Sony's PlayStation Phone Comes to Verizon on May 26

Sony's PlayStation Phone Comes to Verizon on May 26

PlayStation fans, take heart. Your need to game on the run could be satisfied on May 26, the U.S. launch date for Sony’s Xperia Play smart phone–a.k.a. the Playstation Phone. [More]

The President Will Text You When Terrorists Attack

The President Will Text You When Terrorists Attack

America’s TVs and radios have the Emergency Alert System to notify people of dire local and national situations. Soon, your cell phone will act as a portable alarm for danger, too. [More]

Verizon Pays FCC $25 Million, Credits Customers With $52.8
Million For False Data Charges

Verizon Pays FCC $25 Million, Credits Customers With $52.8 Million For False Data Charges

Despite earlier reports that Verizon would refund $90 million to customers it overcharged for data use on cell phones, the cell phone company revealed it’s paying $25 million in fines to the Federal Communications Commission and crediting only $52.8 million to customers. [More]

Verizon Will Refund False Data Charges To 15 Million Customers

Verizon Will Refund False Data Charges To 15 Million Customers

It stings enough to pay inflated monthly charges to cell phone companies, but it’s far worse when your device doesn’t let you access the network you’re paying for. [More]

Sprint Said It Would Refund $10 Fee For TV On My Phone, Changes Mind

Sprint Said It Would Refund $10 Fee For TV On My Phone, Changes Mind

William says A Sprint customer service rep assured him his current plan would let him watch premium TV channels from his phone. When he couldn’t access those channels, he checked with Sprint again and says he was told to accept a $10 monthly service charge to get the channels and the company would reimburse him. [More]

Facebook Making A Phone Of Its Own

Facebook Making A Phone Of Its Own

Somewhere in the secret Facebook labs, a plan was enacted to create a phone to battle the likes of the iPhone and Droid. The company has reportedly contracted with a third party to get rolling on the until-now secret device, which could be out by the holidays this year. Or not. [More]

How To Trick Verizon's Website Into Cutting $30 Off Phone Cost

How To Trick Verizon's Website Into Cutting $30 Off Phone Cost

Rob stumbled onto a secret maneuver that could save potential Verizon customers $30 on a phone upgrade. You just need to go through the motions of setting up a plan and selecting a phone then try to close the browser. [More]

Is The Droid 2 A Signal-squandering, Battery-Sapping Dud?

Is The Droid 2 A Signal-squandering, Battery-Sapping Dud?

Tech blogs and forums have been ablaze over perceived Droid 2 shortcomings since the phone was released late last week. I can personally vouch for the word on the street, that the phone has problems picking up a signal and suffers pathetic battery life — an issue that’s likely related to the first problem, since the phone is constantly scanning for signals — PhoneArena speculates. [More]

Save Money By Emailing Phones Rather Than Texting

Save Money By Emailing Phones Rather Than Texting

If you’ve got a smart phone it doesn’t make much sense to pay $5, $10 or more a month for text messaging plans once you realize you can send free messages to friends’ phones via email. All you need to pull off the trick is your text-ees’ phone numbers and service providers. [More]

Verizon Worker Says There's No Incentive To Hold Back Droid Xs For New Customers

Verizon Worker Says There's No Incentive To Hold Back Droid Xs For New Customers

A Verizon sales rep takes issue with our tipster who said he pre-ordered a Droid X and was denied the superphone because a Verizon sales rep said he was holding back stock for new customers. [More]

Watch Out, iPhone 4: Droid X Sells Out Online After First Day

Watch Out, iPhone 4: Droid X Sells Out Online After First Day

Apparently, these are the droids consumers have been looking for: Early numbers indicate that the new Motorola Droid X, carried by Verizon Wireless, has been a big hit, selling out online and in many stores since its debut on Thursday. Time to get scared, iPhone 4. [More]

Verizon Store Won't Sell Me Droid X Because I'm Already A Customer

Verizon Store Won't Sell Me Droid X Because I'm Already A Customer

Mike figured being a loyal Verizon customer might give him a leg up over newcomers when it came down to lining up for the anticipated Droid X, which was released yesterday. He thought wrong, because after he pre-ordered the phone he went to pick it up and was told the four units that were in stock were being held for new customers. [More]

My Nexus One 'Express Repair' Is An Express Train To Hell

My Nexus One 'Express Repair' Is An Express Train To Hell

Keith bought a Nexus One phone, which broke within four months. He submitted a repair order to HTC, which said it would put him on an express track and take care of him within 5 business days. He said goodbye to his phone June 23, and the only “express”-ion he’s got is his bitterness. [More]

Things To Do With That Obsolete iPhone

Things To Do With That Obsolete iPhone

What Pixar needs to do is make a movie called iPhone Story, about what your outmoded past iPhones do when you’re not looking and how they react to the annual, Buzz Lightyear-like newcomers. [More]

There Are No Smart Phones, Just Smart People

There Are No Smart Phones, Just Smart People

Amid the smartphone craze those left with dumb phones may be wondering what all the fuss is about, since it’s possible to do many things a smart phone can do with text messaging. [More]

Verizon Rep Tells Me To Quit After Company Bungles Order

Verizon Rep Tells Me To Quit After Company Bungles Order

Brad wanted three Droid Incredibles as soon as possible, so he headed into a Verizon store and signed up for service. He says the place took his $600 but was out of stock, but Verizon insisted it could overnight the phones to him. Several overnights came and went Droid Incredible-free, and Brad called in to find out the phones were delayed because they were on backorder. [More]

Pitcher Diagnoses Own Appendicitis Via iPhone

Pitcher Diagnoses Own Appendicitis Via iPhone

San Diego Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer added a twist to the belief that Apples are good for your health, using his iPhone in his hotel room to look up his symptoms on a medical site and correctly deducing he had appendicitis, ESPN reports. [More]

Sony Finally Realizes iPhone Exists, Decides To Make PSP Phone

Sony Finally Realizes iPhone Exists, Decides To Make PSP Phone

With its finger on the pulse of the industry, eagle-eyed Sony developers have uncovered secret knowledge that Apple has released a device that lets you talk on the phone, listen to music and download video games. And as a result, it has decided to give one of its next redesigned PSPs the ability to call, text and email, the Wall Street Journal reports. [More]