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The Telecom Digest for June 09, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 146 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Plumbers and other artisans(John Mayson)
Re: Plumbers and other artisans(tlvp)
Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple(Monty Solomon)
Re: Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple(AES)
Re: Does FiOS support rotary phones?(D. W.)
Re: Caller Pays vs. Called Party Pays(Stephen)
AT&T's de la Vega says making a smaller SIM card is a 'no brainer'(John Mayson)

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Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 18:06:38 -0500 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Plumbers and other artisans Message-ID: <BANLkTimOagRPBS74D7QmBAVQToRNmsXPTA@mail.gmail.com> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Arthur Shapiro <art.shapiro@unisys.com> wr ote: > I once had my plumber in the middle of a cashectomy at my home, and > overheard him on a cellular phone call to his auto > mechanic. Apparently he needed major engine work performed on the > plumbing van. "HOW MUCH?!!!", etc., etc. I imagine there's some > sort of pyramid in the skilled trades; I wonder who's the top > banana. Which is why I troubleshoot as much as possible before calling anyone so I can tell them what's wrong (assuming I haven't fixed it by that point). I can't say for certain, but I really think when I tell the technician/mechanic exactly what's going on using the correct terms for the various thingamajigs, they decide they can't fleece me. To keep this telecom related in 1995 BellSouth installed phone service to my house. The static was horrendous. They came out, claimed to have fixed it, but didn't. Finally I went out, fixed it myself, and then called them offering to let their techs know how to fix a static-filled line. -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 14:37:15 -0400 From: tlvp <tPlOvUpBErLeLsEs@hotmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Plumbers and other artisans Message-ID: <op.vwrsodmtitl47o@acer250.gateway.2wire.net> On Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:06:38 -0400, John Mayson <john@mayson.us> wrote: > ... in 1995 BellSouth installed phone service > to my house. The static was horrendous. They came out, claimed to > have fixed it, but didn't. Finally I went out, fixed it myself, and > then called them offering to let their techs know how to fix a > static-filled line. You mean you actually spliced in a replacement for the part of the line that the squirrels had chewed half-way through? That's what makes for static on my line, anyway, roughly once every 3-5 years. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 19:46:21 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple Message-ID: <p06240827ca14689abe63@[192.168.182.16]> Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple By ERIC PFANNER June 7, 2011 PARIS - The Financial Times on Tuesday introduced a mobile Web application aimed at luring readers away from Apple's iTunes App Store, throwing down the gauntlet over new business conditions that Apple is set to impose on publishers who sell digital subscriptions via iTunes. A number of publishers have expressed their displeasure with Apple's plan to retain 30 percent of the revenue from subscriptions sold on iTunes, and to keep customer data from such sales, beginning at the end of June. At the same time, mobile applications are a fast-growing source of new readers and revenue, so publishers have been reluctant to pull their applications from the iTunes store. The Financial Times, the British daily, has tried to get around this problem by designing a new app that includes much of the functionality of an iPad or iPhone application, while residing on the open Web. It employs a new Web technology standard called HTML5, which allows programmers to create a single application that can run on a variety of devices, including Apple's iPhone and iPad, Google's Android system and the BlackBerry PlayBook, although the new app does not work on some versions of the devices. The Financial Times said it would encourage users of its iPad and iPhone applications to migrate to the new app. It said it did not plan to comply with Apple's proposed conditions, even if that meant Apple removed the existing applications from iTunes. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/technology/08ftapp.html
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 09:26:55 -0700 From: AES <siegman@stanford.edu> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple Message-ID: <siegman-A10ECA.09265508062011@sciid-srv02.med.tufts.edu> In article <p06240827ca14689abe63@[192.168.182.16]>, Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> wrote: > > Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple > > By ERIC PFANNER > June 7, 2011 > Thank god for some fightback against Apple's accelerating App-store aggrandizement!
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 15:39:54 -0700 (PDT) From: "D. W." <indianut@gmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Does FiOS support rotary phones? Message-ID: <af780753-7c0e-49c4-aa26-d668215fee3f@l18g2000yql.googlegroups.com> My Rotary Phones work just fine with the FIOS Service!
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 00:00:36 +0100 From: Stephen <stephen_hope@xyzworld.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Caller Pays vs. Called Party Pays (was Re: DSL Reports: AT&T Caps Have Arrived) Message-ID: <cabtu6hu9lt72ge9jo5roa8q4duhcmpkvo@4ax.com> On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 09:17:38 -0400, "Pete Cresswell" <x@y.Invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: >Per Stephen: >>- it make free call, geographic independent numbers and low cost call >>services more common here. > >- It would mean the end of the spam/telephone solicitor calls > that my cell phone has been getting more and more of as > the bottom feeders move offshore and hide behind VOIP > providers. Nope even with cheap labour it looks like the telephony charges are only a small part of the running costs - otherwise i would not get so many spam calls..... -- Regards stephen_hope@xyzworld.com - replace xyz with ntl
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:12:48 -0500 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: AT&T's de la Vega says making a smaller SIM card is a 'no brainer' Message-ID: <BANLkTin15=D2F7KqVv1yfHsBdfYj0O_HwQ@mail.gmail.com> http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/atts-de-la-vega-says-making-smaller-sim-card-no-brainer/2011-06-06 "AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is willing to work with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and other industry players to develop a smaller standardized SIM card, a proposal Apple put forward last month. During an interview with AllThingsD following his appearance last week at the D9 event, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets CEO Ralph de la Vega said that AT&T thinks that making the card smaller "is a no-brainer" and he believes that will happen."
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