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Cellular Phone Company

Cellular phone company list.

There are many large cellular phone companies that operate in the USA. Each cellular phone company provides various cellular phone services and offers a number of cellular phone plans. Many of these companies limit their presence to a select number of states. Services that each cellular phone company offers to the residents of the states where that company operates range from local cellular phone plans to national long distance plans. Prices and promotions vary from company to company. Most important US cellular phone companies include, but are not limited to AT&T Wireless, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Nextel, and others.

AT&T Wireless as a cellular phone company.

AT&T Wireless is a large cellular phone company with service almost all over the nation, including the state of Alaska. AT&T Wireless uses TDMA technology and is starting using GSM technology. It provides digital services as well as analog services in many areas. AT&T Wireless has a large client base and is offering many different cellular phone plans to its clients. It also has a big selection of phones produced by such cellular phone market leaders as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, etc.

Cingular Wireless as a cellular phone company.

Cingular Wireless is a large cellular phone company that operates on the east and west coasts, but doesn't offer any services in the Midwest. Cingular Wireless uses TDMA and GSM technologies. It also offers a big selection of cellular phone plans and cellular phones.

T-Mobile as a cellular phone company.

T-Mobile, formerly Voicestream, is a large cellular phone company offering cellular phone services in many areas. According to T-Mobile, they have coverage areas in over 80 countries. T-Mobile uses GSM technology. T-Mobile is a fast growing company that increases its share of the market over time. It successfully competes with other cellular phone companies by providing competitive prices for its large selection of cellular phone services.


Journal 'looking into issues' raised about study linking cell phone use to hornlike bone spurs | TheHill  The Hill

A scientific journal says it will reevaluate a study it published recently linking bone spurs in the base of the skull to cell phone use after critics pointed out ...

T-Mobile launches 5G in six cities, adds Galaxy S10 5G on June 28  CNET

T-Mobile's first 5G phone is Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G. Juan Garzon/CNET. In three days, T-Mobile customers will be able to purchase the Samsung Galaxy ...

Cell Phones Might Be Causing Horns to Grow on Young People's Skulls: Study  Fortune

Well, this is terrifying. Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia have found evidence that our frequent use of mobile devices ...

Cell phone carriers now have the power to stop robocalls. When will they use it?  Digital Trends

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to allow cell phone companies to block robocalls by default, but the nation's major carriers would not ...

T-Mobile Announces 5G in 6 Cities: We Have The Maps  PCMag

T-Mobile is putting its cards on the table. Unlike AT&T and Verizon, which have hidden the extent of their 5G buildouts so far, T-Mobile is launching a short-range ...

Feds accuse Burbank and La Cañada men in $25-million cellphone fraud that targeted T-Mobile users  Los Angeles Times

Federal authorities believe two men illegally made more than $25 million over a span of five years in a cellphone unlocking scheme targeting T-Mobile.

FBI, police cracking down on cell phone store robberies, including 16 recent armed thefts  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Thus far, it's been a year cell phone dealers in the metro would love to hang up. Selling a stolen cell phone has gotten way too easy, ...

New cell phone bill to take effect July 1 in Tennessee  WMC

When July 1st hits if you're behind the wheel in Tennessee you cannot grab your phone with any part of your body.

A hacker assault left mobile carriers open to network shutdown  CNET

Hacking a company that has mountains of data that is always updating is the holy grail for an intelligence agency.”

Man broke into cell phone repair shop, stole phones: police  FOX 10 News Phoenix

PHOENIX (FOX 10) - A brazen robbery has been caught on camera as a man breaks into a cell phone store in north Phoenix. Surveillance video from inside the ...

Talent police ramp up cellphone ticketing  Mail Tribune

Distracted driving citations — most for cellphone use — have jumped more than 400 percent in Talent over the last eight months compared to the same time in ...

Try to Guess Whether Jack White Owns a Cell Phone  SPIN

Does Jack White, avatar of everything old-timey, wake up every morning and check Instagram? You'll never guess.

No, Using a Cellphone Isn't Causing You to Grow a Horn  Gizmodo

You might have heard recently, from publications like the Washington Post, NBC, and of course, Newsweek, that some people are growing a “horn” or a “spike” ...

