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911 calls affected by outage again

June 25, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

A cut cable impacted long distance and 911 service in Jamestown and Valley City Saturday, but people could still get through to emergency services by calling 911 and the outage was fixed by 4:43 p.m. Continue Reading

911 fees going up on SD phones

April 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The charge is going up to $1.25 per month, starting July 1. Continue Reading

PUC finds fraudulent access to South Dakotans’ wireless phone accounts

January 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has learned of incidents involving fraudulent access of private wireless phone accounts and urges consumers to apply additional security measures to protect their accounts. Continue Reading

Verizon to charge $2 fee for online, mobile payments

December 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Verizon Wireless, the country’s largest cellphone company, is introducing a $2 fee for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards. Continue Reading

Research shows hands-free phones just as risky

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s not where your hands are, but where your mind is that counts, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman told reporters.
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Ban on driver cell phone use recommended by National Transportation Safety Board

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The NTSB’s recommendation followed a finding by the board that the initial collision in a deadly highway pileup in Missouri last year was caused by the inattention of a 19 year-old-pickup driver who sent or received 11 texts in the 11 minutes immediately before the accident. Continue Reading

Outage hits AT&T wireless customers in central SD

December 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A cut Century Link fiber optic line is blamed for an outage that affected AT&T wireless customers in central South Dakota.
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OUR VIEW: All schools should have policy for cell phones

September 27, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Cell phones are handy tools of convenience, contrivances that allow us to call home to announce a late arrival for supper or to check the Internet for a hotel reservation.
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Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5B

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Microsoft Corp. said today that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history. Continue Reading

Location-data collection: Here’s how to limit your phone’s exposure

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Mobile phones don’t exist in isolation. They’re part of vast wireless networks, and are continually sending and receiving information.
But what information? When? How? Why? Continue Reading

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