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The Telecom Digest for April 30, 2013
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Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:54:45 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: The Shame of Boston's Wireless Woes Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Apr 23, 8:50 am, Monty Solomon <mo...@roscom.com> wrote: > As cell service sputtered under a surge of calls, runners were left > in the dark, families couldn't reach loved ones, and even > investigators were stymied in making calls related to their pursuit > of suspects. Admirably, Boston residents and businesses responded > quickly by opening up Wi-Fi hotspots to help evacuees communicate > with loved ones. I can't help but suspect the traditional landline network can better accomodate an upsurge in traffic than the cell phone network. For myself, in routine snow storm rush hours I've found cell phone service unavailable, while landlines worked just fine. However, in the future, I'm not sure if landlines will still have the edge. There's been many reports have sloppiness by traditional landline carriers in maintaining their networks and in customer support. Verizon wants to cut compensation of its legacy employees. http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jeff_gelles/20120108_Jeff_Gelles__Phone_outage_complicates_a_tragic_situation.html http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/20130414_Jeff_Gelles__When_billing_dispute_cuts_the_only_available_service.html
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 01:26:52 +0000 (UTC) From: John Levine <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Why Don't Cell Phones have Dial Tones? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >I assume without evidence that there is some sort of market for >assistive mobile phones which provide auditory and/or tactile cues for >those who are unable to see or read an LCD display. Apparently not: http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?FolderID=2&SectionID=4&TopicID=327 The best you can do appears to be a downloadable screen reader app for some models of Nokia phones: http://www.codefactory.es/en/products.asp?id=425#4 R's, John -- Regards, John Levine, email@example.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies", Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly
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