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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 12 Aug 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 118 : "text" format

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Re: Good news - the robocalling scourge may not be unstoppable after allPete Cresswell
Re: Alternatives to AT&T DSL serviceScott Dorsey
Verizon's new CEO Ronan Dunne shows Legere-like social media skillsBill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <u33pqb5u0fvpvmlka9v689v08dfgsvpblu@4ax.com> Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:34:23 -0400 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Good news - the robocalling scourge may not be unstoppable after all Per HAncock4: >Personally, I don't understand why the FTC, FCC and other >government agencies haven't been more aggressive in going >after fraudulent callers. Pennsylvania, at least, started out quite aggressively. But as they moved offshore and started using multiple VOIP relays (whatever *that* means....) they seem to have adopted a hands-off posture.... so I am guessing the issue is budget dollars and that it costs more to set honey traps and prosecute when money changes hands than to just prosecute based on CallerID. -- Pete Cresswell ------------------------------ Message-ID: <noi5j6$7g0$1@panix2.panix.com> Date: 11 Aug 2016 11:28:38 -0400 From: kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) Subject: Re: Alternatives to AT&T DSL service Bob Prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> wrote: >HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: >> >> So, getting a "regulated" service may not offer you very much protection. > >Understood. > >I'm just looking for the language used to describe the kind of service >that's subject to PUC or FCC (or whatever the relevant agency is called) >oversight. It is a "tariffed" service. That it, it is enumerated in the state utility tariff. >At this point my phone service is over a copper pair, is CO powered and >supports pulse dialing. Is that what I should look for? That's POTS service. >It seems likely that fiber-based, VOIP or wireless services are much less >apt to fall under any sort of oversight. Am I mistaken? They are, but that's the fault of the PUC and not anything particularly inherent in the service types. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis." ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20160812035000.GA31002@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:50:00 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Verizon's new CEO Ronan Dunne shows Legere-like social media skills Verizon's new CEO Ronan Dunne shows Legere-like social media skills with a direct hit on Sprint Posted by Alan F Just yesterday, we discussed Verizon Wireless' new CEO Ronan Dunne, who is the former CEO of British wireless carrier O2. We speculated that Big Red might have jumped on Dunne because of the latter's use of social media, which immediately calls to mind John Legere. T-Mobile's CEO is known for staying in close touch with customers via Twitter, Periscope and other social media sites. With his long hair, T-Mobile magenta attire, wit and a focus on customers, Legere has turned T-Mobile into the most innovative and exciting wireless operator. Dunne doesn't have the long hair (yet) and most likely he won't match Legere's informal 'rock star' look. But Dunne might just have the Legerian touch when it comes to answering his rivals on the internet. Sprint had sent a tweet to Verizon which included its current advertising slogan. The tweet read "Verizon here's a History lesson. It's 2016 & all networks are great. Y charge high rates of the past?" Former CEOs at Verizon Wireless like John Stratton and Lowell McAdam wouldn't get involved in this kind of troll-baiting. But there is a new sheriff in town at Big Red, and he does have social media skills. http://www.phonearena.com -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 12 Aug 2016

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