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Cell Phones

Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

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After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless is dropping a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards. Full story...
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Local drivers doubt cell phone ban while driving

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video The National Transportation Safety Board says after completing its investigation into a deadly car crash in Missouri, it found that texting caused the accident that killed two people and injured 38 others. The NTSB is now recommending that every state ban the use of cell phones, hand-held or hands free, behind the wheel. Drivers in Wilmington say they don’t think it will work. Full story...
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NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

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Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: New study says cellphone radiation levels exceed 'safe' limits for adults and children

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A government test used to measure the radiation people absorb from their cellphones might underestimate the levels to which most adults and children are exposed, according to a group of doctors and researchers whose stated mission is to promote awareness of environmental health risks they believe may be linked to cancer. Full story...
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MS woman accused of cell phone fraud in NC

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A Mississippi woman has been charged in a cell phone scheme in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC town considers ban on cell phones while driving

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Chapel Hill town officials are tired of waiting for the state to decide whether to ban cell phone use while driving and will take up the question themselves. Full story...
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Triangle to get new area code

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North Carolina's booming population and the proliferation of cell phones mean people calling numbers in the Research Triangle region are going to have to get used to some new digits. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: So much for transparency; New Hanover County Commissioners able to conduct county business in secret

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videoWe discovered a disturbing loophole this week in New Hanover County policy that's allowing County Commissioners to conduct county business in secret on their county cell phone with no accountability. Full story...
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Mobile providers launching new products, faster network

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video New technology is all around us, and 2011 promises gadgets everyone will want to have. With those devices, many consumers may find they have a need for speed. Full story...
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NC court bans cell phones after stun gun confusion

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A ban on cell phones is in effect at a North Carolina courthouse after deputies confiscated about two dozen look-alike stun guns. Full story...
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