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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You would like to replace the SIM card on your Galaxy and don't know how to do it. In this article we will tell you how to replace a Samsung Galaxy 5 SIM card.

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You just bought a new cell phone and you'd like to learn how to get ringtones on your phone. This article will tell you how to get ringtones on your phone.

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Today's smartphones include GPS, Internet and computing applications and even let you make phone calls. They do so much, it's a little hard to know how to improve on them. How will phones change in the years to come?

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If you know how to sync your phone with your computer you'll be able to stay connected with your important files no matter where you are. This article shows you how to sync your phone to your computer.

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Mobilize your laptop by learning how to tether your cell phone. Learn about how to tether a cell phone in this article.

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You've bought a new cell phone and are wondering how to transfer all your contacts from the old phone to the new one. Find out here how to transfer data from one cell phone to another.

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You want to import pictures from a cell phone to a laptop, but you're not sure how to do it. We'll show you how to do it step by step.

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You're purchasing a new mobile phone and have to decide between a smart phone and a cell phone. This article will tell you how to decide between a smart phone and cell phone.

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You have an Android enabled phone and you want to unlock it to enable you to switch SIM cards when traveling abroad. This article will teach you how to unlock an Android cell phone.

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PCS and digital cellular operate in a similar way, but PCS also offers additional services. Learn how PCS wireless is different than cellular service in this article.

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Analog cell phones are considered first generation and digital technology, 2G, changed cell phone service. Learn how digital technology changed cell phone service in this article.

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BlackBerry Messenger uses PIN codes to identify users. Learn how to find your BlackBerry Messenger PIN in this article.

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Sometimes people can listen in to your phone transmission and tap into your phone ID. Learn how cell phones are cloned in this article.

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Cell phones are electronic devices with small sensitive components. Learn if extreme weather can damage your cell phone in this article.

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Either unlock the BlackBerry yourself (directions included) or pay someone else to do it. Learn how to unlock a BlackBerry from this article.

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Prioritize your apps – that’s the trick. Learn how to move the icons on your iPhone in this article.

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To reset your iPhone, hold down the Sleep/Wake button along with the Home button, for at least 10 seconds. Learn how to reset your iPhone from this article.

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Some cell phones can double as a modem for your computer. Learn how to use your cell phone as a modem in this article.

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Advances in digital technology enable some cell phones to function much like a mini PC. Learn if there is a combination tablet PC-phone on the market in this article.

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When we launched our iPhone app in late 2010, Android fans came out in droves to ask for one of their own. Being able to say "It's here!" is just one reason we're excited our Android app is launching.

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In late 2010, HowStuffWorks released an iPhone app into the wild -- and immediately heard from Android users that they'd like to have one, too. With an Android app launching, which one is right for you?

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Rumors have been swirling that social networking site Facebook is working on its own smartphone. Why would Facebook want to build its own phone? And are the rumors true?

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It seems like everyone has a home phone, a cell phone and a work phone. Why can't someone call you at one number that reaches you no matter where you are?

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Time management is considered to be both a science and art. But can a few simple iPhone time management apps really help you make better use of your time?

By Eric Baxter

Between your home phone, cell phone and your work phone, do you ever feel like you have too many phone numbers? Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply have one phone that worked everywhere?

By Chris Landers