Nokia 4.2 review  Digital Trends

The Nokia 4.2 has been a roller coaster. My initial review unit suffered from constant stutters and freezes that made using the phone a hair-pulling affair.

Men get away with cash, phones in armed robbery of Bronx Boost Mobile store: police  PIX11 New York

CHARLOTTE GARDENS, the Bronx — Police say they're looking for two men who robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint in the Bronx on Friday, getting away with ...

The Battle Against Mobile Demonic Possession Rages in the Trailer for Nekrotronic  Gizmodo

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Here's why phone companies like Verizon and AT&T charge more for extra data  Business Insider

Companies like Verizon and AT&T charge customers overage fees for exceeding their data plan. Even with an unlimited plan, your speed may be throttled.

Should you buy cell phone insurance? - Clark Howard

Cell phone insurance is pitched as a real money saver for people who frequently drop their phones. Here's what you need to know before you sign up!

Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone  The New York Times

While parents are, of course, worried about their teenagers' phone use, that concern goes both ways, a new study found.

The Collapsing Crime Rates of the ’90s Might Have Been Driven by Cellphones  The Atlantic

It's practically an American pastime to blame cellphones for all sorts of societal problems, from distracted parents to faltering democracies. But the devices might ...

Want to Lower Your Phone Bill to $15 a Month? Try Mint Mobile  PCMag

When you sign up for a three-month plan, Mint Mobile hooks you up with a free SIM card and 3GB of 4G LTE data with unlimited calls and texts nationwide for ...

Why Mobile VoIP Should Be Part of Your Business Phone System

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JOCO DA: Shooting of armed robber at cell phone store was self-defense  KMBZ

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A clerk at a suburban Kansas City phone store will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who police say was trying to rob ...

Cable Answers Cord-Cutters With Half-Price Cellphone Service  The Wall Street Journal

Cable-TV provider Altice USA is preparing to launch a mobile *service* likely to cost between $20 and $30 a phone, joining Comcast and Charter in trying to stem ...

New York, California and Other States Sue to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Deal  TIME

(NEW YORK) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, ...

Researchers sent a fake, unblockable presidential alert to a 50,000-seat stadium  Digital Trends

A group of researchers was able to successfully send out fake, unblockable presidential alerts to phones in a 50000-seat football stadium. The team ...

JoCo DA: Fatal cell phone store shooting was self-defense  KMBZ

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Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019 | Pew Research Center  Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project

As the share of Americans who say they own a smartphone has increased dramatically over the past decade – from 35% in 2011 to 81% in 2019 – a new Pew.

Trio Of Cell Phone Makers Ink 'MOUs' On 5G /6G  Radio & Television Business Report

The rollout of 5G wireless communications technology will undoubtedly reshape how consumers get their audio and video *content*. Now, not only 5G but 6G are.

Future trends of Mobile Phones Market Witness to robust growth by Samsung, LG, Apple, Lenovo, TCL, Nokia, Huawei, ZTE, Vivo, Blackberry, HTC, Sony, Xiaomi, Motorola, OPPO  Market Research Report

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Review: GigSky, an eSIM service for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR  AppleInsider

GigSky is a mobile cell *service* provider with a history of catering to Apple users, providing *service* in more than 190 countries. When they announced their eSIM ...

Miami-Dade Cellphone Store Robbery Suspect Kills Self When Cornered By Cops  CBS Miami

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Cellphone app helping first responders communicate faster  WZDX

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Schools and Phone Companies Face Off Over Wireless Spectrum  WIRED

The FCC proposes to auction a portion of spectrum reserved decades ago for educational uses. Some education advocates aren't happy.

Iranians say their 'bones breaking' under US sanctions  Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it's the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer's battered leather ...

Minnesota joins lawsuit to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say ...

Thai Officials Order Cellphone Owners in Deep South to Have Photos Taken  benarnews

Controversial move is an added layer to guard against insurgent attacks, officials say.

AT&T drops cellphone customers in rural northeast Montana  Great Falls Tribune

BILLINGS — AT&T has started dropping cellphone customers in northeastern Montana, citing customers' regular data use outside its *service* area. The Billings ...

