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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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

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

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

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

By Andrew Crago

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.

By Katelyn Olewinski

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

By Katelyn Olewinski

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

By Dave Roos

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

By Diane Dannenfeldt

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

By Tim Crosby

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

By Dave Roos

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.

By Jonathan Strickland

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.

By Josh Clark

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?

By Tracy V. Wilson, Nathan Chandler, Wesley Fenlon & Bernadette Johnson

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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.

By Tracy V. Wilson

Nokia revealed the first fully integrated mobile-payment cell phone, or NFC phone in 2007. Learn about NFC technology and mobile payment trials around the globe.

By Julia Layton

The renowned iPhone was once just a rumor. Learn why the iPhone was expected to change the industry.

By Jacob Silverman

Nokia announced a new short-range wireless technology, Wibree, in October 2006.

By Ed Grabianowski

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Currently, there are several VoIP services on the market -- the two most well-known ones are Skype and Vonage. Although they both use VoIP technology, they're quite actually quite different from each another.

By Tracy V. Wilson

Widespread mobile television has been a long time coming. TV-enabled cell phones have been available in Korea since 2002, but the real "mobile TV revolution" is only beginning, as telecom companies release DTV-enabled phones and rush to build the bro

By Julia Layton