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My AT&T Phone Isn't Insured After All

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Justin's phone is stolen. But no worries -- he has insurance. Oh wait, no he doesn't. Is he out of luck?

The Amazing Thing That Happened When I Locked My Cell Phone In My Car

Teresa Kindred | Posted 12.19.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I was mad that my cell phone was locked in my car. I couldn't scroll Facebook or other social media. I couldn't check my email. I couldn't even call someone or text without asking to borrow a phone. Without my cell phone I felt like I was sitting in that restaurant stark naked and I didn't like it one bit.

Exposing One of the Largest Accounting Scandals in American History

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Why is America not in the Top 20 in the world in wired or wireless broadband speeds? Why are America's communications prices higher than many other countries? Why is there no serious competition -- and how do we fix this mess?

Verizon Files a 'Me Too' Objection with the FCC: Block Kushnick's Access to the Special Access Data

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The FCC is finally making available a database of collected information about special access lines and services, which, according to the FCC, has hit $40 billion in revenues.

Why I Broke Up With My Smartphone Today

David Wygant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

Wherever we go, whenever we're waiting anywhere, we're constantly looking at our phones. Whether it's checking out some narcissistic comment on Facebook, or somebody's selfie on Instagram.

Should AT&T Refund Mom's Phone?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

This is one of those situations where the company is both right and wrong. It correctly charged your parents for their service, but it also failed to adequately disclose all the terms of the contract to two octogenarians.

Lebanese Journalists Union Elections: Rerun, Rehash, Rejection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The campaign's aim is to change the makeup of the very clubby syndicate that benefits only a handful of its executives, some members and quite a few flunkies. It's headed by the just-re-elected Elias Aoun.

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

This Is The Pathetic Desperation You Feel When Your Phone Is About To Die

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.31.2015 | Comedy

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The International WiFi Struggle

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

It all sounds trivial, but I've made friends with Germans in Amsterdam, bonded with Kiwis in Copenhagen and gotten to know Brits in Madrid all because we were trying to figure out how to log in to the hostel's WiFi.

Home Alone

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.

Verizon New York Lost $2.5 Billion in Just 2014, and that Might be the Good News

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon New York's Annual Report for 2014 has just come out and it is a page turner. Let me start with some facts and then answer two questions -- How did Verizon New York lose billions in 2014? Isn't FiOS, Verizon's fiber optic service, profitable?

Mom's the Word for Kitty

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.

Innovation at Its Finest

Ivo Lukas | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

I'm so glad that mobile is on the forefront. Again, mobile isn't something brand new - it has been around for a while, from the StarTAC to pagers, to the first iPhone. Technology is everywhere today.

Your Phone Is Germier Than You Could Ever Imagine

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Sorry, germaphobes!

Time Warner Cable's High-Speed Internet 97 Percent Profit Margin is a Big, Bright Red Flag; Critics Rebuked.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In the previous article, I laid out excerpts of Time Warner Cable's SEC-filed 2013 Annual Report which detailed TWC's profit margin (revenues minus ex...

Investigate Time Warner and Comcast's "Social Contract" on America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Besides the fact that you can never, ever get the advertised price, or that the bill now includes a collection of made up fees and pass-through taxes, there are also a host of related issues that surround the sale and promotion of these services.

Siri Would Be The Worst Waitress Ever

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy

Talking to someone who doesn't understand you can be frustrating, but putting that person in charge of your food could be the worst decision you ever ...

The Day My Cell Phone Drowned

Jean Carnahan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Jean Carnahan

My iPhone and I have been inseparable for years. I call him Kenny. When I stepped into the bathtub, Kenny leaped in before I could restrain him. I cried out, 'No, no, don't do that! You have so much to live for.' But he couldn't turn back. He gurgled, gasped and sank.

How to Connect With Busy People

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Sometimes it's the luck of the draw, but sometimes the request is made ineffectively, wasting the time of someone who doesn't have much to waste. Here are some tips for successfully reaching busy people.

If Your Significant Other Was Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women

In this day and age, most are a little guilty of being a bit over attached to their smartphones. But sometimes, it's easy to forget how ridiculous...

4 Ways To Get To Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

| Posted 07.28.2014 | Teen

by Danielle Jackson Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the possibility o...

Phone Booths Exist And The New York Times Is On It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology

This tongue-in-cheek tease for a story about an Arkansas town that decided to repair a broken phone booth appeared in Saturday's New York Times. The n...

Verizon New York's Multiple Financial Books Reveal "Black Hole Revenues".

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Follow the Money" Trail of Verizon's Affiliates Exposes a Financial Shell Game. Part VII in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnec...

My Friends Are Checking Out

Jo Laird | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Yes, it's a good idea to take a vacation off the grid this summer. Enjoy every single minute of it. And, once you get home, figure out a way to take some hops, every day, off the grid.