What Is a Toll-Free Number and How Does it Work?
April 3, 2014 (Updated)
Background Toll free numbers are numbers that begin with one of the following three-digit codes...
License Renewal Applications for Radio Broadcast Stations
June 18, 2014 (Reviewed)
FAQ on Proposals to Expand Consumer Access to Inflight Mobile Services
May 25, 2011 (Published)
Q: What has the FCC proposed? The FCC has proposed rules that, if adopted, would give airline...
Understanding Wireless Telephone Coverage Areas
October 17, 2014 (Updated)
Background Wireless telephones work by communicating via radio waves using a system of base...
Use of TTY Devices with Digital Wireless Phones
January 5, 2015 (Reviewed)
Text telephone devices (TTYs or TDDs) are used by people with hearing or speech disabilities to...
Understanding Your Telephone Bill
March 31, 2014 (Updated)
Background Consumers are sometimes confused by the various charges and items on their monthly...
Avoiding Bill Shock on Your Mobile Phone
December 30, 2014 (Updated)
Without automatic usage alerts, it can be hard to know when you're running up a high wireless bill...
Unauthorized Equipment Sold on the Internet and in Publications
March 31, 2014 (Reviewed)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) receives many complaints about alleged illegal (non-...
The FCC's Payola Rules
February 24, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background Federal law and FCC rules require that employees of broadcast stations, program...
Protecting Your Wireless Network
May 20, 2011 (Published)
Benefits and Risks of a Wireless Network Many consumers and small businesses use wireless (Wi-Fi)...