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The Telecom Digest for June 21, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 167 : "text" Format

Messages in this Issue:
  Re: FTC: say goodbye to "Stacey at Account Holder Services"   (John David Galt)
  Re: 45 Years Ago-- Succasunna NJ 1ESS                                 (Wesrock)
  at&t wamts naming rights to Phila subway station                 (Lisa or Jeff)
  cellphone as a microphone/headphone device                          (transkawa)

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Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:11:55 -0800 From: John David Galt <jdg@diogenes.sacramento.ca.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: FTC: say goodbye to "Stacey at Account Holder Services" Message-ID: <hvkbi0$nrq$1@blue.rahul.net> Sam Spade wrote: > I explored the FTC's role in Do Not Call violations some years ago. I > managed to speak with someone who was knowledgeable. She told me that > their mandate on that list was simply to gather statistics; that they > had neither the resources nor the Congressional mandate to enforce the > list. But, she added, Congress had included the provision to give > individuals the option to file a civil lawsuit for any individual > violators. So, if you're really, really rich, there is recourse. OK, I'll bite: Whom do I sue if Caller ID says XXX-XXX-XXXX? The courts won't accept a suit against "John Doe" unless there is some other named defendant who can be subpoenaed to tell the judge who and where John Doe is. I suppose I could name the phone company as a codefendant, but (a) which one? (I'll bet only the caller's own LEC knows who he/she/it is), and (b) I have AT&T and they use an arbitration agreement that makes it impossible to sue them. And I hear they have a policy of never releasing the information from Call Trace (#57) even if you get them to turn it on. Only the FCC can cut this Gordian knot, but it doesn't look to me like they care about doing their job anymore. They'd rather spend their time going after "indecent" TV shows and looking for ways to silence conservative talk radio.
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:08:58 EDT From: Wesrock@aol.com To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: 45 Years Ago-- Succasunna NJ 1ESS Message-ID: <5374c.650659e2.394cd7fa@aol.com> In a message dated 6/17/2010 7:56:04 PM Central Daylight Time, sam@coldmail.com writes: > Also, we have remote access to call forwarding, which is an > invaluable service to us. RACF was a major feature wanted by a non-profit agency staffed by volunteers. The listed number was forwarded to a volunteer's home phone number (not always the same person) when no one was in the office and they particularly wanted the ability to change the person it was forwarded to without having to go to the office to change it. When RACF became a service offering they were quick to subscribe to it. Wes Leatherock wesrock@aol.com wleathus@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:03:02 -0700 (PDT) From: Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: at&t wamts naming rights to Phila subway station Message-ID: <1eb38e50-078b-4eaf-b407-36b934ca7254@i28g2000yqa.googlegroups.com> >From the Phila Inqr: "AT&T may soon be on the line - the Broad Street Line. Cash-strapped SEPTA is considering a proposal to sell the naming rights to the southernmost subway stop. AT&T has offered $5 million to change the name of the Pattison station, which serves the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia. " full article at: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_top_stories/20100618_SEPTA_may_sell_Pattison_station_naming_rights_to_AT_T.html
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:51:57 +0100 From: transkawa <transkawa@yahoo.fr> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: cellphone as a microphone/headphone device Message-ID: <MPG.267dd0e0cae2ae379896af@nntp.aioe.org> Is it possible for me to use my cellphone as a microphone and/or as a headphone for making and receiving internet phone calls? What I mean is a setup where I do not have to use the proprietary software from the manucfacturer but use it in place of the traditional microphone and headphone that are usually provided. There is no provision for such a facility on my windows xp computer. I believe this is possible but do not know how. xnt -- Never question, keep asking 234 702 866 8957
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