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2011-05-02 16:15:00

ATLANTA, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the severe weather and tornadoes that devastated the Southeast on April 27, SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is working closely with state and local Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) in Alabama and Georgia to aid ongoing restoration efforts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/CL13145LOGO ) The carrier is providing critical wireless communications services and additional support for utility and...

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2011-04-21 07:25:00

Americans are dropping their landline phones in record numbers in favor of cellphones, but nowhere is that more apparent than in Arkansas and Mississippi. According to new estimates released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 35 percent of adults in Arkansas and Mississippi have cellphones and no traditional hardwired telephones. The estimates show that the smallest rates are found in New Jersey and Rhode Island, at 13 percent. Experts believe the...

2011-03-30 10:20:00

CHICAGO, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a fresh twist to spring cleaning, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday announced that it will hold a Chicago-area campaign, "Spring Savings Week," to "scrub" phone bills of hundreds of dollars a year in unnecessary services and bad deals using five consecutive days of phone clinics and a new how-to video, "60 Seconds to Phone Savings." Sparked by recent events in the phone industry as well as a CUB study in 2009 showing that...

2011-02-02 00:00:42

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) Technical Response Teams are preparing for yet another round of major winter storms. This one could be the biggest of the season according to Federal Emergency Management officials. Madison, Wis. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011 TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) Technical Response Teams are preparing for yet another round of major winter storms. This one could be the biggest of the season according to Federal Emergency Management officials....

2010-11-04 05:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobra Electronics Corporation (Nasdaq: COBR) announced today the launch of the Cobra PhoneLynx system, which allows users to make and receive cell phone calls on any phone in a home or small office and eliminate the need for monthly landline phone services. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101104/CG91667) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101104/CG91667) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090610/CG28991LOGO-b) (Logo:...

2010-08-26 07:10:00

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Phonebooks.com, a privately held website based out of Jacksonville Beach, FL, added 2.4 million cell phone numbers to its free telephone directory yesterday. The numbers, which were part of over 10 million records that were added to the site Wednesday, are being made available to visitors immediately. This move by Phonebooks.com is being done with the goal of building a national telephone directory which includes cell numbers. "This is the...

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2010-05-13 06:20:00

The use of mobile phones as an only source of telecommunications in the United States is on the rise, with one in four households reporting they had only mobile phones and no landlines at the end of 2009, according to data released on Wednesday. 24.5 percent of US households reported having only a mobile phone plan in the last six months of the year, preliminary data released by the National Health Interview Survey showed. The percentages translate to about 52 million adults and 19 million...

2010-04-26 13:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today that effective with the Spring 2010 Diary survey and the March 2010 Portable People Meter(TM) ratings service, the company is now including cell phone households that rarely or never answer their landlines. The sample from cell phone households that rarely or never answer their landlines will be in addition to sample from homes that can be reached exclusively by cell phone (aka cell-phone-only)....

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2009-12-31 13:10:00

In a 32-page filing with the FCC last week, AT&T asked that the requirement that it support a landline network be repealed, allowing them to move entirely to VoIP. This could be troublesome for the 1 in 5 Americans who don't use a cell phone or VOIP line, and still use the old fashioned landline. However, AT&T is claiming that the cost of maintaining a landline network is hurting their business. AT&T said, "The business model for legacy phone services is in a death spiral. With an...

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2009-12-18 06:25:00

Recently compiled data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the recession may be accelerating the change in how Americans communicate.  In a surprising trend, it seems that more people of all income classes are responding to the economically challenging times by ditching traditional landlines and going totally cellular. The study also found that phone preferences tend to vary more along the lines of age and geographic location than between...