911 Wireless Services
December 5, 2014 (Updated)
The number of 911 calls placed by people using wireless phones has significantly increased in...
Wireless Devices and Health Concerns
March 12, 2014 (Updated)
Current Exposure Limits While there is no federally developed national standard for safe levels...
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,...
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
February 4, 2015 (Updated)
Consumers sometimes find various charges and items on their monthly wireline or wireless...
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...
Protecting Your Wireless Network
May 20, 2011 (Published)
Benefits and Risks of a Wireless Network Many consumers and small businesses use wireless (Wi-Fi)...
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) For Cell Phones: What It Means For You
March 12, 2014 (Reviewed)
Background There is considerable confusion and misunderstanding about the meaning of the maximum...