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History 1957 dial upgrade [telecom]

May 23, 2019, 7:33 pm

The link below is to a two-page illustrated article on the installation of dial telephone service in Warsaw, Ind. Read more »

T-Mobile/Sprint merger faces big trouble at DOJ despite FCC approval [telec...

May 23, 2019, 2:54 am

The Department of Justice's antitrust staff has recommended blocking T-Mobile's attempted purchase of Sprint, Reuters reported today, citing an anonymous source. DOJ staff fear that after the deal... Read more »

Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Laws, U.S. Judge Rules [telecom]

May 22, 2019, 6:08 pm

A federal judge found that the chip-making giant charged cellphone makers onerous fees for the use of its patents. The company said it would appeal the ruling. Read more »

CWAers Land Major Legislative Victory For Working People In Maine [Telecom]...

May 22, 2019, 12:01 am

(This is from the CWA District One newsletter) CWA Local 1400 members in Maine saw a lot of hard organizing and advocacy work pay off last week as Governor Mills signed new legislation into law on... Read more »

Re: [telecom] Ajit Pai proposes new rule that would allow carriers to bloc...

May 21, 2019, 8:27 pm

In my estimation blocking robocalls is only half of the problem. The other part is the ability to spoof caller ID. While there is an occasional legitimate reason to do this, it is being abu... Read more »

Re: Worker Gets CEO to Agree that Verizon Wireless Workers Have a Right to...

May 21, 2019, 8:20 pm

In my opinion... Lots of American workers need to be in a union these days to protect their basic standard of living from exploitation. Companies have been making enormous profits in recent years,... Read more »

T-Mobile and Sprint finally found FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Price [telecom]

May 21, 2019, 2:23 pm

The way to Ajit Pai's heart, apparently, is through rural broadband. The Federal Communications Commission chairman, an eager deregulator who leads the panel's Republican majority, announced Monday... Read more »

U.S. Justice Department 'Leaning Against' Approving T-Mobile/Sprint Merger ...

May 21, 2019, 2:20 pm

The United States Justice Department is leaning against approving the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, reports Bloomberg. The merger might not be approved because the two companies don't go far... Read more »

AT&T's 5G E game is even worse than its misleadingly named network [tel...

May 21, 2019, 2:16 pm

AT&T was recently crowned the fastest network in the US, thanks to Ookla speed test results from Q1 2019 (even if that victory may not be quite as impressive as it sounds). Now, the company is cele... Read more »

FCC's Broadband Advisory Committee Names New Members [telecom]

May 20, 2019, 1:31 pm

Will hold first meeting next month By John Eggerton FCC chair Ajit Pai has named the new members of its re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), which will hold its first meet... 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 »


Online Banking Keeps Customers on Hook for Fees [telecom]

Online Banking Keeps Customers on Hook for Fees By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ October 15, 2011 Customers frustrated by banks' controversial new fees are finding out what industry insiders have known for yea... 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 »