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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It - (NPR, All Tech Considered, April 16, 2015)

You may not know it but most of today's smartphones have FM radios inside of them. But the FM chip is not activated on two-thirds of devices. That's because mobile makers have the FM capability switched off...

Most smartphone models come with a built-in FM feature. Samsung, Apple and LG are among those who have not switched on the chip, but HTC and Motorola chips haven't been blocked, Smulyan says. Sprint has turned on the FM chip for phones on its network...

Aside from the huge benefit he sees for the radio industry, Smulyan says users could avoid expensive data charges and save battery life if they listen to the FM chip for free.

"Listening to streaming drains your battery three to five times faster than listening to the exact same content on the FM chip," he says.

AND - it could save your life! Help get this activated, and help save RADIO! Don't be a phone drone.

READ HERE - http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/04/16/400178385/the-hidden-fm-radio-inside-your-pocket-and-why-you-cant-use-it

Take Action - "Free Radio On My Phone!" - http://freeradioonmyphone.org/take-action/

NextRadio - Free, Local FM Radio for Your Mobile Device - http://nextradioapp.com/

Love is the Answer - http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/8680/ - (this song is about trans-Atlantic radio).
Tags: fm cellphone app, radio, smartphone apps
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