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AT&T completes its first "flying COW" test flight [telecom]

February 18, 2017, 8:21 pm

During several short test flights in a dead zone about an hour outside of Atlanta, the drones successfully transmitted and received LTE signals. The company is building LTE-enabled drones for a ra... Read more »

Frontier fears CenturyLink/Level 3 merger could hurt rural providers [tele...

February 18, 2017, 6:57 pm

by Sean Buckley Frontier is concerned that CenturyLink's proposed acquisition of Level 3 could hinder rural broadband investment by putting more power into the hands of an even larger carrier. In... Read more »

Apple, Let Us Tune into Those FM Radio Channels [telecom]

February 18, 2017, 5:41 am

You probably already know this, but your iPhone has an FM receiver built into it. So do most smartphones, for that matter. Most devices in the United States and Canada leave the FM chip disabled. A... Read more »

1 Number CenturyLink Investors Should Worry About [telecom]

February 18, 2017, 5:20 am

Hint: It's not found in the company's financials. By Billy Duberstein CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) posted not-so-hot numbers in its recent earnings release. While the legacy telecom is generating cash ... Read more »

Justice Department seeks CenturyLink, Level 3 merger details [telecom]

February 18, 2017, 5:06 am

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - The U.S. Department of Justice wants more information about CenturyLink's proposal to buy Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications in a $24 billion deal that would combine ... Read more »

Which Unlimited Data Plan Is the Best? [telecom]

February 18, 2017, 12:32 am

Which Unlimited Data Plan Is the Best? Earlier this week, Verizon shocked us by resurrecting its unlimited data plan, albeit with some caveats. It turns out that if you use a lot of data, the plan... Read more »

Here are the catches in Verizon's unlimited data plan [telecom]

February 16, 2017, 5:11 am

By Rob Pegoraro You can't ever read the fine print too carefully, and that is also the case with Verizon's new unlimited data plan. The $80 unlimited plan - or, to phrase it more accurately, unmet... Read more »

Yahoo and Verizon 'near to agreeing revised sale terms' [telecom]

February 16, 2017, 5:03 am

Internet group Yahoo has reportedly agreed a price cut on its initial $4.8bn (£3.86bn) sale to Verizon. Verizon's purchase of Yahoo's core internet arm was put in doubt last year after disclosu... Read more »

Is Verizon's Resurrected Unlimited Data Plan a Good Deal? [telecom]

February 13, 2017, 7:18 pm

Hell just froze over because Verizon, long time hater of unlimited data plans, has decided to introduce a new unlimited data option. What's the deal? And more importantly...Is the new plan a good ... Read more »

Verizon Finally Offers Unlimited Data As The Mobile Wars Heat Up Again [tel...

February 13, 2017, 4:15 am

By Mark Rogowsky Poke the bear long enough, and the bear will wake up. Verizon put its unlimited data plans into hibernation back in 2011, but Big Red - as the carrier is often called - couldn't l... Read more »

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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 »


Non-profit needs donation of some POTS lines [Telecom]

Thanks for reading this. I'm posting on behalf of a non-profit organization that does important work. As you know, I've recently asked for help getting in touch with experts on telegraph signalling... Read more »


Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? [telecom]

Is this even possible - given the resources of a government? I keep getting these lame-sounding letters from the Pennsylvania (USA) AG's office explaining why they can't do anything about telephone s... Read more »


The Undercover Parent [Telecom]

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Undercover Parent By HARLAN COBEN March 16, 2008 Ridgewood, N.J. NOT long ago, friends of mine confessed over dinner that they had put spyware on their 15-year-old son's compu... 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 »


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 »


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 »


Some Teletype and other teleprinters for sale on Craigslist [telecom]

My previous inquiry has generated a number of leads to teleprinters available on Craigslist: there may be others, but these are what I have now. It looks like spring cleaning is turning up lots of ... 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 »


Wi-Fi Crusader in $5 Router Giveaway

By Eric Auchard FON, a Spanish start-up on an ambitious crusade to turn home Wi-Fi connections into wireless hotspots for nearby users, is set to unveil on Monday a plan to hand out 1 million wireles... Read more »