Posts tagged as: Texting

NYC And San Francisco Now Have Text To 9-1-1 Service

You can now contact emergency dispatchers in New York City and San Francisco by texting 911. The service is intended primarily for the deaf, hard of hearing, and survivors of domestic violence.  It also for times when a medical emergency arises that renders the person incapable of speaking  For the rest of us, a voice […]

Arkansas Strengths Cell Phone Use While Driving Laws

New Arkansas’s laws go into effect today; Wednesday, July 23, which strengthen restrictions on driving while using a cell phone. the new law expanded the definition of texting now includes instant messaging and electronic data retrieval. It doesn’t allow anyone under 18 to use a cell phone while driving, even via a hands-free device. Drivers […]

IDT Offers OTT Messaging Service to Carriers

IDT today announced IDT Messaging, an over-the-top messaging service the company hopes to sell to wireless network operators. IDT is pitching its messaging service as a way for carriers to reel back in customers who’ve left traditional texting plans in favor of third-party OTT apps, such as WhatsApp, Viber, and others. IDT says its messaging […]

AT&T Steps Up Anti-Texting-While-Driving Campaign

AT&T today escalated its attempts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving. AT&T is lauching a new campaign, which will encompass advertisements, educational sessions, videos, applications, and more, in order to color texting while driving with the same negative stigma as drinking and driving. AT&T plainly states that its goal is to […]

AT&T and Verizon Have Made Calling, Texting Japan Free

AT&T on Monday said it has made calling and texting to Japan free effective as of Friday, March 11 and until March 31. At the same time, Verizon is waiving fees for calls to Japan until April 10, again since Friday. This includes calling and texting, with AT&T’s US and Puerto Rico customers having free […]

Make Your Cell a Safecell

SAFECELLapp has launched, designed to be the most advanced iPhone application on the market to address the growing problem of distracted driving. SAFECELLapp is a mobile application that provides a solution to keep you safe and legal by warning you of local no-text and no-cell rules, alerts drivers entering known school zones, and pays safe […]

Iowa First in Nation to Go Live with Text to 9-1-1

The Black Hawk County Iowa 9-1-1 Service Board today announced that the Black Hawk Consolidated Public Safety Communications Center can receive text messages from select wireless subscribers in the county. The call center successfully completed the text trial this past June and is now the first 9-1-1 Call Center in the country able to receive […]

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