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The Telecom Digest for June 03, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 150 : "text" Format

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  Re: Centurylink DSL speed upgrade rate supposed to be "forever" - but.... (GlowingBlueMist)
  DSL and filters for old phones--question                                             (Jeff)
  Re: 4G phone will quickly change things                                         (Sam Spade)

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Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 23:16:14 -0500 From: "GlowingBlueMist@sunsite.dk" <GlowingBlueMist@truely.invalid.dotsrc.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Centurylink DSL speed upgrade rate supposed to be "forever" - but.... Message-ID: <4c05db11$0$281$14726298@news.sunsite.dk> On 6/1/2010 8:19 PM, Doc wrote: > I'm currently on Centurylink DSL, the bargain-basement 19.95/mo > (768kbs) plan originally with Embarq and they were bought by > Centurylink. The deal was the rate is supposed to be good forever as > long as you keep the plan. > > They had a double your speed for $5 more offer which I didn't go for > at the time but checking with Centurylink they have the same deal. > Again, supposed to be good as long as you don't change your plan or > service. > > The thing is, when I asked where I can see this in writing, I was > advised by the rep that it's not available in writing. Hmmm..... > Granted it's not major bucks we're talking about but obviously not > exactly the classic notion of a smart move when entering a contract. > > Anyone have long term experience with Centurylink as far as them being > good on their word? My basic default position is to not trust giant > faceless corporations as far as I can throw them. The service has been > generally problem free other than occasional outages and once finding > a "mystery" phone number that I've never heard of or called on my bill > which they credited me for without too much hassle. However, > introducing a change seems to be where problems can occur. > > Thoughts? Experiences? > > Thanks. > I have no experience with either company but I've found that things like this get settled real quick if you can interest an investigative reporter at a local newspaper or TV station.
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 09:33:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: DSL and filters for old phones--question Message-ID: <135b830e-e2e4-45ed-aae8-9e6de224792b@l6g2000vbo.googlegroups.com> I would like to get DSL. However, I have an older 554 (wall rotary dial) phone hard wired and mounted on the wall. The phone is in regular use. Is it necessary for DSL to work properly to install a filter between the 554 and the phone line? It would be necessary to pull out the phone (they were mounted tough in the old days), install a modular jack, and find a modular wall phone to replace it. I would like to avoid those steps. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Thanks! --Jeff [public replies, please[ ***** Moderator's Note ***** Jeff, you don't need to do anything to that wall phone. Here in my house, when I got DSL, I went to the cellar, installed two modular jacks next to the inlet point of the drop wire, and connected one jack to the incoming line, and the other to my old "JK" wire to feed the house phones. Then, I plugged in a DSL filter between them. There's only one filter for every phone, and I didn't need to touch anything else. I recommend the method for all DSL installations. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 09:46:24 -0700 From: Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: 4G phone will quickly change things Message-ID: <CNOdnXYqUNpAF5vRnZ2dnUVZ_j-dnZ2d@giganews.com> Monty Solomon wrote: > TECH LAB > > 4G phone will quickly change things > > By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff | May 27, 2010 > > BALTIMORE - I'm only here for the day. No time to dine on soft-shell > crab; barely enough for a glance at Camden Yards, where the Orioles > play baseball. I'm a digital tourist, here mainly to stare at a > glowing LCD screen. > > Still, I'm enjoying the tiny view; Web pages and Internet videos > downloaded at amazing speed by a device that fits into a shirt > pocket, lets me shoot high-definition videos, and can still be used > to call the folks back home. > > It's called the EVO 4G, and it's our first glimpse at the next big > thing in smartphones. When cellular carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. > begins selling the EVO on June 4, it will be America's first 4G > cellphone, capable of far greater speed than the 3G iPhones and > BlackBerries we have come to love. > > But why fly 360 miles to check it out? Because Boston doesn't have a > working 4G network yet. Baltimore is one of about two dozen US cities > where you can find one. Sprint says it's building more 4G coverage as > fast as it can; Boston is on the list for sometime this year. > > ... > > http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/05/27/4g_phone_will_quickly_change_things/ > My wife and I recently went on an auto trip through much of Arizona. The only place we saw 3G was in the Tucson and Phoeniz areas. Mile upon endless mile of the old "E" protocol. Same for eastern California along the High Sierra. They did a good job with the old "E" network, both from a population center and large geographical coverage standpoint. Not so, though with 3G and that probably will be the same, or worse, with 4G. So, as long as a person remains in "center city" they will be covered (whenever congestion lets up).
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