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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 24 Dec 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 231 : "Text" version

Table of contents:

* 1 - Re: [telecom] How phone companies can end unwanted robocalls - Barry
  Margolin <barmar@alum.mit.edu>
* 2 - [telecom] More adults getting Internet from smart phones - HAncock4


Message-ID: <barmar-E6B52B.22552421122015@88-209-239-213.giganet.hu>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:55:24 -0500
From: Barry Margolin <barmar@alum.mit.edu>
Subject: Re: [telecom] How phone companies can end unwanted robocalls

In article <e43ed0a9-3481-4f4e-9a79-ed843d51fa2f@googlegroups.com>,
 HAncock4 <withheld@telecom-digest.org.invalid> wrote:

> I will acknowledge that there are a few tolerable uses of robo-calls:
> --pharmacy advising a prescription is ready for pick up.
> --doctor's office calling to remind patient of upcoming appointment.
> --town or housing complex reporting urgent or emergency situation

And for parents, schools calling about emergency closings, etc. (maybe
you meant that as part of town emergencies).

Basically, any use that's opt-in should be OK (similar to automated
emails). Grubhub can send you a text you when your pickup order is
ready, but you have to request that on their site.

Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
*** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***

Message-ID: <76b55218-f42b-423d-b54a-d52fd1c5f714@googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:21:45 -0800 (PST)
From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org>
Subject: [telecom] More adults getting Internet from smart phones

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that adults appear to be
choosing wireless smartphones for Internet access over Comcast
and other wireline broadband providers, according to a study
released Monday by the Pew Research Center.  The report
described both a national decline in traditional broadband
homes and a growth in smartphone-only households.  Nationally,
broadband-wired homes fell to 67 percent this year from 70
percent in 2013, the study said. Smartphone-only households
rose to 13 percent from 8 percent over the same two years.

for details and full article, please see http://www.philly.com



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