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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 10 Mar 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 28 : "text" format

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AT&T Cellphone Users Unable to Call 911 in at Least 14 States Monty Solomon
Re: FCC grants emergency "unblocking" of CNID to Jewish Centersdanny burstein
Re: Busy Redial feature discontinued?John Levine
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <6E577A1D-0C74-4622-ADD7-5977773E361A@roscom.com> Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 02:35:51 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: AT&T Cellphone Users Unable to Call 911 in at Least 14 States By Niraj Chokshi Some AT&T cellphone users in at least 14 states and Washington, D.C., were unable to call 911 for a few hours on Wednesday night, officials said. City, county, law enforcement and emergency response officials took to social emedia over the course of several hours to warn people across the country of the disruption. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/us/att-users-unable-to-call-911.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <o9pc1i$il7$1@reader1.panix.com> Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2017 16:38:10 +0000 (UTC) From: danny burstein <dannyb@panix.com> Subject: Re: FCC grants emergency "unblocking" of CNID to Jewish Centers In <10fcdcd1-01c1-43a0-82fc-349292152d29@googlegroups.com> HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> writes: >I'm confused: What happened to the *57 Call Trace feature? The >information gathered by that was never available to consumers, >but was given to law enforcement. Also, I thought that information >was the more reliable ANI, not caller-ID. Could someone elaborate >on current practice? [snip] >Of course the community centers have access to call trace features, >but apparently the FCC feels that those features are inadequate to the >task at hand: since only the most recent call can be traced with #57, >a busy center might have another call overwrite the info before >someone can use the feature. I'm still concerned at the thought that >the police are sub-contracxting their jobs to untrained volunteers at >community centers. Indeed, that "1157" ("*57") code only applies to the most recent incoming call, which could easily be a half dozen calls earlier. An added complication is that in many office systems the person who just received the threat, and then remembers to punch in that code, could easily (and very likely) be getting a dial tone from a different trunk line than the one the threat came in on. -- _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded] ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20170308184804.33314.qmail@ary.lan> Date: 8 Mar 2017 18:48:04 -0000 From: "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> Subject: Re: Busy Redial feature discontinued? In article <4fd61228-be9e-4f52-9ba4-92a8bb2f0e60@googlegroups.com> you write: >A special dialing feature was busy redial: >However, according to the Verizon web page, this feature has been >discontinued for new customers. Could anyone explain why? When's the last time you got a busy signal? These days everyone has voice mail. R's, John ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 10 Mar 2017

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