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ALAN TURNER — Are smart phones making us dumber?

Twenty years ago, you would have noticed almost no one carrying, texting, or speaking on a cell phone. That’s because there weren’t many around. Today, try and find someone who doesn’t have a cell phone. That would be like searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. For better or worse, we’re all “tethered” to those phones that live in ...

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Lawmakers approve phone-deregulation legislation

JACKSON — Mississippi would lose most of its remaining regulatory authority over AT&T under a bill the House gave final passage Monday. Telephone service in Mississippi was mostly deregulated in 2006, ending the Public Service Commission’s traditional power to set rates. House Bill 825 would remove the commission’s remaining ratemaking authority over 30,000 local-only landlines. The measure would also end ...

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C Spire rolls out new offering for holidays

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless has rolled out the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Android touchscreen smartphone. The Xperia PLAY combines PlayStation Certified gaming with the advanced features, apps and capabilities of an Android touchscreen smartphone. Powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile operating system, the device comes pre-loaded with seven game titles, including Madden NFL 11 (EA Sports), Bruce Lee ...

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C Spire: 50,000-plus already sign up for new rewards

RIDGELAND — C Spire Wireless reports more than 50,000 wireless users have signed up to participate in its new rewards program, earning more than three million points, in the first few weeks of launch. C Spire’s Percs program allows both customers and prospective customers to access a variety of rewards by using their phones and interacting with the C Spire ...

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