Tag Archive: Calls


The EFF calls out Google for privacy issues in the EDU sector but the school districts need educated, too

Chromebooks for education is an excellent program, but it looks like the educators need a little more teaching when it comes to getting started.

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has renewed their charge against Google, Microsoft, and Apple for the way student privacy is handled in their respective educational markets. They say “Students and their families are backed into a corner.”

As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud  [Read More…]

Moto G5 Plus can’t make emergency calls on Verizon’s VoLTE service

Lenovo has offered a temporary solution, with a software update fix coming next week.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus running on Verizon’s network, this news is for you. In a recent post on Lenovo’s support forum, the company says it has identified a software issue that affects the Moto G5 Plus’ ability to connect to 911 emergency services when using Verizon’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.

Obviously, this is a pretty big safety concern that  [Read More…]

Google Duo gets updated with audio calls for everyone

Back in August, Google says that its standalone video-chat app Duo will be getting audio calls soon. However, the search giant didn’t provide an exact date. Now, after 7 months of waiting Google is finally rolling out for Audio calls for its Duo app for users worldwide. The announcement was made by Google’s Head for […]

T-Mobile is moving to identify and block all scam calls

You may start receiving fewer scam and spam calls starting April 5 if you’re a T-Mobile customer.

T-Mobile is making it harder for spammers, scammers and other malevolents from getting customers to raise their phones to their ears.

The company is rolling out a behind-the-scenes update called Scam ID that will automatically block calls it deems to be malicious, based on “an advanced global database of tens of thousands of known scammer numbers.”

The database is kept  [Read More…]

Deal: Unlimited Calls, Text and 2GB of 4G LTE data for $11.67 per month

Right now, Mint SIM has an amazing deal on high-speed 4G LTE data in the U.S.!

In the U.S., between the Big Four carriers, it’s become a game of race to the top — with that top being unlimited data.

But most people don’t need unlimited data. In fact, most Americans don’t use more than a couple of gigabytes per month, and even the top percentage rarely go over 10GB. 1

That’s why Mint SIM is such  [Read More…]

Next-gen Amazon Alexa-enabled devices will be able to make phone calls, act as intercoms

Amazon’s Echo connected speaker proved to be surprisingly popular with consumers across the globe. To such an extent that Echo alternatives soon started popping up, the Google Home being among the most notable. While companies like Samsung are only now entertaining the idea of a connected speaker complete with a virtual assistant, Amazon is apparently […]

Project Fi subscribers will get LTE calls soon

Are you a Project Fi subscriber? If that’s the case, we have a piece of good news we want to share with you. Google announced that for the past few weeks it has been testing Voice over LTE (VoLTE) calls for select users of Project Fi. The most noticeable benefit consumers will experience with VoLTE […]

You may soon be able to use Google Home or Amazon Echo to make phone calls

Hey Alexa, get me the operator!

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that both Google and Amazon are looking into ways to add phone call functionality — remember that? — to the Home and Echo, respectively.

The tech giants could launch the feature this year, the people said — but the effort is hung up over concerns about privacy, telecom regulations and emergency services. And they are aware of the inherent awkwardness of having phone conversations on a speaker.

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Verizon starts redirecting outgoing calls for Note 7 holdouts

Verizon is taking additional measures to retrieve the Note 7.

Earlier this month, Samsung announced that it recovered over 96% of Note 7 devices sold in the U.S. With the carriers issuing updates to effectively brick the phone, most customers that have bought the device have returned it to Samsung. However, Verizon has revealed to Fortune that “thousands” of its customers are still using the device, posing a legitimate safety risk:

In spite of our best  [Read More…]

AT&T’s new Call Protect service will shield you from fraudulent calls

AT&T unveiled a new service this week, called AT&T Call Protect which aims to shield users from the threat of spam calls. The system is capable of identifying specific fraudulent numbers and will either put them through with a warningor block them directly. AT&T explains the new “automatic fraud blocking” feature is meant to reduce