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WA: With Supreme Court denial of review, PUD secures victory in CenturyLink...

September 13, 2019, 7:45 pm

By Aaron Mead OLYMPIA - The Washington State Supreme Court on Sept. 3 denied review of Century Link's appeal of a lower court verdict in favor of the Pacific County Public Utility District No. 2. ... Read more »

WA: CenturyLink customers in Elk area unable to call 911 from landline [tel...

September 13, 2019, 7:32 pm

Spokane Regional Emergency Communications said Thursday they were advised of a CenturyLink phone outage. By Kaitlin Riordan SPOKANE, Wash. - CenturyLink customers in the Elk area may not be able ... Read more »

How Safari and iMessage Have Made iPhones Less Secure [telecom]

September 13, 2019, 3:50 am

How Safari and iMessage Have Made iPhones Less Secure Security researchers say iOS's security woes stem in part from Apple putting too much trust in its own software's code. Read more »

T-Mobile gets aggressive, offers half off iPhone 11 even for current custom...

September 13, 2019, 3:27 am

T-Mobile is hoping to push a lot of people to trade in old iPhones for new ones. By Eli Blumenthal With the new iPhones set to go on preorder Friday, the usual buy one, get one deals are starting... Read more »

Most of the robocalls you get aren't coming from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mob...

September 12, 2019, 4:13 pm

A new report suggests that the United States' top mobile carriers are making headway in the fight against annoying robocalls. The data analytics company Transaction Network Services (TNS) released ... Read more »

How to Make Your Smartphone Last Longer [telecom]

September 12, 2019, 3:25 pm

Smartphones are more expensive than ever, but we still don't keep them very long. Here's why, and what you can do to extend their life. By Eric Ravenscraft When you buy a new smartphone, how long ... Read more »

UT: Castle Valley power outage takes out Frontier service [telecom]

September 10, 2019, 11:30 pm

The power outage Aug. 28 was more widespread than just Castle Valley - and the surge that came when the lights came back on did some damage. That surge of power also tripped the equipment in the F... Read more »

UPDATE: Some Lewis and southern Jefferson Frontier customers still without ...

September 10, 2019, 11:17 pm

By Julie Abbass LOWVILLE, NY - While some key facilities have had their phone service restored, others, along with many residents, have not. According to Lewis County General Hospital Director of ... Read more »

Optimum calls outage "Power Related" as customers demand refunds ...

September 10, 2019, 11:02 pm

Optimum cable and broadband customers whose service went out for hours Friday night remain in the dark whether the company will credit their bills for the prolonged outage. Through its Optimum ser... Read more »

Sunday night: phone service fully restored in Lewis County [telecom]

September 10, 2019, 10:28 pm

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Five days after a lightning strike took out phone service to much of Lewis County, all the phones were back on Sunday night. In a statement, Javier Mendoza, a Frontier Comm... 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 »