Fake emergency alert texts could be sent by exploiting wireless network vulnerabilities, researchers say  Mic

Have you ever been in a public place when an emergency alert is issued? Everyone's phone starts buzzing at the same time and there's a brief moment where a ...

The Best Kids' Tablets for 2019  PCMag India

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Charlottetown mobile repair shop becomes authorized reseller for Public Mobile cellphone packages  The Guardian

A small Charlottetown business is giving cellphone users another option when it comes to purchasing a package. Device Doctors, a mobile phone repair shop ...

Twenty Percent of Brazilians Admit to Using Cell Phones while Driving  Folha de S.Paulo

Use of cell phones while driving has been a major infraction since 2016.

Best cell phone plans and deals for June 2019

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‘We all were shocked’: Skyline stabbing suspect appears in court for first time  The Mercury News

The suspect accused of the San Mateo Skyline Boulevard stabbing murders entered a plea on June 24, 2019.

Fry's pushes button on Internet shopping in Cottonwood  Verde Independent

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Total cellphone ban in schools in Victoria, Australia  Newstalk ZB

In an attempt to combat cyber bullying and classroom distraction, cellphones will be banned from Victorian state primary and secondary schools in Australia.

Verizon Once Again Has the Best Mobile Network of Any Carrier  Fortune

Verizon has the best mobile network, according to the second half of 2018 ranking from RootMetrics, followed by AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

5 Best Cell Phone Deals to Kick Off the New Year  Forbes

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CCTVs at Malad station captures mobile phone thief in the act  Times of India

A mobile phone thief was identified by the RPF after electronic surveillance cameras captured him in the act at Malad station recently. Pintu Amrit, t.

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Instead of paying your cell phone bill in cash, Moolah Mobile lets you pay for your *service* as you use it, by putting ads on your home screen.

The Best OG Cell Phones of All Time  Complex

From retro mobile phones like Nokias & Motorolas to cell phones like Sidekicks & iPhones, here are the best old phones of all time.

A Trojan horse?  The Recorder

Chris Joseph's recent letter responded to the issue of Wi-Fi and the health challenges that I mentioned in My Turn (“There is always more to know about Lyme ...

Saved by the Cell: Mobile Phone Stops Bow and Arrow Attack in Australia  TIME

The phone blocked an arrow shot at him as he tried to film his attacker.

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Red Pocket Mobile: Cheap phone plans on any major network

Red Pocket Mobile provides low-cost cell phone plans and lets you choose your network. Read our review before you sign up!

Research continually shows how distracting cell phones are—so some schools want to ban them  CNBC

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Here's How To Save A Bunch Of Money On Your Cell Phone Bill  Forbes

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Can you survive on a $10-a-month cellphone plan? I tried Unreal Mobile to find out  USA TODAY

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Your Cell Phone Is a Security Threat Hackers Can Use to Steal Your Accounts. Luckily, There's a Fix  Inc.

You can't keep your phone number secret. Here's how to protect yourself.

Cybersecurity 101: How to protect your cell phone number and why you should care  TechCrunch

Assuming you have your strong passwords in place and your two-factor authentication set up, you think your accounts are now safe? Think again. There's much ...

The Trump Administration Is Selling Out Hundreds of Millions of Cell-Phone Users  The New Yorker

John Cassidy writes about the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, and how the Trump Administration is putting big corporations ahead of ...

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Unreal Mobile is offering 'unlimited' cell phone plans starting at just $10 a month. Read Team Clark's review before you sign up!

Presidential warnings 'easy' to spoof  BBC News

America's messaging system that sends presidential warnings about impending emergencies is "easy" to spoof, warn researchers. Cyber-security experts from ...

Kalamazoo man ends up with shared cell phone number from Boost Mobile  WWMT-TV

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New T-Mobile Cell Tower Proposed In Bedford  Bedford, NH Patch

New T-Mobile Cell Tower Proposed In Bedford - Bedford, NH - The Bedford Planning Board is considering plans for a 130-foot-tall T-Mobile cell phone tower on ...

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I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone  Motherboard

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T-Mobile switches on spam call protections for some cellphone users  Washington Post

Many of T-Mobile's wireless customers will soon see a new “Caller Verified” message when they receive calls on their cellphones, the company said Thursday.

