Technology/Phones & Mobile Devices/Landlines & Long Distance

  • Smartphone and cell plan guide for 2015


    The cost of monthly cell phone service is dropping. The change for your wallet is the best since the last big wave of discounting began 15 years ago. Plans and services are morphing in many...

  • Your cell phone plan may have extra perks you don't know about


    Choosing a cell phone carrier is all about finding the best price with the fewest strings attached. The Big 4 wireless carriers -- AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile -- have historically...

  • Senior Alert: Landline Phone Leaves Man With $24,000 Bill!


    Be careful if your elderly relatives have a landline at home. They might just get a five-figure bill for antiquated technology. I couldn’t believe when I read about an 83-year-old man...

  • Straight Talk's Cheap Landline Home Phone Service


    Still stuck paying $35 or more for a home phone that you can't or don't want to give up? I have a new option that could lower your cost for the same service to $15 a month! Check out...

  • Like Verizon network, but want a cheaper plan?


    Verizon is offering cheaper cell phone packages than ever before, just not under the Verizon name. If you love Verizon but want a cheaper rate, this plan might be for you.

  • How to avoid unexpected phone bills while overseas


    When planning a trip abroad, you plan ahead for flights, hotels and more. But one big detail people overlook is costing them thousands.

  • Google to offer free cell service


    Google plans to make free cell phone service available to customers. Here’s when the service could be available.

  • T-Mobile offers good plans even with bad credit


    Most cell phone providers penalize customers with bad credit…but this company wants to change that.

  • CES 2015: Cheap Drones, Fitness Bands, 4KTVs and More!


    Today I'm broadcasting live from Las Vegas for CES 2015, the International Consumer Electronics Show. And all I can say is…wow! This is like the SuperBowl and World Series tied up in one...

  • How to wipe your phone clean before upgrading


    Your personal information and private photos could end up in the wrong hands if you sell your smart phone and don't erase it completely.

  • Cheap options for home phone service


    What are you paying for home phone service? There's a way you could lower that bill to $15 a month. People who love their home phones often love them because they're so reliable in a storm or...

  • Cheapest option for using your phone abroad


    In an unprecedented move, T-Mobile has introduced the cheapest way to use your cellphone overseas. It wasn't long ago that T-Mobile did away with contracts. Now the next phase of their...

  • New lower price points on Walmart Family Mobile


    Walmart has lowered price points on its Family Mobile service, which runs on T-Mobile's network. Walmart Family Mobile costs $39.99/month for unlimited calling and texting, plus 2.5 GB of 3G...

  • Best cable and landline services


    Consumer Reports took an in-depth look at the best cable and landline providers and named a little-known provider as its top pick. Regional provider WOW! gets the best overall score for cable,...

  • Free long distance throughout U.S., Canada


    Are you still paying for long distance? You can actually get free calls to the U.S. and Canada just by having the right e-mail account. Clark explains.