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The Telecom Digest for June 18, 2012
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Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 01:05:12 -0700 From: "John Meissen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Cell Phone in Canada Message-ID: <20120617080512.6459B17F721@john> My daughter has decided to go to graduate school in Canada. Since she'll be there a lot more than here (Oregon), we need to figure out what to do about her cell phone. She's currently a 2nd line on my Verizon account. We both have HTC Incredible phones. It would be nice if there was some way she could use her existing phone, especially if it was possible to use it in both locations since she'll be home for things like summer and christmas breaks. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. john-
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:45:28 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Cell Phone in Canada Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Sun, 17 Jun 2012 01:05:12 -0700, in comp.dcom.telecom, John Meissen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > My daughter ... graduate school in Canada. ... what to do about her > cell phone. > > She's currently a 2nd line on my Verizon account. ... > ... Suggestions ... greatly appreciated. John, while the denizens of c.d.telecom may well provide the advice you seek, I'd urge asking also in alt.cellular.verizon. Some heavy travelers there have unique GoogleVoice/MagicJack/CallForwardService tricks up their sleeves they're likely to be willing to share with you. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: 17 Jun 2012 16:11:28 -0000 From: "John Levine" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Cell Phone in Canada Message-ID: <email@example.com> >My daughter has decided to go to graduate school in Canada. Since she'll be >there a lot more than here (Oregon), we need to figure out what to do about her >cell phone. > >She's currently a 2nd line on my Verizon account. We both have HTC Incredible >phones. Verizon has Nationwide + Canada plans which (according to their web site) include both calling to Canada and unlimited roaming in Canada. Give VZW a call and see if that's really true. Since your phones are CDMA, the only carrier in Canada that supports it is Bell. I suppose another possibility would be for her to bring the phone into a Bell store there and see if they'll set up a plan on it, although Canadian plans for roaming in the US tend to be pretty pricey. R's, John
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 16:09:24 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: timely joke Message-ID: <email@example.com> Is a bit of levity in order in these hallowed halls these days? After a busy day, a commuter settled down in her seat for a snooze on the train ride home to Mt. Kisco from downtown Manhattan. The guy sitting next to her pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice: "Hi sweetheart, it's Eric. I'm on the train -- yes, I know, it's the six thirty, not the four thirty, but I had a long meeting -- no, honey, not with that floozie from the accounts office, with the boss. No sweetheart, you're the only one in my life -- yes, I'm sure, cross my heart," etc., etc. Fifteen minutes later he was still talking loudly, so the young woman sitting next to him, unable to pull off that little snooze, retaliated with a stage whisper loud enough to carry through to the other end of the cell phone conversation: "Hey, Eric, sweetie, turn off that stupid phone and come back to bed!" S'pose Eric thinks twice now before using his cellphone in public any more? Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
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