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11 months 2 weeks ago

FCC votes to cap, slash prison phone rates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission has approved limits on rates that prison inmates pay to make phone calls. The FCC voted 2-1 Friday -- a decade after inmates' families asked for action. The vote caps interstate phone call rates at 21 cents a minute for debit or prepaid...

2 years 6 months ago

Gadget ATM turns old phone into cash

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is all about the latest smartphones, tablet computers and other devices. But what about the old gadgets? Don't they get any love? Actually, one machine at the show is designed to help recycle gadgets, giving old phones...

2 years 10 months ago

Phone service outage at Canon City Hospital

St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City is experiencing a major phone outage Thursday afternoon. All incoming callers are hearing a busy signal. The hospital's telecommunications team is working diligently to get the phone system fixed as soon as possible. It is unknown how long this outage will last. A...

2 years 11 months ago

Verizon workers strike

A union official says thousands of striking workers are joining picket lines and rallies at Verizon work locations from Massachusetts to Virginia. A Communications Workers of America spokesman Robert Master says about 75 workers showed up at Verizon's headquarters in Manhattan on Monday morning. He says picket lines...

3 years 4 months ago

AT&T offers free calls to Japan

AT&T has announced free text and international long distance service to Japan through the end of the month for its wireless customers. Effective through March 31, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for: International long distance usage from the United States and Puerto Rico to...

3 years 9 months ago

Company demonstrates communications balloon

Space Data Corporation showed off some interesting technology in Colorado Springs Wednesday. Workers inflated a balloon that carries radio gear into the sky. The technology, which has already been used in Afghanistan, allows people on the ground to bounce a signal off the balloon's repeater and allow easy communication...

4 years 2 days ago

Phone book recycling now available in Pueblo

Three organizations have joined together for a phone book recycling program in Pueblo. The Pueblo City-County Health Department, C&C Disposal, and Dex Directory TM are accepting old phonebooks until September 15, at six public drop-off sites located in the City and County. Drop off phone books at the following...

4 years 1 month ago

iPhone sales brisk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone is seling briskly around the world. Thousands have been lining up outside stores to snag one -- amid concerns of supply shortages. Some stores -- including ones in Tokyo, Miami and San Francisco -- sold out within hours as the iPhone 4...

4 years 5 months ago

Pueblo County reports 911 issues

An electrical problem caused problems around 9:30 Friday morning at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Communications Center, which caused phones to stop working, including incoming 911 calls. Emergency calls were then routed to the Pueblo City Communications Center, a separate facility at the Pueblo Police Department. Citizens are asked...

4 years 6 months ago

Apps call, but will your phone answer?

The buzz at the International Consumer Electronics Show surrounding powerful new mobile phones and the rich programs that can run on them obscures a profound frustration for many users: They don't make that app for my phone. Mobile software executives and analysts said this week that the large...

4 years 10 months ago

Is your phone spying on you?

Most of us carry one. Now the hand-held technology we all rely on is under attack by a flood of covert, internet software designed to use your cell phone against you. The cell phone hi-jacking websites, thousands of them, are easy to find and promise the user easy access...

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