Text messaging

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a climate rally with the Sunrise Movement at The Graduate Hotel, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14, 2020 - 12:33 pm
A text message that referred to Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” that was sent through rival Bernie Sanders' volunteer messaging system led to social media feuding and confusion among supporters of both candidates. It turns out the text message came from a rogue...
Read More
This Jan. 12, 2019, photo captured by a Mobile Phone Detection Camera and released by Transport for NSW shows a driver using a mobile phone while driving in Australia. Australian state New South Wales is attempting to persuade the public to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, Australia’s most populous state was the first jurisdiction in the world to use such technology to punish drivers distracted by social media, text messages or phone calls. The government intends to roll out 45 Mobile Phone Detection Cameras across the state by December, he said. (Transport for NSW via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 12:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia's most populous state is the first...
Read More
May 10, 2019 - 4:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry and their wives, Kate and Meghan, are joining forces to back a text messaging service to help people experiencing mental health problems. Their Royal Foundation will provide a 3 million-pound ($3.9 million) grant to back the initiative called Shout. The...
Read More
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, offers up an amendment as lawmakers debate among three proposed laws that are designed to deal with distracted driving caused by cellphone use on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Arizona Capitol Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 18, 2019 - 2:21 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Arizona, Missouri and Montana...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, a cell phone owner begins to write a text message on his cell phone in Los Angeles. California regulators have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones. The California Public Utilities Commission reversed course after a Federal Communications Commission ruling last week classified text messaging as an information service and not a telecommunications service. Regulators announced Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, CPUC commissioner Carla Peterman withdrew the text proposal "in light of the FCC's action." (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
December 17, 2018 - 2:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones. The California Public Utilities Commission reversed course after a Federal Communications Commission ruling last week classified text messaging as an information service and not a...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, a driver uses a cellphone while driving in Los Angeles. California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. The Mercury News said Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, the proposal is scheduled for a vote next month. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
December 12, 2018 - 10:40 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a vote next month by the state...
Read More
© Melinda Fawver | Dreamstime.com
KCBS Radio Morning News
December 12, 2018 - 7:02 am
State utility regulators are considering a tax on text messaging services. In a lengthy decision, a state administrative law judge concludes that the California Public Utilities Commission has the authority to impose such a tax. The matter has been placed on the agenda for the CPUC's December 13th...
Read More
December 06, 2018 - 2:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Some users of SoftBank cellphones had problems calling and text messaging for several hours in Japan. SoftBank Corp. spokesman Naomasa Suzuki said the problems started early Thursday afternoon and were gradually being fixed. He said they were caused by a mechanical problem in the 4G...
Read More
FILE - In this June 25, 2016, file photo, U.S. Olympic team coach Bob Bowman listens to a question during a news conference at the U.S. Olympic team swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. At the time, Bowman was a coach for the U.S. national team, along with Sean Hutchison, who was also said to be involved in the texting. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
July 25, 2018 - 8:41 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of retired 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cellphone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline Burckle in 2011. At the time, Bowman was a coach for...
Read More