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The Telecom Digest for October 8, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 209 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Caller ID numbers that start with '1' (Rich Greenberg)
And Then Steve Said, 'Let There Be an iPhone' (Monty Solomon)
Why you can't stop checking your phone (Monty Solomon)
Re: Caller ID numbers that start with '1' (Mark Smith)
Who's Not Online and Why (Monty Solomon)
Cell Phone Activities 2013 (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 18:55:15 +0000 (UTC) From: richgr@panix.com (Rich Greenberg) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Caller ID numbers that start with '1' Message-ID: <l2sbmj$nq7$1@reader1.panix.com> In article <002001cec234$8e5cafd0$ab160f70$@nc.rr.com>, Bob Goudreau <BobGoudreau@nc.rr.com> wrote: >>>Lately, I've been having numbers show up on my cell phone's caller >>>ID where the local exchange begins with 1. I thought 1, when it is >>>used as the first digit in a phone number in the NANP denotes that >>>the digits that follow are to be routed long distance. Has this >>>changed? > >>... >>I've noticed the same thing, that CLID often has the leading 1, which >>makes sense since on calls from other countries, it starts with >>whatever the country code is, like 44 for calls from the UK. My >>telco also sometimes sends CLID that starts 1011-1NXX and is >>truncated, which I think is just a bug in the switch programming. > >That's not quite how I read his post. From "the local exchange begins >with 1", I thought he was saying that the calling number displays as >NXX-1XX-XXXX instead of the expected NXX-NXX-XXXX. If so, I it could >just as well be Caller ID spoofing by a junk caller. Teleslime with the right equipment can send whatever CID they like. For example, a few days ago I got a call where my CID showed "123 456 7809". I didn't answer and it hung up on my answering machine. -- Rich Greenberg Sarasota, FL, USA richgr atsign panix.com + 1 941 378 2097 Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er since CP-67 Canines: Val,Red,Shasta,Zero,Casey & Cinnar (At the bridge) Owner:Chinook-L Canines: Red & Max (Siberians) Retired at the beach Asst Owner:Sibernet-L
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 22:56:52 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: And Then Steve Said, 'Let There Be an iPhone' Message-ID: <p06240815ce77d1de8739@[]> And Then Steve Said, 'Let There Be an iPhone' By FRED VOGELSTEIN October 4, 2013 The 55 miles from Campbell to San Francisco make for one of the nicest commutes anywhere. The journey mostly zips along the Junipero Serra Freeway, a grand and remarkably empty highway that abuts the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is one of the best places in Silicon Valley to spot a start-up tycoon speed-testing his Ferrari and one of the worst places for cellphone reception. For Andy Grignon, it was therefore the perfect place for him to be alone with his thoughts early on Jan. 8, 2007. This wasn't Grignon's typical route to work. He was a senior engineer at Apple in Cupertino, the town just west of Campbell. His morning drive typically covered seven miles and took exactly 15 minutes. But today was different. He was going to watch his boss, Steve Jobs, make history at the Macworld trade show in San Francisco. Apple fans had for years begged Jobs to put a cellphone inside their iPods so they could stop carrying two devices in their pockets. Jobs was about to fulfill that wish. Grignon and some colleagues would spend the night at a nearby hotel, and around 10 a.m. the following day they - along with the rest of the world - would watch Jobs unveil the first iPhone. But as Grignon drove north, he didn't feel excited. He felt terrified. Most onstage product demonstrations in Silicon Valley are canned. The thinking goes, why let bad Internet or cellphone connections ruin an otherwise good presentation? But Jobs insisted on live presentations. It was one of the things that made them so captivating. Part of his legend was that noticeable product-demo glitches almost never happened. But for those in the background, like Grignon, few parts of the job caused more stress. Grignon was the senior manager in charge of all the radios in the iPhone. This is a big job. Cellphones do innumerable useful things for us today, but at their most basic, they are fancy two-way radios. Grignon was in charge of the equipment that allowed the phone to be a phone. If the device didn't make calls, or didn't connect with Bluetooth headsets or Wi-Fi setups, Grignon had to answer for it. As one of the iPhone's earliest engineers, he'd dedicated two and a half years of his life - often seven days a week - to the project. Grignon had been part of the iPhone rehearsal team at Apple and later at the presentation site in San Francisco's Moscone Center. He had rarely seen Jobs make it all the way through his 90-minute show without a glitch. Jobs had been practicing for five days, yet even on the last day of rehearsals the iPhone was still randomly dropping calls, losing its Internet connection, freezing or simply shutting down. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/magazine/and-then-steve-said-let-there-be-an-iphone.html?pagewanted=all
