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The Telecom Digest for August 28, 2011
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Date: 27 Aug 2011 04:19:50 -0000 From: "John Levine" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Femtocells, Touch Tone (was Why Shutting Down Cell Service) Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Touch-tone also does not require a trademark notice any more. > >When did Touch Tone lose its trademark status? > >Did any other old Bell System trademarks lose their status, too? Yellow Pages is not a trademark in the US, but it is in the UK and other countries R's, John
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:34:13 +1000 From: David Clayton <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Telecom challenge: Hurricane Irene Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:01:36 -0700, Hancock4 wrote: ......... > (FWIW, I dug out an old transistor radio and got batteries for it, just in > case. My power isn't that reliable. I wish I could have a backup > generator for power but I live in an apt.) Get one of those little radios with the generator and crank built in, they should only cost a few dollars now and you will never run out of batteries! -- 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.
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:49:19 +0000 (UTC) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Greenberg) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Why Shutting Down Cell Service Is Not Just Against The Law, Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <20110826161534.078583471D@mailout.easydns.com>, Fred Goldstein <fgoldstein.SeeSigSpambait@wn2.wn.net> wrote: >On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:35:15 +0000 (UTC) email@example.com (Rich >Greenberg) wrote, >>BTW, the term "femtocell" is a registered trademark of (I think) AT&T. >>I have one from Sprint and its called an "AirAve". > >No, it's not, Femtocell is the generic term. You can even look for >it in the USPTO.gov trademark database; it's not there. I sit corrected. I had thought the term was a trademark, but some research after seeing the above has convinced me that Fred is correct.
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