31 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for December 7, 2012
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Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:39:56 -0600 From: Frank Stearns <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Best simple screening system? Message-ID: <-umdndXsVLIxjVzNnZ2dnUVZ_h6dnZ2d@posted.palinacquisition> Robot Rachel and her evil robot sister, Ann, are hitting me up 2-4 times a day now for interest rate reductions on my credit cards -- and making me crazy. This device looks promising: http://www.privacycorps.com/products/?id=4 ("Call Screener") It appears to do just what's needed, including answering with a SIT group. Seems like a cheap solution; curious what the pros here suggest, and whether others have had experience with this device. Thanks in advance, Frank -- .
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 23:47:03 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Dear ITU, please don't bill Internet use like phone calls Message-ID: <email@example.com> Dear ITU, please don't bill Internet use like phone calls Telcos lobby for drastic change, think content networks getting a free ride. by Iljitsch van Beijnum Dec 1 2012 Ars Technica "Operating agencies shall negotiate commercial agreements to achieve a sustainable system of fair compensation for telecommunications services and, where appropriate, respecting the principle of sending party network pays." That's the input that a number of former monopoly, European telecoms sent to the member states of the United Nation's International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Why? Because, for the first time since 1988, the ITU will be negotiating new international telecom regulations from December 3 to 14 in Dubai. And that meeting will mark the first opportunity for the ITU to bring Internet issues under its umbrella. ... http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/12/dear-itu-please-dont-bill-internet-use-like-phone-calls/
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