Tag: cell phone

  Ongoing efforts by the FTC and its federal and state partners to stop mobile cramming have resulted in a whopping $105 million dollar settlement with AT&T – the biggest to date with a prominent mobile phone carrier. Even better...

You just bought the latest smartphone. You loaded all your favorite apps — online banking, GPS, even an app to track your health.But now your phone is full of information about you — how much money you have, where you are and whether you...

A good shopping buddy has a sharp eye, knows the lay of the land, and can find the best deals on the products you want. A great shopping buddy might even share coupons with you.Millions of people have found new shopping buddies − their...

A good shopping buddy has a sharp eye, knows the lay of the land, and can find the best deals on the products you want. A great shopping buddy might even share coupons with you. Millions of people have found new shopping buddies — their...

Chances are you have a mobile phone – according to a Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project survey, almost 90 percent of us do. And like most of us, you may not pore over every line on your monthly phone bill to understand...

Could your mobile carrier be hiding third-party charges on your phone bill that you never authorized? The FTC has alleged that T-Mobile has done just that.The agency says that T-Mobile charged consumers not only for regular phone services, but...

OK, it’s not really Check Your Phone Bill Day. But how about checking your wireless phone bill anyway? Pull it up online, dig out your paper copy, or if you don’t get a detailed bill from your phone company, go ahead and ask for one (we’ll wait)....

Thinking of recycling an old cell phone in honor of Earth Day? Before you do, you’ll want to delete any personal information stored on the device. That way, your emails, text messages, contacts, photos, and other personal information won...

Thinking of upgrading to a new mobile phone or device? Maybe returning one that didn’t work out for you? It’s important to delete any personal information you stored on the device. How to Remove Personal Information Checking Twice...

People have long complained about unauthorized charges — cramming — on the bills for their landlines. The FTC has responded loudly and clearly, bringing more than 30 cases, getting tens of millions of dollars back for consumers, and advocating for...

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