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The Telecom Digest for Sep 26, 2015
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|Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:00:43 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Iphone 6 purchases limited in tax-free states Message-ID: <8AF720A3-05EC-468F-BD88-7A8F6DE906E3@roscom.com> by Nick DeCosta-Klipa The new iPhone goes on sale this Friday at 8 a.m. But - depending on what state you live in - if you haven't already made a reservation for one of the new phones, don't bother waking up early. In a footnote of an Apple press release Monday, the company stated it would not allow walk-in purchases in states without a sales tax. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/2015/09/22/apple-bans-walk-purchases-the-new-iphone-new-hampshire-three-other-states/ue012kdrCVgJUogAhpcgQO/story.html|
|Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:12:53 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Verizon slaps couple with $2 million bill for first month Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> SF Gate reported that an Oregon couple's dealings with Verizon Wireless has turned into a comedy of errors. The couple are fighting the telecommunications company over a $2 million bill for only one month of service. They obviously don't plan to pay that amount but their outstanding bill is creating a bottleneck as they try to secure a mortgage for a home. A bill that should have been $120 was $698 and included a previous balance of $451. And then a followup statement arrived indicating a balance of $9. Notices started arriving from collection agencies asking for $2,000 and more, and Slusher found himself battling customer service for months. They would agree something was amiss but nobody could fix it. for details, please see full article at: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Verizon-slaps-couple-with-2-million-bill-for-6526490.php|
|Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:22:22 -0400 From: Julian Thomas <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Any details about the Verizon outage in Raleigh NC yesterday? Message-ID: <AAA08E24-CB2E-490D-8A3D-CF690C497DBB@jt-mj.net> > On Sep 23, 2015, at 08:51, Bob Goudreau <BobGoudreau@nc.rr.com> wrote: > > The outage was caused by a construction > crew inadvertently severing a Time-Warner Cable fiber line. That line > was also used to provide backhaul service for various local Verizon > towers. Deja vu all over again - back in the 1970's, the IBM internal telephone network timeline from Poughkeepsie to Raleigh was wiped out for about a day by a backhoe! jt - email@example.com We do precision guesswork.|
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