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FCC

US Court of Appeals – No decision on FCC’s emergency power rules

On July 8, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to act on the CTIA’s request to block the FCC rules on emergency power of telecom sites (including cell sites).

From the order:

RANDOLPH, Circuit Judge: Hurricane Katrina exposed several weaknesses in the Gulf Coast’s communications infrastructure, among which was the loss of . . . → Read More: US Court of Appeals – No decision on FCC’s emergency power rules

AT&T Wireless

It’s all about the iPhone, baby!

Okay, there, I’ve created a post about the iPhone 3G. I guess I had to.

Alright, it’s great technology.

Yeah, it’s a hip device.

Sure, the new one is cheaper than the original, but isn’t that always the case?

Uh, huh, there are many new features (including what appears to be a very smart GPS . . . → Read More: It’s all about the iPhone, baby!

Legal

T-Mobile’s Plan to Construct A Cemetery Cell Dies

T-Mobile’s plans to construct a new cell site at an old cemetery in Stoneham, MA have died. Omnipoint Communications, T-Mobile’s parent proposed an 80-foot tower in St. Patrick Parish’s cemetery at Broadway and MacArthur Road. See the Google Street View map below for a photo. View a Google Street Map of the Site

According to . . . → Read More: T-Mobile’s Plan to Construct A Cemetery Cell Dies

AT&T Wireless

Hands Free Comes to the Golden State

Welcome to California. Now put down the cell phone when you’re driving. That law is now in effect here in the Golden State. No warning period; just get a ticket.

Now that this law is in effect, if you are in a fatal accident (with other than you being the fatality), you can be charged . . . → Read More: Hands Free Comes to the Golden State

General

“Can you find me now? Good! Can You Find Me Now? Good!”

ACLU And EFF Sue Justice Department To Uncover Records Of Cell Phone Tracking (7/1/2008)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org

WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a lawsuit today urging a federal court to order the Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over records related to . . . → Read More: “Can you find me now? Good! Can You Find Me Now? Good!”

T-Mobile

Itll cst u mor 2 txt on tmbl

T-Mob is razing noplan txting fe on 8-29. The nu chg is 20 cts pr msg if u go ovr the alotd nbr of msgs in ur bse plan. O joy.

jlk

General

Tower Climbing: The Most Deadly Job in the US

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (with additional data from WirelessEstimator.com), the Discovery Channel has it all wrong: The deadliest job in the U.S. isn’t fishing; it’s tower climbing.

As reported in the July 7, 2008 edition of RCR news, the top three deadliest jobs are:

#1 Tower erectors/climbers: 183.6 deaths per 100,000 (18 . . . → Read More: Tower Climbing: The Most Deadly Job in the US

Legal

Does your cell phone give away your location?

That’s a common question, and the simple answer is, ‘sometimes yes; sometime no.’

Cell phones regularly transmit update information back to the mobile telephone switching office (MTSO). This data is sent when you turn on your phone, at regular intervals while the phone is turned on but not in use, and when you turn off . . . → Read More: Does your cell phone give away your location?