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WNYC News

Sandy Leaves Spotty Cellphone Service Its Wake

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All the major cell phone carriers here in New York say their networks are having issues due to Sandy

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WNYC News

FCC, Cellphone Companies Work Together to Deter Cellphone Theft

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission and cellphone companies are working together to make it difficult to use a stolen cellphone.

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The Takeaway

Listener Responses: Cell Phone Ban for Drivers

Thursday, December 15, 2011

On Wednesday we heard from NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman about a recommendation by the U.S. Safety Board for a national ban on cell phone use while driving. The recommendation states that all states should ban cell phone use for drivers. We got a lot of listener response to the segment. We asked two listeners to join us on the show to talk about their reactions.

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The Takeaway

NTSB Chairman on Cellphone Ban for Drivers

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board released recommendations on Tuesday for a national ban on cellphone use while driving. The ban would also urge states to prevent drivers from using hand-held devices. It is said to be one of the most far-reaching efforts to date. "Every year, new devices are being released," NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said. "People are tempted to update their Facebook page, they are tempted to tweet, as if sitting at a desk. But they are driving a car."

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