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

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 safety alerts in real time ...

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Attorney General comments on federal "mobile cramming" crackdown

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 help wipe it out.” Like ...

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Smartphone app lets you boycott with your wallet

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 smartphone application that scans bar ...

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AP: T-Mobile USA acquires MetroPCS

(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 Sprint Nextel in size. Under ...

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AT&T switches on Gulf Coast 4G LTE

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 new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones ...

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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

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 week. Both companies have set ...

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BancorpSouth closes offering; BancorpSouth Insurance launches app

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has closed an underwritten public offering of 10,952,381 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.50 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering, before expenses, were $109.3 million. The proceeds from the offering will be used by the financial institution for general corporate purposes, including to maintain certain capital levels ...

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Presley's office eyeing wireless carriers

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley’s office has begun random checks of wireless phone retailers to ensure compliance with the Consumer Code for Wireless Service. PSC regulations require designated wireless companies comply with the code, which provides consumer rights at the point of purchase such as a 14-day trial period, the availability of a map detailing ...

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J.D. Power: Smartphone performance declining

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — As the number of smartphone customers has continued to grow during the past six months, call quality performance has declined during that same period of time, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study—Volume 1 released Feb. 17. The semiannual study measures wireless call quality, based on seven problem areas that ...

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