Cell Phone

AT&T Unveils 25 Solar-Powered Charging Stations Around NYC

Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hurricane Sandy taught downtowners, among other things, how to hustle for a charge to keep cell phones connected to the outside.

AT&T Wireless Waiving Voice and Text Overages in November

Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

AT&T Wireless is following the lead of archnemesis Verizon by throwing a bone to its subscriber base.


AT&T Wireless Restores Service to 97% of Impacted Northeast

Posted November 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

When the power went out one week ago, with it went much of the local cell phone coverage.

Scenes from Sandy: Communal Cell Phone Charging

Posted November 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

The Lower East Side is quite resilient and is already adapting to the new reality without power and cell service. Businesses are gradually opening and residents are coming together to get through it. Heartwarming. People need to be connected, though, and trekking to midtown for a charge is not practical. Two hours there and back, […]


Tricks of the Trade: Bogart Bowery Power

Posted June 22, 2012 at 6:28 am

That old-school street ingenuity reminiscent of early hip hop still surfaces every now and again. Like yesterday morning on the Bowery. Caught on the Bowery without a phone charge is no problem. Just head over to the second lamppost just south of Prince Street and steal a little juice from the city. The screw-in flap […]

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Early Edition: February 15

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Subway Cell Phone Etiquette Pondered

Posted October 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

The annoyance quotient on city subways is entering uncharted territory.

Weekend Edition: May 1

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Leanne Staples]

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AT&T Filming on East Houston Tomorrow

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

New filming signs on East Houston between Orchard and Ludlow are announcing that AT&T will be in the neighborhood tomorrow. Will this commercial shed light on why iPhone signal strength on the Lower East Side is so weak?

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