Cellphone location data from T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint was sold to bail bondsmen  FierceWireless

The mobile operators have pledged to discontinue their relationships with location aggregators. But their pledges are completely voluntary. California is the only ...

David Beckham banned from driving for using cell phone  CNN

London (CNN) Former England football star David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months after he was caught using his mobile phone behind ...

Trump’s tariffs are aimed at China, but Apple is in the line of fire  The Verge

Trump has proposed a 25 percent import tax on nearly all consumer goods imported from China, which would be disastrous for companies like Apple and ...

Mint Mobile Announces 2019 Consumer Cell Phone Predictions  PRNewswire

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Dramatic cell phone video shows the moments shots were fired in Downtown Mobile  FOX10 News

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Dramatic cell phone video shows the moments chaos erupted in Downtown Mobile, as two people were shot, including a 7-year-old girl.

Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain  The New York Times

My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you're anything like me — and the statistics suggest you probably are, at least where smartphones are ...

Record Number of Consumers Waiting to Upgrade Their Cell Phones  Bloomberg

Wireless customers are hanging on to their old phones longer than ever.

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years  Motherboard

Documents show that bail bond companies used a secret phone tracking *service* to make tens of thousands of location requests.

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A T-Mobile-Sprint merger would be onerous for California's working families  Los Angeles Times

A proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the country's third- and fourth-largest wireless operators, would have a profound impact on Californians.

UNREAL Mobile review: How good can a $10/month cell phone plan be?  AndroidGuys

a month for cell phone *service*? Sounds too good to be true, right? We spent the last month with UNREAL Mobile to find out if its the real deal.

The first commercial cell phone call was made 35 years ago today  Quartz

With 95% of Americans owning a cellphone, it can feel like we've been calling, texting, and tweeting on the go forever. But the infrastructure supporting our ...

More California students may be banned from using cellphones at school under new bill  Los Angeles Times

California students could be restricted or banned from using smartphones at school under a bill by a state lawmaker who says the devices can interfere with ...

Health Concerns May Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G Mobile Networks, Analyst Warns  Fortune

As the wireless industry races to install thousands of new cellular sites to create super-fast 5G networks, questions about the impact of the new technology on ...

Cell phone antennae on Aurora charter school prompt controversy  Sentinel Colorado

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How to protect yourself from cell phone phishing attacks  Digital Trends

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Cellphone users warned to guard against hackers who try to hijack mobile devices  WLWT Cincinnati

Crooks have figured out ways to steal a person's phone *service*, which can lock out a physical phone.

What Is Simple Mobile, and Is It Worth It?  Tom's Guide

Simple Mobile offers discounted data plans for customers looking to save on their monthly cell phone bill. But what can you expect from the carrier?

It may soon be illegal in Tennessee to use a hand-held cellphone while driving  The Tennessean

It may soon be illegal for Tennessee drivers to talk on the phone without a hands-free device. The state Senate on Tuesday approved a ban on a 23-7 vote.

Cancer Risk and Cell Phones  Healthline

FDA officials say cell phone radiation causes brain tumors in rats but not humans. Here's what other experts think.

New tech in UK prisons can pinpoint illegal phones to an 'exact cell'  CNBC

The technology is being used to tackle the problem of mobile phone smuggling.

Facebook partners with Kiran Rao to unleash the power of mobile storytelling  Livemint

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Samsung’s foldable phone is the $1,980 Galaxy Fold  The Verge

Samsung has officially named its foldable phone today as the Galaxy Fold. It's a handset that morphs from a 7.3-inch tablet into a 4.58-inch phone, and uses a ...

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A social media post about a resurgent scam misstates the problem, but the form of fraud is very real.

Is Spectrum Mobile Worth It? What You Need to Know in 2019  Gotta Be Mobile

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Police detectors to warn mobile phone-using drivers  BBC News

Mobile phone detectors are to be used by police to find drivers using devices at the wheel. The Thames Valley and Hampshire forces are rolling out the ...

Mobile phones and social media in emerging countries: 7 things we learned  Pew Research Center

The use of smartphones and social media increased rapidly in the past decade in the United States, and these digital technologies have also become common ...

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