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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 10 Mar 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 57 : "text" format

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Re: Threat from AT&T to pull my plugbob prohaska
Samsung Galaxy S9 review: It's almost a bargain compared to the iPhone XMonty Solomon
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <p7see1$frs$1@news.albasani.net> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2018 22:45:21 +0000 (UTC) From: bob prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> Subject: Re: Threat from AT&T to pull my plug bob prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> wrote: > bob prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> wrote: >> Just opened a letter claimed to come from AT&T stating in part: >> >> "It's important that you call us at 877 377 1686 before 3/25/2018 to set up >> an appointment to move your service and ensure your service isn't interrupted >> when we transition customers in your area within the next 45 days!". > [mod snip] > > It turns out this isn't new, AT&T has been doing this for several years, > under the guise of "upgrading" their hardware. > > I spoke with a local ISP who provides DSL over AT&T POTS lines. They say I've decided to change service to the local ISP, an outfit called Omsoft. Service is due to switch over on Monday, March 12. The ISP is suggesting it might be necessary to change the DSL modem, and I wondered if: A) it's really true? B) if it is true, what is a good choice of modem? The old Cayman 3546 has worked faithfully for over ten years, and very little I read about DSL modems suggests new is better than old. Indeed, it appears there aren't many suppliers of new modems left. Any thoughts appreciated, please reply quickly! 8-) bob prohaska ------------------------------ Message-ID: <0BAAA6CE-8DA1-407E-A282-F319A81AD4DC@roscom.com> Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2018 23:08:12 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Samsung Galaxy S9 review: It's almost a bargain compared to the iPhone X By Antonio Villas-Boas The Galaxy S9 is a bit like the weather report in a sunny state or country: another boring, beautiful day. It's yet another fantastic smartphone from Samsung, but it's not especially exciting. The new features Samsung announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona felt like the mundane "waterskiing squirrel" story of a news station that has no news to report. AR Emoji? Waterskiing squirrel. Variable-aperture camera? Double-backflip waterskiing squirrel. http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-s9-review-vs-apple-iphone-x-2018-3 ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 10 Mar 2018

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