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As Karen nears, Department of Health introduces smartphone app for emergencies

October 4, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – Just in time for Tropical Storm Karen to make landfall this weekend, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is introducing a smartphone app to stay up to date on health and safety information throughout Mississippi during an emergency. The MS Ready app will keep you informed of breaking health emergencies and […]

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Attorney General comments on federal “mobile cramming” crackdown

June 25, 2013

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JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has joined with 39 other state and territorial attorneys general in sending comments to the U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about stopping mobile cramming, the placement of unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phones, Hood announced today. “This national problem continues to get worse,” Hood said. “We are determined to […]

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Smartphone app lets you boycott with your wallet

May 15, 2013

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The hard rock group AC/DC was definitely on to something with its hit song, “Moneytalks.” Next time you’re at the store, consider what big interests and corporations are behind your favorite dental floss or skinny jeans. According to Forbes.com, at a Netroots Nation gathering  last year, Microsoft programmer turned congressional candidate Darcy Burner unveiled a […]

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AP: T-Mobile USA acquires MetroPCS

May 2, 2013

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(AP) T-Mobile USA has closed its deal to acquire smaller rival MetroPCS. The combined company, called T-Mobile US, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker symbol “TMUS.” T-Mobile, the country’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is adding 9 million MetroPCS customers to its own 34 million. The combined company still lags No. 3 […]

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AT&T switches on Gulf Coast 4G LTE

April 30, 2013

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AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in the Gulfport and Biloxi area, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Benefits include: • LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than many other mobile Internet technologies. Customers can stream, download, upload and games faster than ever before. • LTE-compatible devices, including […]

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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

September 14, 2012

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It didn’t take long for Mississippi wireless carriers to announce their planned retail release of the new Apple iPhone 5. National providers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are prepping displays and readying for presales ahead of a September 21 release. Customers for prepaid carrier Cricket and Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless will have to wait an extra […]

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