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Verizon Wireless Worker Files EEOC Complaint for Racial Discrimination [tel...

July 18, 2019, 11:44 pm

A Verizon Wireless worker who was fired in June after six years of stellar performance reviews filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against the c... Read more »

CWA Bargaining and Mobilization Update [telecom]

July 18, 2019, 11:32 pm

AT&T Southeast CWA members at AT&T Southeast voted overwhelmingly this week to authorize a strike, if necessary. The current contracts at BellSouth Telecommunications, Utility Operations, and Bell... Read more »

FAA says cellphones dangerous on certain planes [telecom]

July 18, 2019, 9:44 pm

The LA Times reported that U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of... Read more »

New ways AT&T, Sprint, Verizon & T-Mobile are taking on robocalls [...

July 18, 2019, 2:56 pm

By Janet Perez In the ongoing battle against robocalls, mobile phone carriers are trying to strengthen changes to their devices to help consumers stop the assaults. Usually to no avail. A crucial ... Read more »

CenturyLink under state investigation after hundreds of complaints [telecom...

July 18, 2019, 2:48 pm

By Cody Nelson The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety is investigating CenturyLink over hundreds of complaints that the utility failed to respond to requests to locate underground cabling. Centu... Read more »

AT&T Sued by CA Customers for Selling Location Data to

July 18, 2019, 2:47 am

AT&T was sued this week in the Northern District of California by customers alleging that AT&T sold their location data to data aggregators without their consent. The proposed class action suit was... Read more »

The 5G Health Hazard That Isn't [telecom]

July 16, 2019, 10:50 pm

How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology. In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent sc... Read more »

Telemarketer scam warning [telecom]

July 16, 2019, 8:09 pm

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Pa. regulators say electricity telemarketers are using harassing and intimidating tactics to get customers to switch power suppliers, including false threats... Read more »

UPDATE: CenturyLink outages in SW Ohio traced to fiber damage in Dayton [te...

July 16, 2019, 3:37 pm

LEBANON - UPDATE @ 11:32 p.m.: Internet and phone provider CenturyLink is reporting that outages in Lebanon, in southwest Ohio, have been traced to a fiber damaged in Dayton, the county's emergency... Read more »

AT&T is getting sued for selling customerss' data [telecom]

July 16, 2019, 3:31 pm

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit By Colin Leche AT&T was sued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation today for selling customer location data to third parties, after controversy erupte... Read more »

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California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone...

California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information. by Megan Geuss Oct 20 2014 Ars Tech... Read more »


Re: From Our Archives: Exchange Names in St. Louis

Not correct. When I lived in Long Beach, California, around 1987, the Orange County Transit District ran service into Long Beach but its offices were long distance from Long Beach. I believe the nu... Read more »


Is Verizon Wireless Sabotaging Older Cell Phones?

I have long had a Nokia 5180 phone (since Xmas 1998, to be exact). It was on its second battery, but eventually couldn't even keep that charged, and I finally decided, this past February, to claim o... Read more »


[telecom] Basic fiber optic phone service vs. Fios phone service

A few weeks ago in the consumer column of the Boston Sunday Globe: Read more »


WQN, Inc. Announces the Introduction of RocketVoIP

[Comment: I have looked over this company's web site a little bit and while they are so new that I can't find any customer reviews of their service, I can say that even if they do give decent service... Read more »


Wierd Telephone Problems

Hello: I have this problem with my telephone at home. For incoming calls, sometimes, it would ring once then disconnect the caller. I thought it was my phone, but I bought a new one, and it was the ... Read more »


CenturyLink faces more scrutiny from Minnesota regulators after 911 outage ...

State utility regulators have voted to increase reporting requirements. By Mike Hughlett CenturyLink faces beefed-up reporting requirements for its Minnesota 911 contract after a state report fou... Read more »


Demystifying the Blockchain [telecom]

By Andrew Ross Sorkin This is bonkers. A new so-called blockchain company is selling virtual real estate online with prices as high as $120,000 for a 10-meter by 10-meter piece of virtual land. Yo... Read more »


When Texting Is Wrong [Telecom]

The Moral of the Story - The Ethicist's take on the news When Texting Is Wrong By Randy Cohen July 13, 2009, 11:50 pm The Issue: You're having dinner with your teenage kids, and they text throughou... Read more »


How to find out mobile carrier's web-to-sms gateway address?

Is there anyway to find the e-mail to SMS gateway a mobile carrier uses to route email as SMS messages? I am talking about any carrier: I found some lists on the internet, but they don't cover all t... Read more »