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The Telecom Digest for February 15, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 40 : "text" Format
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Re: Telephone humor on TV and Touch Tone calling (Sam Spade) AT&T iPhone customers: go grab your free 1000 minutes (Monty Solomon)
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Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:49:16 -0800 From: Sam Spade <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Telephone humor on TV and Touch Tone calling Message-ID: <9ZSdnUgxnKoA68jQnZ2dnUVZ_jydnZ2d@giganews.com> Wes Leatherock wrote: > > > SxS had no native DTMF mode. To provide Touch-Tone in a SxS office > required a translator that listened for DTMF and DP and translated > DTMF to DP. Often only certain line finder groups would be equipped > with such translators because they had to monitor every call to see if > their services were needed. The translation equipment was pretty > expensive. This also meant some customers had to have their numbers > changed to get Touch-Tone. > > The situation would be different in Southern California, which was > originally all SxS and with growth in the population and network > routing requirments had to have senders in each office to route > outgoing calls. Those were equipped with translation equipment for all > calls, and adding DTMF was not that big a deal. > I don't know much about SxS other than I was served by a GTE stepper when they enabled the entire office for DTMF. And, yes, I was painfully aware that it converted it all back to DP. I could hear it as I waited for it.
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:33:22 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: AT&T iPhone customers: go grab your free 1000 minutes Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> AT&T iPhone customers: go grab your free 1000 minutes by Erica Sadun Feb 11 2011 Loyal AT&T iPhone customer? AT&T wants to say thank you to iPhone owners by sending you 1000 free rollover minutes. All you have to do is text. ... http://www.tuaw.com/2011/02/11/atandt-iphone-customers-go-grab-your-free-1000-minutes/
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