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Re: Callcentric Discontinuing Inum Support [telecom]


November 20, 2019, 9:59 pm

I've received an explanation for the change from Callcentric, and I'm passing it along to help any other Callcentric users: An iNum is a free number (15 digit number) that was created to ... Read more »

Maine Law Will Place Strict Restrictions On Internet Service


November 20, 2019, 5:21 pm

by Lauren E. York, Diana Elizabeth Schaffner and Michelle A. Reed Maine's legislature unanimously passed a new law - An Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information (the Act) - that wi... Read more »

Re: How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes


November 20, 2019, 2:57 pm

WSJ report about Google search manipulation gets a lot wrong The media narrative has turned against big tech, and this is an example. https://searchengineland.com/incendiary-wsj-report-about-google... Read more »

[Telecom] Callcentric Discontinuing Inum Support


November 19, 2019, 10:51 am

(Statement from Callcentric - Mod) This was not a decision we chose to make, but... https://www.callcentric.com/faq/49/536 ***** Moderator's Note ***** I use Callcentric for my home phone line: ... Read more »

[telecom] spoofing of GPS in Shanghai..


November 19, 2019, 6:22 am

Not just jamming. Spoofing and providing wrong locations to/of ships and, yes, bicycles... https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614689/ghost-ships-crop-circles-and-soft-gold-a-gps-mystery-in-shangha... Read more »

RE: [telecom] Sprint puts T-Mobile talks on hold to negotiate with cable du...


November 19, 2019, 2:56 am

In , our esteemed https://valliantnews.com/2019/11/17/sprint-puts-t-mobile-talks-on-hold-to-negotiate-with-cable-duo-report-says/ This claim puzzled me tremendously because it seems completely at o... Read more »

History: Western Union 60 years ago [telecom]


November 18, 2019, 7:41 pm

Article about the financial health of the business. The president talks about converting from telegrams to private wire services. https://books.google.com/books?id=hGNQAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA13&dq=%22walt... Read more »

T-Mobile's long-time CEO, John Legere, to step down [telecom]


November 18, 2019, 4:47 pm

Mr. Legere was credited with reviving the telecommunications company. He will be succeeded next spring by the company's president, Mike Sievert. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/business/media/t... Read more »

National Law Review: telecom news [telecom]


November 17, 2019, 5:20 pm

Telecom Alert - FCC Fines CenturyLink, West Safety for 911 Outage; Net Neutrality Petition for Rehearing; AT&T to Pay $60 Million in FTC Settlement; T-Mobile and Sprint Merger FCC Approval Order; P... Read more »

Sprint puts T-Mobile talks on hold to negotiate with cable duo, report says...


November 17, 2019, 4:43 pm

By Robert Smith Sprint has put merger talks with T-Mobile US on hold to pursue two months of exclusive talks with cable giants Comcast and Charter Communications, according to a published report. ... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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[telecom] Basic fiber optic phone service vs. Fios phone service


A few weeks ago in the consumer column of the Boston Sunday Globe: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/08/30/copper-fiber-phone-service-better-fight-than-switch/83SzuNwB4QmJbyM1Rfmg1J/story.htm... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »