29 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for March 09, 2011
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Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:31:47 -0700 From: Fred Atkinson <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Annoyance Calls Message-ID: <email@example.com> At 02:37 PM 3/7/2011, you wrote: >On Mar 7, 11:07 am, klu...@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) wrote: > > >> I have just discovered that Southwestern Bell refuses to stop > >> one of its own customers from making annoyance calls. > > > >> That's what I've discovered. > > > > Now in THAT case, a letter to the PUC should be effective. SWBell > > doesn't care, but the PUC will. > >I'm confused. How do we know that SW Bell is handling the originating >phone calls for this harassment? Assuming that the Caller ID is >accurate or you have the ANI, suppose it was a number ported to >another source, eg a VOIP provider? That is a good point. I guess it could be a VOIP provider. Regards, Fred
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:14:05 -0600 From: John Mayson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA rumors again surface Message-ID: <AANLkTinoj1MyTe2JOfmoGnMNDJXkz+QumKbTnKHhvCt8@mail.gmail.com> http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20110308/CARRIERS/110309957/sprint-nextel-t-mobile-usa-rumors-again-surface The on-again, off-again dance between Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) and T-Mobile USA Inc. (DTEGY) looks to be on again as published reports this morning indicated that the nation's No. 3 and No. 4 operators are again in talks about a possible hook up. While the reports noted that any potential deal is not expected in the short-term and that talks between the two have been reported in the past, the timing of the talks does seem ripe. Though the two operators are still quite large on their own, recent history has not been easy as they have fallen further behind their larger rivals.
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:14:45 -0600 From: John Mayson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Did CDMA smooth Verizon Wireless' iPhone launch? Message-ID: <AANLkTikF9OP66dBa+osg8EOh-usY_1yWyVe4MstGSe26@mail.gmail.com> http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20110308/CARRIERS/110309956/did-cdma-smooth-verizon-wireless-iphone-launch Has Verizon Wireless' (VZ) technology choice allowed the carrier to avoid the iPhone-related network headaches incurred by AT&T Mobility? Well, according to Verizon Communications Inc.'s EVP and CTO Tony Melone, the carrier's use of CDMA technology, while derided by some as outdated, could be helping the carrier handle increased traffic being generated by the recent launch of Apple Inc.'s network-pounding device.
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 05:33:52 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Number portability Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> John Levine <email@example.com> writes: >>Can you port a mobile number to a land line? >In most areas, yes. There may be rural areas where you can't port between >mobile and landline, but in urban areas it should work. First port it to Google Voice, and then set forwarding numbers to any domestic number you wish. -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................firstname.lastname@example.org & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
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