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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How Hearing Impaired Telephones Work

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

Why are doctors using PDAs?

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?

Introduction to How Video Conferencing Cell Phones Work

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.

Are PDAs a help or a hindrance?

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

How Blocking Incoming Calls Works

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.

How to Clear Phone Line Noise

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.

Can wireless technology help fight crime?

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?

How BlackBerry Outages Work

BlackBerry outages are brief, unscheduled interruptions in service due to things like software failures. Learn when BlackBerry outages have occurred.

10 Free iPhone Applications

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

How ILECs Work

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.

How Toll-free Numbers Work

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

How Automatic Dialers Work

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.

How Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Works

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

How Prepaid Cell Phones Work

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

Top 5 Emerging Phone Technologies

Mobile technology has been advancing rapidly. Learn what the top 5 emerging phone technology trends are in this article.

Top 10 BlackBerry Add-Ons

A variety of add-ons are available for the BlackBerry that'll help make it more dynamic. Learn about the top 10 BlackBerry add-ons in this article.

Top 5 Bluetooth Gadgets

There are a number of Bluetooth gadget and gizmos. Find out about the top 5 Bluetooth gadgets to make your communication easier.

How Telephone Country Codes Work

Telephone country codes make it easy to call another country. Learn more about telephone country codes in this article.

How Reverse Phone Lookup Works

Reverse phone lookup can be invaluable to find information on unknown phone numbers. Find out more about reverse phone lookup in this article.

How Voice Mail Works

Voicemail is a growing necessity in both homes and businesses. Learn more about how voicemail works in this article.

How to Make International Calls

Making international calls can be confusing if you don't have the right information. Learn about making international calls in this article.

How the Google Phone Works

The Google phone could be the next big thing in the world of wireless communications. Learn about the Google phone and what makes it different from the rest.

Do you suffer from 'ringxiety'?

Ringxiety refers to when you confuse the ringing of your cell phone with a similar sound. Learn more about ringxiety and find out what causes ringxiety.

How the iPhone Works

Once upon a time, smartphones were tools people used for office business only. Then Apple's iPhone changed everything. How does Apple keep reinventing their famous device, and can it keep its hold on the market?

How Cell-phone Implants Work

But even though they're a lot smaller than they used to be, modern cell phones are still far to big to fit inside your body. That's why developers have modified existing cell phone designs to create a complete, working cell-phone implant.