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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There are thousands of apps for the iPhone, and they let you do everything from play games to keep up with stock prices. Some of them are real head-scratchers, though. Do you use any of these weird apps?

By Peter May

The Verizon Hub is like a home phone, smartphone, computer and TV all rolled into one. Will this device revolutionize the way we communicate?

By Jonathan Strickland

You don't see many cell phones advertised for older adults. If they want a mobile phone at all, they generally want something simple. Which one should you pick for your grandmother?

By Jonathan Strickland

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Those of you who remember the detective comic strip Dick Tracy surely remember his watch phone. LG Electronics showed its version at CES 2009.

By Jonathan Strickland

Cell phones are more than just a communication convenience. They're also a fashion statement packed with technology. See the latest cell phones and how they're used in this cell phone image gallery.

You're ready to cut your land line phone service, but you're not sure your cell phone can work as your main phone line. The Dock-N-Talk turns your home phone into an extension of your cell phone. Problem solved.

By Tiffany Connors

Have you ever been the victim of a bluejacking? It happens every day to people just like you. So the question is this: Did you bluejack them right back?

By John Fuller

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Is anyone watching you now? If you have Bluetooth enabled on your smartphone, someone might know exactly where you are.

By John Fuller & Chris Pollette

The release of any new iPhone version has people waiting in lines around the world. Take a look at the iPhone and its features in this image gallery.

New technology is helping us cut down on the amount of stuff we have to carry with us. Soon you'll be able to buy things with your cell phone.

By Diane Dannenfeldt

When was the last time you called someone besides your parents and got a busy signal? Two-line phones and other telecom technology are making that annoying signal disappear.

By Jennifer Horton

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You might think that cell phones dealt a deathblow to landline phones. But concerns about cell phone security and coverage may prevent landlines from disappearing just yet.

By Jennifer Horton

Hearing-impaired telephones helped the hearing-impaired communicate by telephone. Learn more about hearing-impaired telephones in this article.

By Diane Dannenfeldt

Personal digital assistants, or PDAs, have already made an impression on the business world. But they've also made inroads into the health care industry. Why?

By John Fuller

Do you like to talk on the phone in your underwear? Well, you'll need to quit that habit if you buy a video conferencing cell phone. The person on the other end can see you.

By Jane McGrath

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With better technology, personal digital assistants, or PDAs, get better at helping us organize our lives. But is that really a good thing?

By John Fuller

Brrrrring. You sprint for the phone only to be rewarded with a caller who tells you that you won a free trip to Orlando. Only it's not free. And it's the seventh time he's called this week.

By Jennifer Horton

Snap, crackle, pop. Is that what your breakfast cereal or your phone sounds like? If it's your phone, you may to try some of these tricks for finding and fixing the problem.

By Jennifer Horton

With wireless technology like cell phones, GPS receivers and SMS messages, authorities can be notified instantly of crimes. But is the technology helping or just alerting?

By Jennifer Horton

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Are you looking for new iphone applications? Check out this article to find great explanations of free iphone applications!

By Dave Roos

ILECs are local U.S. telephone companies that were involved in the 1980's breakup of AT&T. Learn more about ILECs in this article.

By Dave Roos

Toll-free numbers are free for callers, making them ideal for businesses. Learn how toll-free numbers work in this article.

By David Baez

You may have experienced automatic dialing from telemarkers. However, automatic dailers are a large part of the telecommunications industry. See some of the lesser known and beneficial uses of automatic dialers.

By Dave Roos

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IVR, or interactive voice response, is a new technology that many of us use everyday. Learn more about IVR in this article.

By Dave Roos

Prepaid cell phones are a great alternative for people who are tired of contracts. Learn more about prepaid cell phones in this article.

By Diane Dannenfeldt