February 27, 2011
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation. A helpful website is the Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory, http://www.towd.com . Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist Board, (877) 426-4845, http://www.
July 29, 2009 |
Google Inc.'s hot new software enables users to make cheap international calls, consolidate multiple phone numbers into one voice mail account and get e-mailed transcripts of their voice messages. But on Tuesday, Apple Inc. declined to make the call for its iPhone users. The Cupertino, Calif., electronics giant refused to allow Google to distribute its Google Voice application on iTunes, shutting out iPhone users from easily tapping into the much-anticipated service.
May 6, 2009 |
For the second time in two years, the powerful telecommunications industry has blocked a consumer-oriented bill that would have barred companies from charging land-line customers for unlisted numbers. On Tuesday, state Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) put on hold for this year a bill that would have eliminated monthly unlisted-number fees.
June 18, 2008 |
The Federal Communications Commission voted to require telemarketers to continue complying with the national do-not-call registry, which bars them from dialing more than 157 million telephone numbers. The commission's order implements a law that made the 5-year-old list permanent. The law, enacted in February, prevented registrations from automatically expiring this year. Without the extension, consumers would have had to register their numbers again to avoid unwanted sales calls.
March 28, 2008 |
In California, where celebrities, billionaires and the rest of us prize a little privacy at home, the price of going unlisted is going up, big-time. Though cellphone companies charge nothing for unlisted phone numbers, consumers with traditional telephones connected by wires are often paying nearly $25 a year to stay out of the phone book and directory assistance. That adds up when you consider all the other add-on charges on phone bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2007 |
When the wrong numbers started flooding in last year, John Dickson didn't just hang up. Instead, he said "Ho ho ho" and solemnly heard requests for laptops and light sabers from children seeking Santa. Dickson, who runs a website promoting Santa Barbara attractions, can be reached at 1-800-SANTABARBARA (1-800-726-8222).