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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 14 Dec 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 225 : "Text" format

Table of contents:

* 1 - [telecom] What you need to know about WiFi calling - Bill Horne
* 2 - [telecom] Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Posture -- and Your Mood - Monty
  Solomon <monty@roscom.com>


Message-ID: <20151213175354.GA6581@telecom.csail.mit.edu>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 12:53:54 -0500
From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net>
Subject: [telecom] What you need to know about WiFi calling

AT&T is promoting its Wi-Fi offering, so I'm passing along some
general advice from CNET:

   In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their
   phone plans, one of the main draws of Google's newly launched
   Project Fi service is that it will seamlessly switch a user's phone
   service from cellular to Wi-Fi.

   Wi-Fi calling is nothing new; apps like Skype, Google Hangouts and
   WhatsApp make it easier for smartphone users to place calls over
   the Internet and forgo mobile networks altogether. But as this
   option becomes increasingly more beneficial to users, carriers have
   shown increasing interest in adopting Wi-Fi calling
   themselves. Whether it's because they want to bolster their network
   coverage or improve user experience, some US carriers already
   provide the service, and now Google has jumped into the ring as


Bill Horne
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

Message-ID: <B3CBE9C5-6F1A-4A1A-9E3F-C994E635D2E3@roscom.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 11:48:41 -0500
From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com>
Subject: [telecom] Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Posture -- and Your Mood

Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Posture - and Your Mood

by Amy Cuddy

Stop slouching over that tiny screen. It's bad for your self-esteem.

There are plenty of reasons to put our cellphones down now and then,
not least the fact that incessantly checking them takes us out of the
present moment and disrupts family dinners around the globe. But
here's one you might not have considered: Smartphones are ruining our
posture. And bad posture doesn't just mean a stiff neck. It can hurt
us in insidious psychological ways.


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End of telecom Digest Mon, 14 Dec 2015