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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 01 Dec 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 274 : "text" format

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Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling"Fred Atkinson"
Re: Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale? [Telecom]gemrjh@aol.com
Robocall fraud now dangerous to healthHAncock4
Bipartisan TRACED Act Seeks to Reduce Robocalls"Neal McLain"
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <733851d7d60a83662f5a4d2f928eb1a1.squirrel@webmail.mishmash.com> Date: 29 Nov 2018 20:14:07 -0700 From: "Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson.remove-this@and-this-too.mishmash.com> Subject: Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling >Message-ID: <20181129100019.GA6878@telecom.csail.mit.edu> >Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 05:00:19 -0500 >From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> >Subject: Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling > >Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? Here's the rundown on >what you need to know. > >BY Lynn La > >On Wednesday, Google announced that Google Fi, previously known as >Project Fi, will be expanding to iPhones, Samsung and OnePlus >phones. For a service that was once compatible with only a handful of >Android phones, this is a notable development for the company's Wi-Fi >first network. > >But making a Wi-Fi call on a phone is nothing new. The ability to >patch a call using a Wi-Fi connection instead of a cellular one has >been around for years, with Skype being one of oldest and most popular >apps to do so. > >https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-wifi-calling-tmobile-verizon-att-google-fi-sprint-setup-faqxsxc/ Well, every time I try to bring up this story I get a 404 message. Would have liked to read it. Perhaps someone can give me some information. I am looking to replace my cellular flip phone with a WiFi only VOIP phone that is compatible with Callcentric. I need it to be as compact and as easy to use as my Kyocera. It must be rechargeable with a generic [not a proprietary] USB [four port 50 watt] charger. I will carry it with me and use it at public WiFi points. Some of those WiFi points are encrypted security so it must be able to handle that. So far, I haven't found anything like that that can be used with VOIP services like Callcentric. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate a direct email. Regards, Fred ***** Moderator's Note ***** Ooops! The URL should be - https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-wifi-calling-tmobile-verizon-att-google-fi-sprint-setup-faq/ Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <c241162d-91f0-4860-8f19-57265893bd9e@googlegroups.com> Date: 29 Nov 2018 10:32:01 -0800 From: gemrjh@aol.com Subject: Re: Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale? [Telecom] On Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 4:23:05 PM UTC-6, Jess Bowers wrote: > On Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:40:50 PM UTC-5, Joessassy73 wrote: > > Hello everyone, I am new to this site but after reading what's on > > here. I have a few teletype machines in my barn not really sure the > > condition. Probably 4-5 of them they are older like you used to see > > in the movies . I live in Massachusetts if anyone has a use for them > > I would rather they not hang around waiting for the barn to fall > > down also a lot of ham radio stuff too if anyones interested let me > > know thanks > > If you still have any TTY machines or parts, any condition, I'd like to talk. > > Tnx > > Jess (at) acresoflove.com > > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > This post is in response to one from 2011, and I'd usually ask that it > be sent directly to "Joessassy73", but I have a soft spot for Teletype > machines, since I learned to type on a Model 19. > > Bill Horne > Moderator I have a 35 KSR TTY that was only used 3 months before the CRT terminal came out. Ron Holbrook ***** Moderator's Note ***** Ron, please tell us what speed the unit is geared for, and if it has a current-loop interface, an RS-232, or a modem. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <192e74e7-7d13-4be9-9f2b-09aea3cc385a@googlegroups.com> Date: 30 Nov 2018 13:32:46 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Robocall fraud now dangerous to health An emergency boil water before drinking warning was issued. Affected municipalities put sent out a telephone alert to all residents to let them know. And the residents ignored it. The reason was that people have been so flooded with fraud robocalls that many folks only answer calls from numbers they already know and ignore all others. Since many people don't have their municipality on their list, they ignored the calls. ***** Moderator's Note ***** Here's a related story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dont-drink-the-water-if-you-live-in-parts-of-northeast-and-northwest-washington/2018/07/13/4a316812-8680-11e8-9e80-403a221946a7_story.html?utm_term=.e261657ac366 Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <7b727e90-9e55-46bd-b414-a8c3b25c336a@googlegroups.com> Date: 30 Nov 2018 07:21:01 -0800 From: "Neal McLain" <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: Bipartisan TRACED Act Seeks to Reduce Robocalls By Seth Williams, CommLawBlog, November 29, 2018 Before Thanksgiving, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation aimed at decreasing the number of unwanted robocalls. The "TRACED" Act would expand FCC authority under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), empower the FCC to mandate call authentication rules for voice service providers to cut down on caller ID spoofing, and create an interagency working group to encourage other law enforcement and government agencies to do more to fight illegal robocalls. https://www.commlawblog.com/2018/11/articles/telecom/bipartisan-traced-act-seeks-to-reduce-robocalls/?utm_source=Fletcher%2C+Heald+%26+Hildreth%2C+PLC+-+C ommLawBlog&utm_campaign=b93cecfc76-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_te rm=0_6cc65bf771-b93cecfc76-71094321 -or- https://tinyurl.com/ycn98w34 Neal McLain Brazoria, Texas ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 01 Dec 2018

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