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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 26 Nov 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 177 : "text" format

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Auto Safety Regulators Seek a Driver Mode to Block Apps Monty Solomon
Re: FTC Do-Not-Call web page redesignedPete Cresswell
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <4DA38C14-1E07-477F-BFF6-1D9DD9A0F8B5@roscom.com> Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:56:18 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Auto Safety Regulators Seek a Driver Mode to Block Apps Voluntary guidelines will be issued amid a spike in traffic fatalities in the last two years. By Neal E. Boudette Apple iPhones and other hand-held devices have long had an airplane mode that shuts off wireless communications to prevent interference with the vast electronics systems that control modern aircraft. Now federal auto safety regulators want makers of these devices to add a driver mode to modify or block certain apps and features to keep a driver's attention on the road. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/business/auto-safety-regulators-seek-a-driver-mode-to-block-apps.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <f72e3c95gqm0u9v8bsebgt12fii6ievsdc@4ax.com> Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:40:23 -0500 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: FTC Do-Not-Call web page redesigned Per John Levine: >>1. What's their name? > >Callcentric, www.callcentric.com >An Internet connection, and a hardware or software terminal adapter. >I use a cheap Sipura SPA-1001. Thanks for the validation - sounds like I'm on the right path already. FWIW, I use a LinkSys SPA-3102 and I've managed to make it dial all outgoing 800-series and 911 calls on the copper POTS wire instead of VOIP. I might do the cutover even if the 911 issue is not resolved for me.... but if/when I find out that discontinuing my Verizon phone service still leaves the copper POTS line available for 911, that will be a slam-dunk and I'll cut over ASAP. -- Pete Cresswell ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 26 Nov 2016

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