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The Telecom Digest for January 25, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 24 : "text" Format

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TV show communications "Modern Family"(Lisa or Jeff)
Re: Sounds like ...(Richard)
Re: What did the USPTO really say about unlocking cell(tlvp)

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Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 07:48:05 -0800 (PST) From: Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: TV show communications "Modern Family" Message-ID: <ee49fbf6-8d7d-46ee-898c-4e0496bd479b@f9g2000vbq.googlegroups.com> The NYT has a story on this TV show in which cell phones and other gadgets play a big part of the storyline (their use and mis-use in communications between people). Also talks how writers adapted cell phones for inter-character communication in new ways. Interesting article. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/fashion/23THISLIFE.html?_r=1&hpw
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:17:52 -0800 From: Richard <rng@richbonnie.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Sounds like ... Message-ID: <91krj6l83d1nr63g5kstlo5d7hs65eoh67@4ax.com> On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 18:12:12 -0500, "Bob Goudreau" <BobGoudreau@nc.rr.com> wrote: >Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> wrote: > >> Unfortunately many people must have been dosing [sic] off in school when >> it was explained to them that even though several words may sound alike >> they do have distinctive different meanings among them such as to/too, >> your/you're, there, their, they're. > >Depends on what substance they were being "dosed" with, I guess. :-) > >But I suppose dozing might also explain it. > >Bob Goudreau >Cary, NC > > >***** Moderator's Note ***** > >Perhaps Mr. Singer was making a joke about schpeel chequers? > >Bill Horne >Moderator Or maybe he meant "dosing", as in taking a dose of a narcotic.
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:11:09 -0500 From: tlvp <tPlOvUpBErLeLsEs@hotmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: What did the USPTO really say about unlocking cell Message-ID: <op.vptw0vizitl47o@acer250.gateway.2wire.net> On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 21:31:00 -0500, Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> wrote: > I've had VoiceStream/T-Mobile service now for over 10-1/2 years and > have gotten many unlock codes from them and never had a problem with > them initiating getting the unlock code for me. I didn't even have > to lie that I was going to Canada or Iran. All I needed to do was > tell them the manufacturer, the model and the IMEI and they put the > request of the code and I received it usually in 24 hours or > less. ... In that regard, it's interesting to note that, while T-Mobile chooses to communicate the SUK and unlocking procedure by email, usually within one business day (Joseph's experiences mirror my own), at&t ws seems to prefer looking up the SUK and reading it off to you right when you ask, along with giving you the step-by-step for the unlock procedure, so as to be sure it worked correctly. And, as Joseph pointed out, it's *imperative* to ... > ... make sure that they knew I was requesting the subsidy unlock > code and not the PUK (phone unlock key) code from entering the SIM > PIN too many times incorrectly. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP
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