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The Telecom Digest for June 16, 2012
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Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 02:46:48 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: MOH box ID Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:58:48 -0400, ABLE1 wrote: > Hello all, > > I am trying to ID a MOH (Music On Hold) box. It is black in color, > has a CD player on one end and other controls, power, audio output on > the other end. There is no CD installed. ... A stab in the dark, or two: try the folks at 1-800-HI-HELLO, if they're still there and selling such telephony equipment -- they might know; or, try the folks at Viking -- it might even be their equipment. In either case, though (pardon my crudeness), if they're to help, you'll need to show them something a bit more concrete than a nameless, faceless, colorless, dimensionless, out-of-focus photograph or two :-) . HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:25:58 -0700 (PDT) From: Wes Leatherock <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Star 69 is a joke? Message-ID: <1339770358.32471.YahooMailClassic@web111703.mail.gq1.yahoo.com> --- On Wed, 6/13/12, Joseph Singer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Is star 69 a joke in the USA? Did they have to choose the one >> number between 1 and a hundred with a prurient meaning? > > Probably just as much of a joke as people in Denver, Somerville > Mass, Bowdoinham Maine, Seattle and other places who were assigned > 666 as their CO code. You know, the mark of the beast. When a new prefix was offered to Phillips Petroleum Company for a centrex for its headquarters in Barlesville, Okla., it was offered 661 or 666. It chose 661. Wes Leatherock email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:23:48 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Ring voltage measurment question Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Jun 14, 12:10 pm, Mike Spencer <m...@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> wrote: [Moderator snip] >  Is there a name for that cabinet? The central office is ca. 13 > miles away, the cabinet only 4 as the wire runs. Probably Digital loop carrier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_loop_carrier Does the box you mention look like the photo in Wikipedia? Neal McLain
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:17:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Star 69 is a joke? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Jun 13, 1:30 pm, Joseph Singer <joeofseat...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:21:39 -0700 (PDT) Justin Goldberg opined: > > > Is star 69 a joke in the USA? Did they have to choose the one number > > between 1 and a hundred with a prurient meaning? > > Probably just as much of a joke as people in Denver, Somerville Mass, > Bowdoinham Maine, Seattle and other places who were assigned 666 as > their CO code. You know, the mark of the beast. Or MOhawk 6 in Chicago.
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