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The Telecom Digest for July 19, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 178 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: area code named beer(Bob Goudreau)
Re: area code named beer(John Mayson)
Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers?(Robert Bonomi)
Re: In Framingham, ring helps man find his stolen iPhone(David Clayton)
Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers?(Richard Powderhill)
Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers?(John Mayson)
Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers?(Robert Bonomi)

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Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 03:53:17 -0400 From: "Bob Goudreau" <BobGoudreau@nc.rr.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: area code named beer Message-ID: <CBB5FBEB228B442AA081529C8683E0DF@meng.lab.emc.com> Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> wrote: > It seems that Budweiser will market beer named for the primary area > code of a city. For instance, Philadelphia will soon have "215 beer" > and there's a 312 for Chicago. I'm waiting for "800 beer", on the assumption that it will be free to the drinker, with the brewer picking up all the charges... :-) > Actually, this isn't as strange as it seems. Years ago, in the days > of exchange names, some local businesses named themselves after the > local exchange name. For instance, we had a small chain of pharmacies > named Hyatt, Windsor, and Cypress, all exchanges of the towns they > were in. This begs the chicken/egg question. Were those exchanges themselves named after existing neighborhoods (in which case the pharmacies were presumably named after the geographic areas as well)? Or were the exchange names invented out of whole cloth (in which case the pharmacy names were exclusively telephonic in origin)? Bob Goudreau Cary, NC
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:04:37 -0500 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: area code named beer Message-ID: <CALtjCnLCMSh6uw8WRUmT-nn53uQZDcsDazjrncgskfuGGkKgeQ@mail.gmail.com> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:53 AM, Bob Goudreau <BobGoudreau@nc.rr.com> wrote : > Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> wrote: > >> It seems that Budweiser will market beer named for the primary area >> code of a city. For instance, Philadelphia will soon have "215 bee r" >> and there's a 312 for Chicago. > > I'm waiting for "800 beer", on the assumption that it will be free to the > drinker, with the brewer picking up all the charges... :-) There already is a 512 Brewing Company here in Austin. That could be an entertaining lawsuit. -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 19:39:45 -0500 From: bonomi@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? Message-ID: <h8OdnVSxqqRMHb7TnZ2dnUVZ_h6dnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <r6qdnfU34P6-p7_TnZ2dnUVZ_tWdnZ2d@giganews.com>, Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com> wrote: >Robert Bonomi wrote: >r-all problem. >> >> Now, if -you- can identify who the caller is, and establish that >> they're inside the U.S.A., such a complaint to the AG has a much >> better chance of action. In fact, you can also sue them directly. >> > >Exactly. But, you better be prepared to pay your attorney up-front. A >retainer of $20,000 would be a good starting place. > Male bovine excrement applies. It's within the size limits [for] "small-claims" in virtually every jurisdiction. ***** Moderator's Note ***** One time only, just because it's a sunny day. There's enough bovine excrement in the world already, so don't make a habit of it. ;-) Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:17:47 +1000 From: David Clayton <dcstarbox-usenet@yahoo.com.au> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: In Framingham, ring helps man find his stolen iPhone Message-ID: <pan.2011.07.18.07.17.46.860160@yahoo.com.au> On Sat, 16 Jul 2011 12:18:24 -0400, Monty Solomon wrote: > In Framingham, ring helps man find his stolen iPhone > > By Scott O'Connell/Daily News staff > MetroWest Daily News > Posted Jul 16, 2011 @ 12:14 AM > Last update Jul 16, 2011 @ 12:55 AM > > FRAMINGHAM - > > A truck driver made the right call after discovering his phone had been > stolen Thursday morning. He quickly used another phone to dial his own > number, which led him to the suspected thief just a few feet away. > > Police said they arrested Ronald B. Horne, 26, of 17B Thompson St., after > he broke into a truck parked outside Dunkin' Donuts on Concord Street at > 11:50 a.m. and took a cellphone, GPS unit, cigarettes and about $450 in > cash. ......... > "When he did this, he heard his ring tone coming from Mr. Horne's pocket," > Pereira said. > > Horne admitted he took the phone and GPS, police said. I'm sorry, what was that NAME again?!? ;-) -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have. ***** Moderator's Note ***** No relation to me. Honest. Cross my heart and hope to die. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:03:16 +0100 From: Richard Powderhill <telmecom@hotmail.co.uk> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? Message-ID: <DUB102-ds13272D84234D899A42DE85864A0@phx.gbl> +--------------------------------------------------------------+ Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:25:54 -0700 From: Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? Message-ID: <r6qdnfU34P6-p7_TnZ2dnUVZ_tWdnZ2d@giganews.com> Robert Bonomi wrote: r-all problem. > > Now, if -you- can identify who the caller is, and establish that > they're inside the U.S.A., such a complaint to the AG has a much > better chance of action. In fact, you can also sue them directly. > Exactly. But, you better be prepared to pay your attorney up-front. A retainer of $20,000 would be a good starting place. In Great Britain, dialling 14258** after an unwanted call bars it; this seems to work even after a mobile call; do you have such a thing in the States? Ricardus +--------------------------------------------------------------+
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:33:33 -0500 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? Message-ID: <CALtjCn+nmwW3WO0LzcXuESkpb_P5WHuG9CyyLf=rrYaB3Z9oeA@mail.gmail.com> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 4:03 AM, Richard Powderhill <telmecom@hotmail.co.uk> wrote: > In Great Britain, dialling 14258** after an unwanted call bars it; this > seems to work even after a mobile call; do you have such a thing in the > States? We do have call blocking, *60. My experience with it was never very good. It often didn't work and when it did the caller got an announcement saying their number was blocked. So they would just call from a cell phone, modem line (this was the 1990s), their work number, etc. usually angry we had blocked their number. At the time I was having problems with a couple of people. Nowadays I always give out my Google Voice number because I can block callers and they receive a message saying the number isn't in service. But as I've mentioned here before a newspaper I did business with 2+ years ago continues to call me everyday trying to get me to resubscribe. I see it in my logs, but the call never makes it through. John -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:06:15 -0500 From: bonomi@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? Message-ID: <OY2dnV--uryK67nTnZ2dnUVZ_hmdnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <DUB102-ds13272D84234D899A42DE85864A0@phx.gbl>, Richard Powderhill <telmecom@hotmail.co.uk> wrote: >In article <r6qdnfU34P6-p7_TnZ2dnUVZ_tWdnZ2d@giganews.com>, >Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com> wrote: >> >>Robert Bonomi wrote: >>r-all problem. >>> >>> Now, if -you- can identify who the caller is, and establish that >>> they're inside the U.S.A., such a complaint to the AG has a much >>> better chance of action. In fact, you can also sue them directly. >>> >> >Exactly. But, you better be prepared to pay your attorney up-front. A >retainer of $20,000 would be a good starting place. > >In Great Britain, dialling 14258** after an unwanted call bars it; this >seems to work even after a mobile call; do you have such a thing in the >States? Some telcos offer a service like that, for a limited (and *small*) number of numbers, as an extra-cost (as in 'pay every month for the privilege of being able to do it') service.
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