Phones, Cell Phones & Wireless Telephony

Telecommunications devices, including cell phones, satellite radio or Voice over IP, connect us to one another and to the world of information at our fingertips. Learn all about the technologies we depend upon for efficient communication.

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Next to the battery icon on your phone, you see "LTE," meaning ... meaning what, exactly? Learn how LTE helps you stream while also enabling smart cities.

By Yara Simón

Today's phones have handy features that allow users to monitor the location of the device if it ever gets lost or stolen. Here's how to track both iOS and Android devices.

By Talon Homer

Pre-paid cell phones, aka burner phones, are a common way for people to make calls and text anonymously, but can burners really escape detection?

By Talon Homer

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The list of usable phone numbers runs into the billions, but the number is not infinite. So, what happens if we run out?

By Kate Morgan

Since the advent of the cell phone, public pay phones have disappeared, but a new initiative to help the phoneless may just be bringing them back.

By Kate Morgan

You probably had no idea your favorite weather app is probably collecting and selling your data. In fact, it's very lucrative. So how do you fight back?

By Sydney Murphy

The ability to unlock your iPhone means that you can use it with different carriers. To unlock your iPhone, use these steps.

By Jeremy Glass

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You've probably seen the calls from your buds "Scam Likely" or "Fraud Alert." So, what's the giveaway to your carrier that these callers are not legit?

By Francisco Guzman

You can replace your iPhone easily but what about its contents? That's why it's good to back them up. Here's how.

By Chris Pollette

Our beginner's guide to how Cash App works will have you sending and receiving money from your digital wallet like a pro in no time.

By Rhiannon Ball

Want to throw someone off your tracks? A GPS spoofing app is the best way to do it. Here's how it works for both android and iPhone.

By Nathan Chandler

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You know how you can program your smartphone to connect through your car speakers so you can talk hands-free? That's Bluetooth technology in action. Bluetooth allows electronic equipment to connect without wires. So how does it work?

By Curt Franklin & Chris Pollette

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, have you thought of what you'll do with your old one? We've got five ways to donate your old smartphone or cell phone to charity.

By Nathan Chandler

Do you still believe that the smartphone with the most pixels takes the best pictures? That charging a battery overnight ruins it? If so, you're not alone. We'll explain why these oft-believed myths are just outdated.

By Nathan Chandler

You'd be surprised at some of the new tricks your old cellphones and smartphones can do.

By Dave Roos

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Weird things can affect your call's signal strength — like that city bus that just blocked your path, or the fact that it's raining outside.

By Nathan Chandler

Ever been to a concert and not been able to get a signal on your smartphone? 5G promises to take care of that but it could be years before we see results.

By Nathan Chandler

The world of cellphones is a hugely competitive business. Numerous companies have jockeyed for market share over the years, both before and after the likes of Apple and Samsung took over as the two most dominant companies. And while the iPhone and Galaxy brands are generally considered the premiere mobile devices of today, there have […] The post 13 “Revolutionary” Cell Phones That Failed Miserably appeared first on Goliath.

By Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Smartphones stop talking to satellites and cell phone networks when put in airplane mode. Does that make a difference when loading up the battery?

By Patrick J. Kiger

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We worry about the wrong things when it comes to prolonging the battery life of our gadgets. Here's what really matters.

By Dave Roos

What does your choice of smartphone say about who you are and how others perceive you?

By Christopher Hassiotis

A snippet of melody played on an obscure musical instrument has become a ubiquitous part of the modern world's background noise. Who wrote it? Where'd it come from?

By Patrick J. Kiger

A new, always-on app harnesses the power of your smartphone's motion-sensing accelerometer to crowdsource earthquake detection.

By Laurie L. Dove

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It’s pretty clear that smartphones will soon be getting even smarter. In the mid 2000s, mobile phones could only do a tiny fraction of the things that their modern counterparts are capable of. Now, thanks to a number of recent technological advancements, it looks as though there will be no shortage of new smartphone features in the […] The post 12 Futuristic Features Coming Soon To Smartphones appeared first on Goliath.

By Wes Walcott

Soon, the state trooper at your car window might ask you for your vehicle registration, proof of insurance — and your smartphone.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler