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The Telecom Digest for March 17, 2011
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Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:47:42 -0500 From: John Mayson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: U.S. military blocks websites to help Japan recovery efforts Message-ID: <AANLkTi=a-16vBSBCVB=KheLP=4mOG8pwo-9PbAPXLz9firstname.lastname@example.org> Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. military has blocked access to a range of popular commercial websites in order to free up bandwidth for use in Japan recovery efforts, according to an e-mail obtained by CNN and confirmed by a spokesman for U.S. Strategic Command. The sites -- including YouTube, ESPN, Amazon, eBay and MTV -- were chosen not because of the content but because their popularity among users of military computers account for significant bandwidth, according to Strategic Command spokesman Rodney Ellison. http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/15/us.military.websites/index.html?hpt=Sbin
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:54:36 -0700 From: "John Meissen" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Buying prepaid SIM cards in advance Message-ID: <20110316055436.C528217F563@john> My daughter recently spent 2 months in Italy for school. I wanted her to be able to use my old GSM cellphone, and researched it extensively. I found Cellular Abroad had the best arrangement for US travelers, and I had the phone ready for her before she left. I don't know about broadband access, though. They have plans for most foreign countries. I recommend checking their website to see if they will suit your needs. http://www.cellularabroad.com/germanySIMcard.php Call them, they're easy to reach and very responsive to questions. John Mayson <email@example.com> said: > > My son is visiting Germany for about 10 days during in summer 2012. > He has a unlocked GSM phone. I would like to get him a German SIM > card with enough credit on it for him to have broadband access and to > be able to make calls and SMS while over there. The fly in the > ointment is I don't know if he'll have time to set that up given he'll > be on school trip with limited free time. > > Is it possible for buy one ahead of time allowing me to set it up for > him? I have searched online but all I seem to find are absolute > ripoff plans. He'd be better off with global roaming from AT&T. > > John > > -- > John Mayson <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Austin, Texas, USA > >
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:18:18 -0500 From: Jim Haynes <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Annoyance Calls Message-ID: <R--dnSPgtuNXfx3QnZ2dnUVZ_t2dnZ2d@earthlink.com> Somehow the word has got out that I am diabetic. I'm not, nor is there anyone living here who is. But I keep getting phone calls from various companies that I assume are offering diabetic supplies.
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