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Verizon and AT&T are waiving overage fees, but there's a catch [telecom...

March 27, 2020, 1:58 pm

With the U.S. economy in dire shape and millions of people currently struggling to pay their bills, Verizon and AT&T recently announced that they will not charge subscribers overage fees for exceed... Read more »

Verizon Is The Only US Wireless Carrier Charging Extra For 5G [telecom]

March 27, 2020, 1:54 pm

By Karl Bode By now we've established that while fifth-generation (5G) wireless will result in faster, more resilient networks, the technology has been over-hyped to an almost comical degree. Yes,... Read more »

Verizon Must Face Strike Workers' Overtime Suit In DC [telecom]

March 26, 2020, 12:18 am

Verizon Communications Inc. hoped to convince a New York federal judge to kill a suit accusing it of stiffing strike replacement workers on overtime pay with its argument that the claims didn't bel... Read more »

YouTube, Netflix Begin Slowing Services to Handle Coronavirus Strain [telec...

March 26, 2020, 12:04 am

The internet should generally hold up under the load of a pandemic. But content providers say they're taking extra precautions just to make sure. By Karl Bode As millions of Americans hunker down... Read more »

Shreveport phone connections to Paratransit severed [telecom]

March 25, 2020, 11:59 pm

SporTran's main fiber line connecting the agencies' telephone system was cut Wednesday morning. As a result, telephone service to all SporTran facilities, including LiftLine (paratransit), is stil... Read more »

Home Alone [telecom]

March 25, 2020, 5:37 am

by Philip P. Gura There's an old Yiddish saying, passed down to me from my grandparents, that is worth recalling in these uncertain and potentially infectious times: When three people say you're d... Read more »

Understanding Telemarketing Law [telecom]

March 25, 2020, 5:25 am

What is Telemarketing Law? Understanding the complexities of telemarketing law is challenging. Under federal law, telemarketing is defined as the initiation of a telephone call or message for the ... Read more »

FCC Proposes Over $200 Million In Fines To AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile And ...

March 25, 2020, 5:16 am

by Ernesto Mendieta On February 28, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission proposed fines amounting to over $200 million dollars against the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S., allegi... Read more »

AT&T statement on company eforts to deal with Covid-19 [telecom]

March 24, 2020, 12:07 am

As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. The work we do is critical to millions of people and companies around the world, ... Read more »

Verizon Outage - Users can't make calls & cell service down for many us...

March 23, 2020, 11:48 pm

Verizon the company that offers mobile and landline communications services, including broadband internet, is currently down & facing an outage at many locations. The issue is widespread & has aff... 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 »