Phone company

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein sues phone company over international fraudulent calls

Fraudulent call spoofing the bank’s phone number (Photo: Celeste Smith RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Attorney General Josh Stein is suing a telephone service provider for allegedly facilitating illegal and fraudulent telemarketing calls. Stein today announced a lawsuit against Articul8 and its owner Paul K. Talbot of Texas for allegedly violating the telemarketing sales rule. According […]

Phone sales

Phone sales peaked five years ago

Monday, January 24, 2022, 10:46 a.m.Article: digital In 2016, the industry shipped just under 1.5 billion phones. By 2020, that figure had fallen to less than 1.3 billion. Last year’s figures are not yet available. Early indications are that the 2021 tally will be slightly lower than 2020. Gartner says the drop was due to […]

Phone company

Blake Pontchartrain: The Story of Radiofone, a New Orleans Mobile Phone Company | Blake Pontchartrain | Weekly Gambit

Hi Blake, My first cell phone in the 1990s was from Radiofone. Was it the first local mobile phone company? What is his story ? Dear reader, Brothers Larry and James Donald Garvey were among the pioneers of mobile telecommunications in the New Orleans area when they founded Radiofone in 1958. According to The Times-Picayune, […]

Phone stores

Two men accused of robbing several mobile phone shops

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) — Two Toledo men have been arrested and face aggravated robbery charges after police say they were responsible for the robbery of multiple cell phone stores. Police were called to the Metro PCS store in the 3100 block of Cherry on Monday afternoon for a robbery. They determined that two black men […]