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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 10 Jun 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 134 : "text" format

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Re: As Net Neutrality nears its end, Verizon shows some customers data capsHAncock4
China's ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky FutureMonty Solomon
Re: Does anyone remember this payphone trick? [Telecom] HAncock4
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <468161e6-0487-4522-b9a1-44b168e0f583@googlegroups.com> Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2018 14:12:10 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: As Net Neutrality nears its end, Verizon shows some customers data caps On Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:43:51 AM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > BY C. Scott Brown > > * With Net Neutrality about to end, some customers found Verizon data > caps on their internet bills this week. > > * Verizon claims that the data usage limits are not caps, and will not > be enforced. > > * Verizon credits the confusion to a "system error" and says it has no > plans to cap internet data. > > > A small collection of Verizon DSL subscribers in New York and New > Jersey were surprised to find data caps on their Verizon dashboards > yesterday. According to Verizon, it is "conducting a usage billing > trial" and the listed limits are not caps. > https://www.androidauthority.com/verizon-data-caps-867147/ Historical Note: In the early 1980s, the Bell operating companies handled over 500 million calls a day. Under tariffs, billing data was not required for every call placed since approximately 70 percent were covered under the provision of a monthly flat-rate charge. Trends in the early 1980s indicated that the percentage of calls requiring some form of per-call measurement will continue to increase, reaching close to 90 percent by 1990. The Bell System was planning advanced AMA systems, including those that would work with step-by-step exchanges. PDP mini computers, such as the PDP 11/40 and 11/70 were to be used to capture information. source: Page 445, Section 10.5 below. http://www.bitsavers.org/communications/westernElectric/books/Engineering_and_Operations_in_the_Bell_System_2ed_1984.pdf ------------------------------ Message-ID: <2BC945C5-68AA-4F85-A23A-7BC48DB621E2@roscom.com> Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2018 15:53:19 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: China's ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future As the telecom company expanded internationally, it was trailed by corruption accusations. Then it got in trouble with Washington over its Iran business. By Raymond Zhong BEIJING - The Chinese electronics maker ZTE has survived its brush with death. Now it has to figure out how to stay in business. With this week's deal to replace near-fatal American sanctions on the telecommunications giant with a $1 billion fine, the company will be able to get back to making smartphones and network equipment. Barred from buying American-made components for the past two months, it halted operations and will now have to mend relations with customers. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/technology/zte-china-corruption.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <f54e3f80-c306-4265-8530-c36efd8c0056@googlegroups.com> Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2018 14:03:16 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Does anyone remember this payphone trick? [Telecom] On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:09:32 PM UTC-4, edta...@citcom.net wrote: > In the college dorm in the 50s there was a wire with a nail on the end > ran from the water cooler to the pay phone area. To get a dial tone > just poke it through the hole in the center of the handset > mouthpiece. The hole was worn from much use. I found a genuine working pay phone. It is at a swimming pool, and apparently they pay for it to be available as a backup emergency phone. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 10 Jun 2018

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