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IP transition: What are they talking about?

[SAMPLE BLOG POST] For the last hundred years or so, the telephone network in America has remained essentially unchanged. In the last 30 years, however, we have built new networks that we use to access the Internet. These new networks are more efficient,…


The FCC wants consumer feedback on the IP transition

[SAMPLE BLOG POST] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs data to make informed decisions related to the IP transition. In early 2014, the FCC launched the process for various experiments and data collection initiatives that will allow the…


Evolv-ing towards what?

Brace yourself: the days when we can stare mindlessly at our computer screens, or get up ten times to go to the bathroom to stave off the 3pm sleepcall, or pick our noses in the sanctity of our offices, may be over for good. The ever-present, ubiquitous…


Take the pledge: I won’t text and drive

The It Can Wait initiative focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. As we come up to the Labor Day…


Mobile data tops voice for first time

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the high tech manufacturers and suppliers of information and communications technology, finds in its 2013 ICT Market Review & Forecast that U.S. wireless data spending…


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Tips

Light bulbData usage is measured in kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB) rather than minutes. There are 1,024 KB in 1 MB, and 1,024 MB in 1 GB.

Light bulbDoes your state have prohibitions on cell phone use and texting while driving? Find out at the Governors Highway Safety Association website.

Light bulbCheck in for your flight using your smartphone and get a mobile boarding pass. You can flash the barcode on your phone at the airline's reader and move along through security.

Light bulbSave your data allowance and tune your smartphone into free public Wi-Fi, available in some cafes, airports and public spaces. Switch to Wi-Fi mode in the "settings" menu.

Light bulbWhen traveling abroad, avoid high charges for international data roaming by turning off the mobile network on your smartphone and using Wi-Fi (wireless internet) to browse the Web or send email.

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