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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 24 Sep 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 228 : "text" format

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Apple and Verizon pointing fingers at each other about iPhone XS activation failuresBill Horne
Re: Universal Service FundJohn Levine
[Telecom] Legit Caller ID SpoofingFred Atkinson
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20180922164913.GA7618@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:49:13 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Apple and Verizon pointing fingers at each other about iPhone XS activation failures New owners of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are struggling to get the mobile devices to connect to Verizon Wireless, with the carrier allegedly having issues activating the devices for some customers on its network. Less than 48 hours after the release of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, subscribers of Verizon cannot connect their devices due to problems verifying their Verizon billing information. The details are required in order to activate the devices with the carrier, but a breakdown in communications is making the process fail for some users. https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/09/22/apple-and-verizon-pointing-fingers-about-iphone-xs-activation-failures -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20180922201202.10AA120052F63B@ary.qy> Date: 22 Sep 2018 16:12:01 -0400 From: "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> Subject: Re: Universal Service Fund In article <BYAPR13MB2232E26C6C4134241201709191120@BYAPR13MB2232.namprd13.prod.outlook.com> you write: >I don't know where $0.03/min came from. The incumbent in my area does >not offer any flat-rate long distance calling plan, and long-distance >is $3.95 per month plus $0.15 per minute. A 40 minute call from >Wisconsin to Minnesota is slightly over $6. An hour of talking is >$9. I don't call that cheap. That's impressive, but utterly atypical. Where are you, anyway? My incumbent is a high priced RLEC in upstate New York, who offer flat rate long distance for about $10/mo, or let you pick your own LD carrier which is what I do. My LD carrier charges 3.3cpm plus about $3/mo which includes an 800 number. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <9C718B7E-FF98-45AF-9C75-09631397E5B3@mishmash.com> Date: 21 Sep 2018 11:39:44 -0700 From: "Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson.remove-this@and-this-too.mishmash.com> Subject: [Telecom] Legit Caller ID Spoofing As I've mentioned in the past, I have Callcentric. When you dial my local (602) number, it rings my home line, my office phone (office hours only), and my cell phone. My concern is that when I call someone in my cell phone that they will see my cell number (575) and call back to that number instead of my (602) number. As cell coverage in my office area is spotty at best and my apartment is the same way, the other lines would not ring if they called my cell phone directly. I currently had Verizon Wireless option my phone to block my CID. What I was trying to find out was if there was a way to legitimately spoof my (602) number in the CID that the called party sees. They said there were apps that might do it. But since I have a flip phone, it probably could not be done. Anyone have any ideas on this? Fred ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 24 Sep 2018

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