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The Telecom Digest for Jul 5, 2015
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|Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:09:02 -0400 From: "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Robocalls - the next level Message-ID: <elmop-2B3C26.firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <20150701144221.GA2334@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 09:08:25AM -0400, Pete Cresswell wrote: > > > The way I see it these bottom feeders have undermined the utility of > > my phone to a considerable extent. > > I see it in a more severe light: those bottom feeders have undermined > my quiet enjoyment of my home and leisure time, and have presumed on > my middle-class status and social training by expecting me to be > courteous to strangers whom are trying to lie to me and con me. Con men have been around since cavemen days. That's nothing new. Those like you (and I) have ALWAYS had to be aware of people taking advantage of social convention and twisting it to their own ends. The ONLY difference here is, tools exist to allow the con men better to hide behind the telephone.|
|Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:07:28 -0400 From: "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Robocalls - the next level Message-ID: <elmop-8C7CA7.email@example.com> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: > Our ratio of junk to legitimate calls seems quite high. > > "Seems" because I have not been reduced to counting.... yet. > > But if I had to put a number on it I would say three or four junk calls > for every legitimate call. Some days, we get a half-dozen or more > robocalls - and we are not always sitting next to the phone, so that > means interrupting a task, walking into the house or another room... > > Day-after-day.... that's a significant deal to me.... The way I see it > these bottom feeders have undermined the utility of my phone to a > considerable extent. I repeat: the telephone as we grew up with and knew it has lost its utility. We can't win the arms race. Therefore, it's time to acknowledge that, perhaps mourn it, but regardless move on to other, different forms of personal communication.|
|Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 20:33:02 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: FCC may kill 911 access for unregistered mobile phones Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Wed, 20 May 2015 07:23:15 -0400, Elmo P. Shagnasty, quoting HAncock4 <email@example.com>, wrote: > >> Anyway, there needs to be a 24/7 reporting method for >> situations like broken traffic lights, even if 911 centers do not >> consider that a "true emergency". > > And around here there is, so your stand that "there isn't a number" > simply isn't true. > > And I can't believe my area is the only area with a number that goes > straight to police dispatch for these kinds of things. In my city there's one 8-hour/5-day number for Street Lights Maintenance, another one for Traffic Light Maintenance, and yet another for potholes. "24/7"? You must be dreaming -- not even car-towing info is available here 24/7, only in standard city bureaucrat banker's hours (but 7 days a week). Cheers (and count your blessings :-) ), -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.|
|Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:33:57 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: F.C.C. Chairman Sees No Need to Set Aside More Airwaves for Smaller Cell Carriers Message-ID: <B121989E-D2D2-4726-B816-D65AA700A6E5@roscom.com> F.C.C. Chairman Sees No Need to Set Aside More Airwaves for Smaller Cell Carriers Tom Wheeler, head of the Federal Communications Commission, says the agency is already doing enough to increase competition among wireless companies. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/business/media/fcc-chairman-sees-no-need-to-set-aside-more-airwaves-for-smaller-cell-carriers.html|
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