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:38:14 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Why you can't stop checking your phone Message-ID: <p0624081ace77d5c17090@[]> Why you can't stop checking your phone To fight texting and driving means confronting a bigger problem, say experts: our technology is reprogramming us. By Leon Neyfakh | GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 06, 2013 DRIVE FOR LONG ENOUGH in America, and you're bound to see someone texting behind the wheel. Maybe it'll be the guy ahead of you, his head bobbing up and down as he tries to balance his attention between his screen and his windshield. Or maybe it'll be the woman weaving into your lane, thumbing at her phone while she holds it above the dashboard. Maybe it'll be you. A recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute showed that drivers who are texting are twice as likely to crash, or almost crash, as those who are focused on the road. It's a disturbingly common habit: According to a survey analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of American adults had e-mailed or texted on their phones while driving at least once during the previous month. And while most get away with it unscathed, many do not. The National Safety Council estimates that 213,000 car crashes in the United States in 2011 involved drivers who were texting, up from 160,000 the year before. ... http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/10/06/why-you-can-stop-checking-your-phone/rrBJzyBGDAr1YlEH5JQDcM/story.html?s_campaign=8315
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:58:12 -0700 (PDT) From: Mark Smith <marklsmith@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Caller ID numbers that start with '1' Message-ID: <1381085892.37060.YahooMailNeo@web122304.mail.ne1.yahoo.com> > That's not quite how I read his post. From "the local exchange begins > with 1", I thought he was saying that the calling number displays as > NXX-1XX-XXXX instead of the expected NXX-NXX-XXXX. If so, I it could > just as well be Caller ID spoofing by a junk caller. > Bob Goudreau > Cary, NC But if it's an area where 1 is not required for long distance, can 1XX-XXXX be used? Mark L. Smith marklsmith@yahoo.com http://smith.freehosting.net Http://marksfolkmusicphotos.shutterfly.com
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:45:54 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Who's Not Online and Why Message-ID: <p0624081cce7878aa9f6d@[]> Who's Not Online and Why Sep 25, 2013 by Kathryn Zickuhr OVERVIEW As of May 2013, 15% of American adults ages 18 and older do not use the internet or email. Asked why they do not use the internet: * 34% of non-internet users think the internet is just not relevant to them, saying they are not interested, do not want to use it, or have no need for it. * 32% of non-internet users cite reasons tied to their sense that the internet is not very easy to use. These non-users say it is difficult or frustrating to go online, they are physically unable, or they are worried about other issues such as spam, spyware, and hackers. This figure is considerably higher than in earlier surveys. * 19% of non-internet users cite the expense of owning a computer or paying for an internet connection. * 7% of non-users cited a physical lack of availability or access to the internet. Even among the 85% of adults who do go online, experiences connecting to the internet may vary widely. For instance, even though 76% of adults use the internet at home, 9% of adults use the internet but lack home access. These internet users cite many reasons for not having internet connections at home, most often relating to issues of affordability-some 42% mention financial issues such as not having a computer, or having a cheaper option outside the home. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Non-internet-users.aspx Summary of Findings http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Non-internet-users/Summary-of-Findings.aspx?view=all Main Report http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Non-internet-users/Main-Report/Offline-Adults.aspx http://pewinternet.org/~/media/ /Files/Reports/2013/PIP_Offline%20adults_092513_PDF.pdf
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:48:07 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Cell Phone Activities 2013 Message-ID: <p0624081dce7879bfe051@[]> Cell Phone Activities 2013 by Maeve Duggan Sep 19, 2013 OVERVIEW Fully 91% of American adults own a cell phone and many use the devices for much more than phone calls. In our most recent nationally representative survey, we checked in on some of the most popular activities people perform on their cell phones and found: * 81% of cell phone owners send or receive text messages * 60% of cell phone owners access the internet * 52% send or receive email * 50% download apps * 49% get directions, recommendations, or other location-based information * 48% listen to music * 21% participate in a video call or video chat * 8% "check in" or share their location ... http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Cell-Activities.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Cell-Activities/Main-Findings.aspx?view=all
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