SKYPE

The buzz is rising to deafening levels for Skype, new software for making telephone calls over the Internet. It’s a new project from the Swedes who invented Kazaa, and in the last two months it’s been downloaded at a dizzying pace, setting new download...

CELL PHONE NUMBER PORTABILITY

The Federal Communications Commission is requiring that beginning Nov. 24 cellular companies offer customers the option of taking their phone numbers with them when they switch carriers. Here’s an article summarizing the status of the FCC guidelines and the...

CELL PHONE CONFUSION

If you’ve shopped for cell phone service lately, you’ll sympathize with the points in this article: the offers and services from the competing carriers are so complex that it’s essentially impossible to make an informed comparison. We’re at their mercy. The column is...