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The Telecom Digest for October 7, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 234 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Bogus Caller-ID (HAncock4)
Re: Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service (HAncock4)
Wiresurfer launches online telecom price comparison market (Monty Solomon)
Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril (Monty Solomon)
Re: TD/CDT moderator's blog? (Joseph Singer)

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Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 11:45:01 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Bogus Caller-ID Message-ID: <d4b1f0b4-aedf-49bb-a1e4-e757777c1bfe@w3g2000yqe.googlegroups.com> On Sep 28, 6:32 am, Andrew Kaser <a...@europa.com> wrote: > > . . .Understanding that the ANI data was not designed > >for this purpose, and it would contain some flaws, it would never the less > >likely be more accurate.- - The above makes good sense. Some folks criticize the use of ANI since it would conflict with PBXs. But back when ANI was developed, provisions were made to use the main directory number instead of the actual trunk for PBX subscribers. If they could do this in 1958, they certainly could accomodate it today. http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/bstj/vol37-1958/articles/bstj37-5-1295.pdf (PBX feature found on page 1305)
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 11:49:00 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service Message-ID: <8a4b50da-651c-4628-b567-69d7dd804212@o7g2000yqb.googlegroups.com> On Aug 31, 9:35 pm, Monty Solomon <mo...@roscom.com> wrote: > Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service Historical note: The old Bell System once had a major presence in the Merrimack Valley. Western Electric's Merrimack Valley Works at their height employed around 12,000 people, and were the major employer in the region. The AT&T archives has an interesting video describing it. (Note that these archives have both historical and contemporary technology videos available for view). http://techchannel.att.com/play-video.cfm/2011/6/22/AT &T-Archives-In-the-Merrimack-Valley
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 09:53:42 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Wiresurfer launches online telecom price comparison market Message-ID: <p06240804cc95e3775575@[]> Wiresurfer launches online telecom price comparison market By Sinead Carew Reuters Oct 2, 2012 (Reuters) - Inspired by travel sites like Expedia, start-up Wiresurfer.com is promising to condense three days work into fifteen minutes for small companies shopping for telecommunications services. The Coral Springs, Florida based company, is launching its website on Tuesday where small and medium sized businesses can compare prices for telephone and Internet services and see what promotions are on offer in their region. ... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/02/us-telecomstartup-wiresurfer-idUSBRE89103Z20121002 Wiresurfer wants to make picking telecom as easy as booking a flight GigaOM http://gigaom.com/2012/10/02/wiresurfer-wants-to-make-picking-telecom-as-easy-as-booking-a-flight/
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 13:49:13 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril Message-ID: <p06240806cc961eb93914@[]> Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril It could become illegal to resell your iPhone 4, car or family antiques By Jennifer Waters, MarketWatch Oct. 4, 2012 CHICAGO (MarketWatch) - Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court's busy agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmother's antique furniture to your iPhone 4. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture as well as CDs and DVDs, without getting permission from the copyright holder of those products. Under the doctrine, which the Supreme Court has recognized since 1908, you can resell your stuff without worry because the copyright holder only had control over the first sale. Put simply, though Apple has the copyright on the iPhone and Mark Owen does on the book "No Easy Day," you can still sell your copies to whomever you please whenever you want without retribution. That's being challenged now for products that are made abroad and if the Supreme Court upholds an appellate court ruling it would mean that the copyright holders of anything you own that has been made in China, Japan or Europe, for example, would have to give you permission to sell it. ... http://www.marketwatch.com/story/your-right-to-resell-your-own-stuff-is-in-peril-2012-10-04
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 07:43:02 -0700 (PDT) From: Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: TD/CDT moderator's blog? Message-ID: <1349534582.65941.YahooMailClassic@web121406.mail.ne1.yahoo.com> Mr Horne wrote: > I'll post something on my blog rsn. There was one thing related to > telecom: I got into a disagreement with century link and wound up > talking to a clerk in the "Escalation Department" when I asked for a > Supervisor. That's going in the blog, too. Could you post the address of your blog? Oh, and as for CL, when I moved ten years ago I decided that I could do without (at the time) Qwest's services and haven't had service with them(or their successor) since then. Even though I came to loathe the service from Qwest I still would have left if I had any other LEC. A good Mac Head (tm) friend of mine just got rid of his CL line and now only uses mobile and VoIP as well. ***** Moderator's Note ***** My blog is at billhorne dot com. Bill Horne Moderator
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