Cell Phones

What the Tech? How to Prepare for Data Disruptions

You never fully realize what life would be like with no internet and no cellular service until it happens. That’s what happened to thousands of AT&T customers in the southeast. The Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee happened just outside a large AT&T data center, knocking out service of both the internet and cellular service for customers in parts…

U.S. Regulators Aim to Keep The Ban On In-flight Phone Calls

Federal regulators aim to maintain the ban on in-flight cellular calls. The Federal Communications Commission is looking to kill an effort it started in 2013 to give airlines the option of installing on-board cellular equipment for calls and other services. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appears to have enough votes to axe that plan, which he considers “ill-conceived.” Pei says keeping…