Botched Burglary Crashes Cell Phone Tower

Quick Clicks Police said they tried to cut the telephone wire for the store hoping to stop the alarm. Instead they cut the line for the Sprint cell phone tower next door. Service for Sprint customers was down for four hours while crews made repairs. The crooks were gone by the time police arrived. It is not believed they got away with anything.

In-flight phone calls will cost you

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AT&T ( T , Fortune 500 ), T-Mobile ( TMUS ) and Verizon ( VZ , Fortune 500 ) didn’t respond to requests for comment. Sprint ( S , Fortune 500 ) declined. CNN flashback: In-flight calls in 1984 Meanwhile, the Telecommunications Industry Association, made up of high-tech manufacturers and suppliers, said it supports overturning the ban. “Already, substantial manufacturer and vendor interest exists in this space, and our members are investing in related opportunities for growth internationally,” said group president Grant Seiffert, in a statement. If the ban is lifted, the United States would join a number of other countries that allow in-flight cell phone calls. About 30% of Brazilian passengers use their cell phones on wirelessly equipped planes, according to the U.S.

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However, her mother Traci Frantz immediately made the connection right after Tiffany developed breast cancer at age 21. “We never took it seriously until after she was diagnosed.” Her tumors were exactly where her cellphone had been kept in her bra for about six years. No one ever told us that this was a very bad idea.” said Traci Frantz. Surgeons had to remove Tiffany’s left breast. Her family had no genetic or other risk factors. Dangers of other EMF exposures Cell phones emit a form of electromagnetic field (EMF) called radio frequency radiation. This radiation exposure has previously been linked to brain tumors, cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression and other serious illnesses.

Quinn: Your mobile phone may be unlocked. Don’t bother cheering.

There may be pluses for the consumer on a tight budget. The availability of unlocked phones could help the resale market, for example, where phones are usually cheaper. And Simpson, of Consumer Watchdog, says it could be valuable for consumers to know the true cost of their phone and the costs of those long-term contracts. Even if, he said, “it may mean higher initial costs.” That’s OK for some. But many people can’t fork over $600 for a smartphone at Christmas and then shop for carrier plans. This switch could also raise costs in the prepaid phone market, which is about 30 percent of the U.S. mobile phone market.

Jolla phone is a colorful, Sailfish OS-powered Android alternative for 399 euros

On-screen virtual navigation keys appear below the display to help you move around, although returning to home requires the same swipe in from the left. An odd quirk is the phone’s insistence on taking you back to the previously opened Android app before loading the one you’ve just clicked. While this is probably a necessary step as the apps are being ‘virtualized’, rather than running natively, it does mean there’s a delay before your app opens. If you’re in a hurry, this could become annoying. It’s powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor which seemed powerful enough to offer a smooth interface.