General Topics

General topics of the telecommunications industry

FTC to the Rescue

The Federal Trade Commission reported that it has returned $6.4 billion in refunds to consumers and businesses from July 1, 2016 t []

Money back from Western Union’s settlement with the FTC - NEW DEADLINE!

Western Union reached a settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning its viol []

Tips for Communicating During an Emergency

There are several tips that you can use for communicating during an emergency Emergency Contacts You are going to need to make s []

Lifesaving Facts Everyone Should Know About 911 Emergency Services

In the United States, emergency fire, police, and medical services are accessed by dialing one simple number, “9-1-1.” But, wh []

The North American Numbering Plan

The telecommunications industry is vital to us as a nation with the amount of information being communicated increasing exponentia []

Toll-Free Numbers

In the United States, advertising you see on television, on the internet, or in print publications will often include a toll-free []

How To Sanitize Your Smartphone and Why It's So Important

Why should I clean my phone? Good question! It's easier to figure out once you think about where your phone goes on a regular bas []

Avoid Making Accidental 911 Calls on Your Wireless Phone

Accidental 911 calls is a problem especially with open faced wireless phones and older model phones. Making accidental 911 calls t []

Don't Fall for a Fake Support Phone Number Scam

In a world that is driven by technology probably everyone has had to call a customer support number at least once. Scammers are ve []

Protecting Yourself from Fraudulent Emails and Text Messages

Everyone who is connected in this digital world faces the struggle of fraudulent calls, text messages, and emails. Whether it is a []

Why Is Texting On Your Phone Dangerous While Driving?

Texting and Driving You are not allowed to engage in hand-held phone use while driving in the following states in the U.S. in 15 []

What to do when dealing with an error regarding your credit/debit card...

There are a lot of great things about having a credit card. A credit card can help you make purchases, reserve rental cars, book h []

Make The Telemarketing Sales Rules Your Tool For Success

Keeping a record of any telemarketing calls you receive is the number one way to prevent fraud. Let's face it, telemarketers, legi []

THE USE OF VERTICAL SERVICE CODES

What is a vertical service code? A vertical service code consists of a number of digits and a signal star (*) and a number sign ( []

How to protect your mobile phone from tracking?

Tracking someone's location use to consist of a person actually having to leave their home, and physically driving around or walki []

Parents, Mobile Devices and Protection Strategies

Rearing children in the modern world can be tough. Parents these days have so many concerns that they simply didn't have before. I []

The Bixby Marketplace Explained

Samsung is going to stick it out with Bixby; the South Korean company is using more resources to make the program more user-specif []

How to know if someone is spying on my phone?

There are several ways that you are going to know if someone is spying on your phone. Battery The first way is if you notice tha []

How the Huawei Ban Affects You

Huawei, from China, is the second-largest phone producer in the world. With revenues of over $100 billion dollars, it would be smo []
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