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The Telecom Digest for August 1, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 186 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Challenge-Response (Pete Cresswell)
'Heather from card services', et al. (Robert Bonomi)
Re: 'Heather from card services', et al. (HAncock4)

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Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:52:06 -0400 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Challenge-Response Message-ID: <5eof185oav96cjmq9o2uct4vak13e49k9k@4ax.com> Per T: >No, you can tell the Blacklist application what numbers to block. I >quite like it as when you want to add it'll go into the phone call log >and let you choose a number. Are you in the USA? My experience with robo calls to my cell phone is that they keep changing the numbers that they spoof. e.g. You never know where Heather-Of-Cardholder-Services is going to call from next. I recently added the Special Information Tones to the beginning of the "answering machine" message on my cell phone. I don't expect it to help any for the illegal offshore dialers, but presidential elections are looming and I'm hoping that the legal political campaign dialers may have at some concern about costs and react to the tones by removing the number from whatever list they're working out of. -- Pete Cresswell
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:56:04 -0500 From: bonomi@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: 'Heather from card services', et al. Message-ID: <6JSdnRF_RJoZ_4XNnZ2dnUVZ_oWdnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> CBS News is reporting a massive power-failure in India. The scope of the outage doubled today, to 22 states, SEVEN HUNDRED MILLION people. It is reported that many call centers have their own long-run generators, but carrier infrastructure may be badly stressed.
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:19:51 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: 'Heather from card services', et al. Message-ID: <5a8be612-d1be-47f8-a51e-85785f9b35ea@a4g2000vbt.googlegroups.com> On Jul 31, 6:56 pm, bon...@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) wrote: > CBS News is reporting a massive power-failure in India. The scope > of the outage doubled today, to 22 states, SEVEN HUNDRED MILLION people. > > It is reported that many call centers have their own long-run generators, > but carrier infrastructure may be badly stressed. I got two robo-calls over the last two nights. One was a survey, the other a political pitch. My area has some call centers, and I suspect there are plenty in the US. Modern technology allows the operators to be very productive-- they're only connected into a call if the callee actively demonstrates interest. As to India, the NYT has several articles on the power failures. It's something US policy makers ought to be paying attention to so the US grid can be expaned to handle rising population and consumption. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/world/asia/power-outages-hit-600-million-in-india.html?hp http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/world/asia/indias-power-grid-lacks-excess-capacity.html
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