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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...
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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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
[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)...
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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...
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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...
 
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:...
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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 the...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...