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Sleeping With Your Cell Phone Can Be a Fire Hazard

Did you know that you can wake up in a fiery blaze if you sleep with your cell phone? According to KDFW, that's just what happened to one 13-year-old North Texas girl.

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New Cell Phone Scam – If It Rings Once Don’t Call The Number Back

Here's a scam, there's a scam, every where a scam, scam.  It seems that every time you turn around, a new scam has surface.  Before we know it thieves will find a way to scam us for blinking.  Today's new scam involves your cell phone.  It seems this is happening around the Chicago area but it is only a matter of time before it spread so here is your heads up.

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Tragedy Strikes as Man Dies Trying to Retrieve Cell Phone From Freezing River [VIDEO]

The obsession with our phones is reaching deadly proportions.

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Amarillo City Commisioners About To Vote On Cell Phone While Driving Ban; You Have Two Chances To Contribute

Our system of government is representative and you have an opportunity to represent yourself concerning your thoughts on banning cell phones while driving in Amarillo.

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Which Cities Have the Worst Cell Phone Reception?

If you are experiencing things like dropped calls, poor reception and less than desirable download speeds, it is likely because your coverage area is in one of the following metropolitan cities with the shoddiest cell phone signals in the country.

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Do You Feel ‘Phantom’ Phone Vibrations? — Survey of the Day

As our cell phones evolve to perform more and more functions, we become more and more tethered to the devices.

In fact, our phones have become so much a part of us that the majority of people report feeling ‘phantom’ phone vibrations during times in which nobody is actually trying to contact them.

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How Dangerous Is It to Be a ‘Smartphonatic’?

People who’ve changed their shopping, banking and payment behaviors after getting a smartphone — dubbed “smartphonatics” — are changing the way we work, play and manage our money.

But are the devices themselves making us less civilized?

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Do You Suffer from ‘Cell Phone Vibration Syndrome’?

Ever had your phone on vibrate and thought it was buzzing when it really wasn’t? You’re not alone. Research suggests a lot of us have what’s been dubbed “phantom cell phone vibration syndrome.”

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Verizon Wireless Will Soon Phase Out Unlimited Data Plans — Dollars and Sense

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer who was grandfathered in with an unlimited data plan after the company eliminated the option for new customers, enjoy it while it lasts — the company will be moving you to a tiered plan soon.

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Facebook To Acquire Photosharing Site Instagram For One Billion Dollars
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FCC & Wireless Carriers Finally Working To Keep Amarillo Cell Phones Safer From Theft By Putting Them On Stolen Cell Phone Database When They Are Taken

It has traditionally been fairly easy to fence a stolen cell phone in Amarillo.  Wireless carriers make it quite simple.  If you show up with money and a phone they'll turn it on for you, no questions asked.  The big question being whether or not the phone was stolen.

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