Telecommunications services

This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo shows a Verizon wireless sign in Miami. Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 22, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Jen Vargas shows the data of a recent robocall on her home phone in Orlando, Fla. Vargas has an app for her cellphone that helps locate and block fraudulent calls, although she doesn't know what to do on the home phone other than ignore those calls. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 02, 2017 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time. His Sports City Pizza Pub in Buffalo, New York, depends on customers calling to order wings, pizza and potato skins. But much of the time, it's an automated message pushing a scam . "It's getting to the point where...
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July 31, 2017 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charter, one of the largest cable companies in the U.S., says it's not interested in buying wireless carrier Sprint. Sprint, the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., is unprofitable and has a lot of debt. According to published reports , Sprint had proposed an acquisition by Charter...
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ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. MDT. AND THEREAFTER In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 photo, Twin Falls High School science teachers Ashley Moretti, left, and Candace Wright, right, use their eclipse shades to look at the sun as they pose for a portrait at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho. The district bought 11,000 pairs of solar glasses, enough for every student and staff member to view the solar eclipse Aug. 21, from Twin Falls. (Pat Sutphin/The Times-News via AP)
July 30, 2017 - 10:19 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse, when passage of the moon completely blocks out the...
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July 17, 2017 - 12:10 pm
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday. Hormuud Telecom, the country's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers...
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July 17, 2017 - 11:45 am
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday. Hormuud Telecom, the country's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers...
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July 17, 2017 - 9:51 am
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday. Hormuud Telecom, the country's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers...
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July 03, 2017 - 3:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Illinois-based Consolidated Communications and North Carolina-based FairPoint have closed on a deal that created a telecommunications company operating in 24 states, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Shareholders approved the merger on March 28 and financing has...
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In this Oct. 12, 2012, photo, provided by Mike Scanlin, small business owner Scanlin poses for a photo on the trail to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Changes in technology have made it possible for vacationing small business owners to never be out of touch, unless they decide to go to a part of the world without enough cellphone towers, bandwidth or electricity. (Courtesy of Mike Scanlin via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition. It was a calculated risk. "I felt I was going to lose customers,...
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June 21, 2017 - 6:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A telecom company in the Netherlands has teamed up with the country's traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their...
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