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Usenet group comp.dcom.telecom will be lagging for a while [telecom]

February 10, 2019, 6:08 am

The Usenet group comp.dcom.telecom is the way many readers see posts to The Telecom Digest. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, posts to comp.dcom.telecom will be lagging behind the one... Read more »

[Telecom] - Verizon wireless time zone error

February 9, 2019, 4:38 pm

For the past few weeks, both my wife Samsung S8 and mine have been switching between Mountain Standard Time (the correct time zone), and Pacific Standard Time. This seems to happen mostly at night.... Read more »

History 1961 electronics catalog [telecom]

February 8, 2019, 9:48 pm

This is a bit off-topic, but given the technological background of many readers here, I felt it would be of interest. There used to be a company in Chicago, Allied Electronics, that published a th... Read more »

Cable lobby asks for net neutrality law allowing paid prioritization

February 8, 2019, 5:48 am

NCTA says paid prioritization should be allowed if it creates public benefit. By Jon Brodkin Cable industry chief lobbyist Michael Powell today asked Congress for a net neutrality law that would ... Read more »

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Cu...

February 8, 2019, 5:47 am

Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years Documents show that bail bond companies used a secret phone tracking service to make tens of th... Read more »

Some Verizon Wireless customers in Fayetteville unable to call 911 [telecom...

February 5, 2019, 1:43 pm

Some Verizon Wireless customers in Fayetteville unable to call 911 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Police in Fayetteville are cautioning Verizon Wireless customers that they may not be able to call 911 Tuesda... Read more »

Tech firms, states face feds in net neutrality court battle [telecom]

February 4, 2019, 8:46 pm

By Marcy Gordon WASHINGTON (AP) - Tech companies and nearly half a dozen U.S. states are clashing with the Trump administration in federal court over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of rules a... Read more »

Telefonica joins AT&T in announcing Mexico 2G network shutdown [telecom...

February 4, 2019, 8:36 pm

Telefonica, which operates under the Movistar brand in Mexico, has officially notified telecommunications regulator IFT that it plans to switch off its 2G mobile service this year, reports business... Read more »

CenturyLink Outage, AT&T Layoffs, Avaya Engage Lead January's Top 12 [t...

February 4, 2019, 8:30 pm

January marked a big month for traffic to our site, with many of you eager to see some bad news (layoffs and network outages) but also good (new hires and new technologies to sell). The biggest la... Read more »

What Public Safety Agencies Can Do While Waiting for Next Generation 911 [t...

February 3, 2019, 7:27 pm

The old system has been the victim of its own success, a software executive argues By Dave Nyczepir People expect that 911 will always be available, until they can't get through. One software ex... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »