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US Supreme Court: ‘Let’s Call a Friend’

At its conference on March 20th, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to grant certiorari (the so-called “Rule of 4”) in two key cases dealing with the Telecom Act, and specifically with the interplay between Section 253 and Section 332(c).

These cases, Level 3 v. St. Louis and Sprint v. County of San Diego, address . . . → Read More: US Supreme Court: ‘Let’s Call a Friend’

Legal

DOJ: 4th Amendment Should Not Apply to Cell Phone Records

Should cell phone tower data be made available to law enforcement without a warrant? That what the US Department of Justice (DOJ) would like to see.

In an appeal filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, the DOJ says it should have the the authority to compel wireless carriers to provide cell phone . . . → Read More: DOJ: 4th Amendment Should Not Apply to Cell Phone Records

AT&T Wireless

Traffic, Talking, and Early Termination

Several recent articles have appeared linking cell phone usage while driving (or merely walking on the streets) to a higher rate of traffic-related deaths.

In an article titled, “Danger of Cell Phone Use: While Walking Or Driving, Cell Phones Increase Traffic, Pedestrian Fatalities” published in Science Daily on March 8, 2009, several new studies . . . → Read More: Traffic, Talking, and Early Termination

Site Planning

T-Mobile Gunning for MetroPCS and Cricket?

In what seems like a frontal assult on MetroPCS and Cricket, T-Mobile has quietly rolled-out a customer loyalty program: If you’ve been with T-Mobile for at least 22 months, you can signup for a $50/month nationwide voice service.

This type of pricing would be an interesting run on MetroPCS and Cricket, which offer all-you-can-eat fixed . . . → Read More: T-Mobile Gunning for MetroPCS and Cricket?