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Moving connections forward for the West Delray Beach community

For well over 100 years, the traditional phone network has served America well. Many fondly recall desktop rotary phones and phone booths. But many others have never seen – or used – these antiquated devices. Communications technology has…


Welcome to NewPhoneNetwork.org

The last decade has been an exciting and important period for the ways in which we connect to one another. Since its invention, the traditional telephone voice network (also known as the TDM network) has dominated the way we communicate, but that is changing—and…


Going all-IP in Alabama and Florida

The United States is in the midst of a historic network transition that FCC Chairman Wheeler has called “the fourth network revolution,” comparing it to the invention of the printing press, the birth of the railroad, and the advent of instantaneous…


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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Light bulbIf your phone is lost or stolen, notify your carrier right away so that service can be turned off to avoid unauthorized use, for which you may be liable.

Light bulbIt might be possible to avoid a cell plan contract and an early termination fee (ETF) if you pay full price for your phone. Compare prices to get the best deal!

Light bulbDuring natural disasters or widespread emergencies, wireless voice networks can be overwhelmed, and text messages to loved ones have a higher likelihood of getting through.

Light bulbIf you are concerned about "radio frequency" from your cell phone, reduce exposure by using a speakerphone, earpiece or headset to distance the device from your head.

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.

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