cell phones

3:06 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Cellular Disruption Causes West Tennessee Residents to Dial 911 Alternatives

Credit tnema.org

A problem with mobile phone routing is requiring west Tennessee residents to dial a new, 10-digit number in an emergency instead of  911.

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1:59 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Paducah Artist Exhibits Mobile Phone Photography at Tribeca Gallery

Paducah photographer C. Todd Birdsong showcases his work at Tribeca Restaurant's gallery through August 3 in downtown Paducah. On Sounds Good, he speaks with Kate Lochte about his work in the medium of mobile phone photography and his take on observing both beautiful moments and the every day through the modern lens.

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7:54 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Public Service Commision to Reveal New Area Code Plan

Kentucky’s Public Service Commission will announce today whether or not it will create a new area code for the western part of the Commonwealth. The cell phone boom has resulted in using nearly all of the numbers available with the current 270 area code. The new area code would be designated as 364.

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8:40 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Cell Phone Scams Double in IL

A consumer advocacy groups says scams adding charges to people’s cell phone bills have almost doubled in Illinois this past year.  The Citizens Utility Board says scammers target cell users as wireless communication increases and new laws forbid cramming land lines. Cramming refers to third-party charges added to customers’ bills for services they never ordered.

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Driving Laws
4:14 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

New Cell Phone Laws in Effect for Illinois Drivers


Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to stay off their cell phones. Governor Pat Quinn has signed four new laws aimed at making state roadways safer. Three of them confront the problem of drivers becoming distracted by talking and texting on their cell phones. 

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Illinois Government
9:22 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Bill to Ban Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes is Headed to Quinn's Desk


The flashing lights of a parked ambulance or other emergency vehicle may soon be a sign for Illinois drivers to hang up the phone.  

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