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The Telecom Digest for February 15, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 40 : "text" Format

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Re: Telephone humor on TV and Touch Tone calling(Sam Spade)
AT&T iPhone customers: go grab your free 1000 minutes(Monty Solomon)

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Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:49:16 -0800
From: Sam Spade <sam@coldmail.com>
To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org.
Subject: Re: Telephone humor on TV and Touch Tone calling
Message-ID: <9ZSdnUgxnKoA68jQnZ2dnUVZ_jydnZ2d@giganews.com>

Wes Leatherock wrote:

> SxS had no native DTMF mode.  To provide Touch-Tone in a SxS office
> required a translator that listened for DTMF and DP and translated
> DTMF to DP. Often only certain line finder groups would be equipped
> with such translators because they had to monitor every call to see if
> their services were needed.  The translation equipment was pretty
> expensive.  This also meant some customers had to have their numbers
> changed to get Touch-Tone.
> The situation would be different in Southern California, which was
> originally all SxS and with growth in the population and network
> routing requirments had to have senders in each office to route
> outgoing calls. Those were equipped with translation equipment for all
> calls, and adding DTMF was not that big a deal.

I don't know much about SxS other than I was served by a GTE stepper 
when they enabled the entire office for DTMF.  And, yes, I was painfully 
aware that it converted it all back to DP.  I could hear it as I waited 
for it.

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 21:33:22 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: AT&T iPhone customers: go grab your free 1000 minutes Message-ID: <p062408c2c97ba1c490a9@[]> AT&T iPhone customers: go grab your free 1000 minutes by Erica Sadun Feb 11 2011 Loyal AT&T iPhone customer? AT&T wants to say thank you to iPhone owners by sending you 1000 free rollover minutes. All you have to do is text. ... http://www.tuaw.com/2011/02/11/atandt-iphone-customers-go-grab-your-free-1000-minutes/
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