Verizon Wireless

In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont's Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, file)

4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, […]

05/20/2014

An Apple employee demonstrates the new iPad Mini in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

New version of iPad Mini now on sale

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest version of Apple’s iPad Mini is going on sale. The new Mini is the first version of the smaller iPad to feature a high-resolution display that Apple calls Retina. […]

11/12/2013

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart to launch smartphone trade-in program

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is launching a smartphone trade-in program later this month that will help consumers trade up to the newest phones available. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that consumers […]

09/10/2013

People walk by a branch of Vodafone in central London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Verizon reclaims US wireless stake for $130B

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon will own its wireless business outright after agreeing Monday to pay $130 billion for the 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone. The buyout, the […]

09/02/2013

NextG pays over Malibu fire linked to fallen poles

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A phone company has agreed to pay $14.5 million over a 3,800-acre Malibu Canyon wildfire blamed on allegedly overloaded utility poles blown down by Santa Ana winds.

02/23/2013

Apple: iPhone 5 orders topped 2M in 24 hours

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in their first 24 hours, more than double the amount of its predecessor over the same period. Apple started taking iPhone 5 orders […]

09/17/2012

$12 M settlement in 2007 Malibu Fire

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The state Public Utilities Commission today approved a $12 million settlement agreement with three telecommunications companies over the ignition of the 2007 Malibu Canyon Fire. The 3,836-acre wildfire roared down Malibu […]

09/13/2012

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