call the “dangerous practice” of texting while driving.


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Police Given Direct Line To Cell Phone Searches

Think about all the personal information we keep in our cell phones. It’s something to consider after an appeals court gave police the go-ahead to search cell phones without a warrant.


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Police Can Now Search Cell Phones Without A Warrant

Cell phone users need to be mindful of what information is stored on their devices. It is now legal for police to search cell phones without a warrant.


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Is It Really Dangerous To Use Phones On Planes?

Most of us who fly have seen someone on a plane using a cell phone after the crew tells you to shut them off. But is it really dangerous?