Consumer Guide to TracFone Phone Unlocking Program
September 1, 2015 (Published)
Millions of consumers use pre-paid cellphones through TracFone and its brands. The company has...
Lifeline: Affordable Telephone Service for Income-Eligible Subscribers
May 16, 2011 (Published)
Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides a discount on monthly telephone service...
Lifeline: Promoting Telephone Subscribership on Tribal Lands...
May 10, 2011 (Published)
Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for...
Cable System Encryption
September 29, 2014 (Updated)
Background The Commission recently decided that cable operators with all-digital systems may...
Common Carrier Filing Requirements - Information for Firms Providing Telecommunications Services
August 26, 2015 (Published)
Most filing requirements are detailed in the Federal Communications Commission ("Commission") Rules...
How To File A FOIA Request
May 12, 2011 (Published)
To make a FOIA request pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 0.461, you have several options: You may submit...
What Is a Toll Free Number and How Does it Work?
August 5, 2015 (Updated)
Toll free numbers are numbers that begin with one of the following three-digit codes: 800, 888,...
Form 323 Workshop Registration
July 30, 2015 (Published)
MEDIA BUREAU WORKSHOP ON ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE FCC’S FORM 323 DATA Commission Meeting...
Telecommunications FAQs for Travelers to Cuba
July 2, 2015 (Published)
Will my U.S. mobile phone work in Cuba? Not in most cases. Although many non-U.S. international...
Smart Device Theft Prevention Toolkit for Law Enforcement
March 9, 2015 (Published)
The FCC is committed to helping local law enforcement officials address the smart device theft...
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