Written by administrator on August 3rd, 2012
Slow Internet, Dropped Calls Top Cell Phone Complaints
News from PC Magazine:
Telemarketers, spam messages, apps that crash – the list of cell phone annoyances can go on and on. But according to a new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, some of the most common cell phone complaints include slow download speeds and dropped calls, among other things.
The survey of 2,254 adults, conducted from March 15 to April 3, found that 77 percent of people who use the Internet on their phone experience slow download speeds that prevent them from loading things as quickly as they would have liked. Forty-six percent said they stare at a slow-loading screen on their phone at least weekly.
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Judge overturns Chapel Hill cellphone ban
News from News & Observer:
DURHAM — Chapel Hill’s mayor and town council will regroup after a judge overturned the town’s new rules outlawing all cellphone use while driving and regulating towing.
Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson ruled Thursday that Chapel Hill’s ban on both handheld and hands-free cellphone calls was pre-empted by the legislature, which already regulates the use of cellphone while driving.
Hudson also ruled that Chapel Hill’s towing ordinance constituted “regulating trade” and therefore is unconstitutional under the state’s laws. The town had set fees and required tow truck companies to accept credit cards and report all tows to the town, among other measures, in response to complaints about “predatory towing” downtown.
Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and the Town Council will now consider drafting a new towing ordinance in line with Hudson’s order. The town could also decide to appeal the judge’s decision.
Former Town Council member Joe Capowski, who helped champion the cellphone ban, said Thursday’s ruling belies the dangers of talking and driving.
“Nothing that happened in that courtroom this morning changed the fact that driving while talking on a cellphone is as dangerous as drunk driving,” he said. “It is going to get banned, just like drunk driving is banned, but not before a lot of…………… continues on News & Observer