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Rural W. Va. Without Street Names, Now On The Map

Residents of rural W. Va. towns will now have a place on the map.

01/26/2013

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Amber Alert Flub: Phone Companies Sent Messages In Pittsburgh

The Amber Alert for the missing 5-year-old girl from Philadelphia may have been helpful in her recovery.

01/15/2013

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Consumer Reports: Prepaid Phone Plan Can Be Smart Way To Save

What’s the best cell phone service? Verizon and two smaller companies, Consumer Cellular and U.S. Cellular, just earned top ratings in Consumer Reports’ latest survey. But if you’re trying to save money, Consumer Reports says a pre-paid service can be a better option.

11/29/2012

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Consumer Reports Compares iPhones & Androids

In a TV commercial, Samsung makes fun of Apple fans, claiming that Android phones have had better features and capabilities than the iPhone 5 for ages. Back in the labs, Consumer Reports puts all the phones through their paces, assessing each one’s features and options.

10/05/2012

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Cell Phone Companies ‘Throttling’ Largest Data Users

It’s called throttling — deliberately slowing down your access to the internet from your smart phone.

02/13/2012

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Verizon Landline Phone Service Out In Baldwin-Whitehall

A landline phone service outage is affecting Verizon customers living in the Baldwin-Whitehall area.

11/17/2011

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Burglars Target Cell Phone Stores At Waterfront

Police say they’re beefing up patrols at the Waterfront in Homestead after a pair of smash and grab burglaries. The most recent theft occurred just after midnight early Tuesday morning when someone used a hammer to break into the AT&T store through the front window.

10/11/2011

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Striking Verizon Employees Heading Back To Work

Verizon workers will return to their positions Monday night despite not having a new collective bargaining agreement in place yet.

08/20/2011

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Verizon Workers Rally At Station Square, March To Downtown

Striking Verizon workers gathered for a rally in front of Sen. Pat Toomey’s office in Station Square and then marched to company’s headquarters downtown.

08/18/2011

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Verizon Phone Service Repairs Backlogged During Strike

Verizon Spokesperson Lee Gierczynski can’t say how many people in our area may be waiting for landline phone service to be restored for various reasons, but he says the wait is definitely longer than normal.

08/17/2011

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Sabotage Suspected In Verizon Phone Service Outage

Phone service went out in Lemont Furnace and Verizon believes saboteurs were possibly behind it. The phones went out because someone got into a locked underground vault with a key and turned off the breakers.

08/11/2011

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Tensions Mount As Verizon Strike Continues

Police were called after some Verizon employees in Dormont left work to find their vehicles chained in at a parking lot.

08/11/2011

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Verizon Customers May Need Patience During Strike

With hundreds of local Verizon workers on strike, what does it mean for customers? Many of the people on the picket lines are from the call centers. While they’re out, you may get automated services.

08/08/2011

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Union Director Explains Reason For Strike At Verizon

KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino talks with Marge Krueger, administrative director with District 2-13 of the Communications Workers of America, about the 45,000 Verizon employees currently on strike due to an impasse in new contract negotiations.

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Striking Verizon Workers Rally Downtown

Verizon workers nationwide are on strike, including roughly 12,000 local employees. The walkout began over the weekend after negotiations failed. A large protest was held at 8 a.m. outside of Verizon’s downtown headquarters.

08/08/2011

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