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President Signs Sweeping New Robocall Legislation [telecom]

January 17, 2020, 5:21 pm

By Scott Dailard, J.G. Harrington and Robert M. McDowell On December 30, President Donald Trump signed new legislation aimed at addressing illegal robocalls and, particularly, scam calls. The legi... Read more »

Morgan County, WV: Phone trouble hit 911, hospital, homes [telecom]

January 17, 2020, 3:43 pm

By Editor Customers of Frontier Communications were hit with telephone service outages yesterday, Wednesday, January 15 and continue to have trouble today in certain parts of Morgan County. https... Read more »

First CenturyLink, now Comcast settles lawsuit with Minnesota AG over payme...

January 17, 2020, 3:09 pm

AG Keith Ellison accused Comcast with not being up front about the cost of services. By Adam Uren The Minnesota Attorney General's Office has settled its second lawsuit with a major telecoms prov... Read more »

CenturyLink reports 911 outage in Immokalee, FL area [telecom]

January 17, 2020, 3:02 pm

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - CenturyLink is reporting a 911 outage in the Immokalee area. The outage means some 750 customers may not be able to dial 911 and reach an emergency dispatcher. If you need emerg... Read more »

Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Federal Robocall Ban

January 17, 2020, 3:00 pm

Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Federal Robocall Ban: The Supreme Court has aqreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a federal law... Read more »

Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants [telecom]

January 17, 2020, 2:58 pm

Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants Whether the Government Debt Collection Exception to the Robocall Ban in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is Unconstitutional and Should B... Read more »

AT&T Urges Miss. Justices To Uphold $4.5M Tax Credits [telecom]

January 17, 2020, 2:42 pm

By Paul Williams Eight AT&T entities are entitled to a total of $4.5 million in Mississippi investment tax credits by applying a credit cap to its group's entire income instead of each company's, ... Read more »

AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors [telecom]

January 17, 2020, 2:37 pm

MIAMI (AP) - Venezuela's opposition together with the Trump administration is looking to recruit AT&T in its fight to oust Nicolás Maduro. State Department officials met in December with from AT&... Read more »

Verizon Launches 'Private' Search Engine After Years of Violating Its Custo...

January 16, 2020, 5:44 pm

Verizon spied on consumers for decades - then lobbied fiercely to prevent the government from doing anything about it. Now it wants you to trust it with your web searches. By Karl Bode Verizon ha... Read more »

'Modernization' leaves Atlas Fire victim in Napa CA without internet [telec...

January 16, 2020, 5:11 pm

NAPA, Calif. (KGO) -- Just more than two years after being burned out of their home by the Atlas Fire, a Napa couple is looking for a return to normalcy. What they missed after returning home might... 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 »