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Customer could not get Verizon to register his device until he tricked them [telecom]
Having trouble getting help on the phone from a live individual? Try calling this department instead By Alan Friedman No matter which carrier you use, the odds are that you have a story to tell about...
10 months ago 1
Verizon Media Group Sued for Trade Secret Theft [telecom]
by Christina Tabacco Investment Science LLC brought numerous Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and similar state law claims against Verizon Communications Inc., and several of its subsidiaries...
1 year ago
AT&T wins enhanced spectrum position following auction [telecom]
Company now has more than 1,040 MHz of nationwide mmWave spectrum AT&T has won spectrum licenses covering more than 99% of the U.S. population following the close of FCC Auction 103. The company's...
2 years ago
CenturyLink faces more scrutiny from Minnesota regulators after 911 outage [telecom]
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 found...
2 years ago
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. You...
3 years ago
California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone [telecom]
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 Technica...
7 years ago
[telecom] Basic fiber optic phone service vs. Fios phone service
A few weeks ago in the consumer column of the Boston Sunday Globe: -or- ... a reader explained that in response to a repair request on their copper phone line, Verizon was forcing (not encouraging)...
7 years ago 2
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...
10 years ago 22
Some Teletype and other teleprinters for sale on Craigslist [telecom]
My previous inquiry has generated a number of leads to teleprinters available on Craigslist: there may be others, but these are what I have now. It looks like spring cleaning is turning up lots of...
11 years ago
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 throughout:...
12 years ago 18
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 the...
13 years ago 5
Non-profit needs donation of some POTS lines [Telecom]
Thanks for reading this. I'm posting on behalf of a non-profit organization that does important work. As you know, I've recently asked for help getting in touch with experts on telegraph signalling....
13 years ago 1
Touch Tone at 1964 World's Fair [telecom]
Touch-Tone telephone dialing (commonly called push-button dialing) made its major public debut at the New York World's Fair in 1964, located in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. The Bell System...
13 years ago 22
The Undercover Parent [Telecom]
OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Undercover Parent By HARLAN COBEN March 16, 2008 Ridgewood, N.J. NOT long ago, friends of mine confessed over dinner that they had put spyware on their 15-year-old son's computer...
14 years ago 1
Re: NANP Number Lengths
Categorically false. Within the US and Canada, any customer dialed string beginning with 10 is a carrier selection code, and none of those begins with 109. Furthermore, any customer-dialable number...
15 years ago
Re: May 1966 - Customers Angry at Switch to Message Units From Toll
The counters (one for each phone line) simply clicked off as needed. I have no idea how they got the feedback to "know" whether to just click once for a local, untimed, call -- or whether to click...
15 years ago
Wi-Fi Crusader in $5 Router Giveaway
By Eric Auchard FON, a Spanish start-up on an ambitious crusade to turn home Wi-Fi connections into wireless "hotspots" for nearby users, is set to unveil on Monday a plan to hand out 1 million...
15 years ago
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...
16 years ago
Why the Internet Isn't the Death of the Post Office
By JAMES FALLOWS MILLIONS of people now rent their movies the Netflix way. They fill out a wish list from the 50,000 titles on the company's Web site and receive the first few DVD's in the mail; when...
16 years ago
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 on...
16 years ago