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5 Cost-Efficient Alternatives to Text Messaging

It’s hard to deny the sheer convenience of text messaging: punch a few buttons, hit send, and you’re instantly in touch with your friends and family without all the unnecessary small talk that a phone call demands. Unfortunately, that kind of convenience comes at an equally inconvenient – and unrea Full story

Spanish photographer calls parents from Libya jail

The parents of a Spanish photojournalist who was captured by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Sunday they had received a phone call from him in which he said he was well but in a Tripoli jail. Full story

Phone call: Woman hires hitman

   Susan Williams had asked private investigator Joe La Bella to find her a hit man.  He went to the District Attorney instead.  Listen to this phone call he made to Susan and recorded by the DA's detectives, in which he tells her he’s found a willing hit man.  This exclusive clip is part of the Dateli

Track Cheating Spouse With Phone Spying Software

If you suspected your spouse, child or employee was up to no good, would you want concrete proof? Would it help if you had access to every phone call, text and e-mail they sent? Full story

The death of the phone call

   One hundred and thirty-five years after Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, the art of chatting on the phone has been dialed down. NBC’s Jamie Gangel reports.

Troubleshooter: No such thing as a 'free' cruise

When Michael Mihalik gets a phone call offering a free cruise, he takes the bait. But a $190 deposit later, he's having second thoughts about this getaway. The company won't refund his deposit. Should it? Full story

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  The GOP-Koch connection

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a professor of economics, joins The Last Word to analyze the relationship between David Koch, Wisconsin and the entire Republican Party.

  Prank call spills Wis. governor's stance

In a phone call he believed he was having on Tuesday with a major campaign donor, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker provided his critics with evidence that the real motivation behind his union standoff is not saving money, as he has insisted publicly, but crushing public unions. NBC's Michael Isikoff

  Walker gets pranked!

Lee Fang of Think Progress talks about Gov. Scott Walker’s phone call with a fake “David Koch,” in which he revealed his refusal to negotiate with Democrats on the state budget.

  Obama talks tough to Mubarak on phone

NBC’s Chuck Todd joins the Morning Joe gang with the latest on the president’s phone call with the embattled Egyptian leader.

  Middle East revolution spreading?

Former State Department Spokesman Jaime Ruben talks to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell about the how the rest of the region is reacting to the uprising in Egypt.

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Air Force Lt. Col. David Hanson, of Chicago, takes a phone call from a youngster in Florida at the Santa Tracking Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base
Air Force Lt. Col. David Hanson, of Chicago, takes a phone call from a youngster in Florida at the Santa Tracking Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base

Air Force Lt. Col. David Hanson, of Chicago, takes a phone call from a youngster in Florida at the Santa Tracking Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, Colo., on Dec. 24. Volunteers take as many as 80,000 phone calls from youngsters and adults around the world with ques