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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 12 Jun 2022
Volume 41 : Issue 110 : "text" format

table of contents
I think I understand, sort of, maybe, possibly
Verizon Fails to Prove the Accessibility of Premium Visual Voicemail
Stay Connected During Emergencies

Message-ID: <20220611151809.0B4BF89C@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 15:18:09 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: I think I understand, sort of, maybe, possibly ***** Moderator's Note ***** I need a lawyer, Or a linguist, or a shaman, or a soothsayer. I need *somebody* that can tell me what a "Modified Final Judgement" is, and why it's being done, and whether it should have been done, and if it is going to make any difference to we telephone users. I need help. Bill Horne Moderator +--------------------------------------------------------------+ Defendants entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated June 5, 2008, pursuant to which Verizon Communications Inc. ("Verizon") acquired Alltel Corporation ("Alltel"). Plaintiffs United States and the States of Alabama, California, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota ("plaintiff States") filed a civil antitrust Complaint on October 30, 2008, seeking to enjoin the proposed acquisition. As explained more fully in the Complaint, and the concurrently filed Competitive Impact Statement, the likely effect of this acquisition would have been to lessen competition substantially for mobile wireless telecommunications services in 94 Cellular Market Areas ("CMAs") in 22 states (1) where Verizon and Alltel were among the most significant competitors, in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18. This loss of competition would have resulted in consumers in those areas facing higher prices, lower quality service and fewer choices of mobile wireless telecommunications services. https://www.justice.gov/atr/case-document/memorandum-plaintiff-united-states-support-unopposed-motion-modify-final-judgmen-0 -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Message-ID: <20220611144702.3C72A89C@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 14:47:02 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: Verizon Fails to Prove the Accessibility of Premium Visual Voicemail Full Title: In the Matter of Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless Informal Complaint Regarding Access to Telecommunications Services Document Type(s): Order Bureau(s): Enforcement Description: FCC Enforcement Bureau grants an informal complaint alleging that Verizon Wireless's Premium Visual Voicemail service was not accessible, finding that Verizon Wireless failed to meet its burden of proof and did not establish that the service is accessible https://www.fcc.gov/document/verizon-fails-prove-accessibility-premium-visual-voicemail -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Message-ID: <20220611154422.A22C489C@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 15:44:22 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: Stay Connected During Emergencies The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a web page that talks about the availability of telephone service during emergencies. Short of getting an Amateur Radio license and joining SHARES[1], there are some things anyone can do to prepare. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and the Department of Telecommunications and Cable urge residents to take pre-emptive measures this National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13) to ensure readiness during emergency situations or power outages impacting their communications services. Different services (for example, traditional wireline phone, wireless, or VOIP provided over telephone or cable companies' networks) have different capabilities in emergencies or power outages. If you do not know what type of service you have, contact your provider. Traditional Landline (Home phone, provided by a telephone company such as Verizon or Comcast): During a power outage, traditional landline service that runs over a copper network will continue to operate. However, phone service over fiber (from your cable company, or Verizon FiOS) will not, and require batteries to continue operating during an outage (see VOIP below). Keep a traditional corded phone for outages. Without power, a cordless phone will not work. https://blog.mass.gov/consumer/massconsumer/stay-connected-during-emergencies/ Bill 1. For those whom are curious about SHARES and/or Amateur Radio: https://www.cisa.gov/shares-faq http://www.arrl.org/ -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

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