37 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
Copyright © 2019 E. William Horne. All Rights Reserved.

The Telecom Digest for Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 119 : "text" format

Table of contents
AT&T CEO: We're Going to Douple Dip, Charge 5G Customers for Both Data and PerformanceBill Horne
Re: You Can't Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn't Have To.Barry Margolin
Re: Arizona joins majority of nation in enacting texting while driving banKenny McCormack
Please send posts to telecom-digest.org, with userid set to telecomdigestsubmissions, or via Usenet to comp.dcom.telecom
The Telecom Digest is made possible by generous supporters like Dave Garland
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190426143429.GA26119@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:34:29 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T CEO: We're Going to Douple Dip, Charge 5G Customers for Both Data and Performance By Joel Hruska Michael Rollins, with Citigroup Inc Research Division, asked AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson the following question: Do you see a multiyear opportunity in the wireless segment to change the pricing model and charge higher prices for higher bit rate, especially as you introduce 5GE and then eventually full 5G? https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/290257-att-ceo-were-going-to-double-dip-charge-5g-customers-for-both-data-and-performance -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <barmar-0B5ED6.00095728042019@reader443.eternal-september.org> Date: 28 Apr 2019 00:09:57 -0400 From: "Barry Margolin" <barmar@alum.mit.edu> Subject: Re: You Can't Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn't Have To. In article <20190425032114.GA479@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > The robocalls come when you are driving and they bother you at > night. It doesn't matter if you're in bed or in a meeting. I guess I've been lucky. I practically never get robocalls outside business hours. I've heard that one of the reasons for this is that most of them are done using hijacked office PCs, and these are usually turned off at the end of the day. Today was a rare exception, my cellphone got a robocall on a Saturday afternoon. A few weeks ago I discovered the setting on my cellphone to not ring if the call is from someone not on my contact list. That's been a blessing. -- Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me *** ------------------------------ Message-ID: <qa02qd$pln$1@news.xmission.com> Date: 26 Apr 2019 23:04:45 -0000 From: "Kenny McCormack" <gazelle@shell.xmission.com> Subject: Re: Arizona joins majority of nation in enacting texting while driving ban In article <20190423143543.GA22992@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: >PHOENIX - Arizona joined the majority of the nation in enacting a ban >against texting and driving on Monday, four months after a Valley >police officer was struck and killed by a man who admitted to texting >behind the wheel. > >Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2318 into law during a ceremony >attended by advocates, law enforcement, lawmakers and the family of >Salt River Officer Clayton Townsend. A couple of questions: 1) I take it this doesn't affect *talking* on cell phone while driving. Just texting. This is sensible. 2) How do they plan to enforce it? How far away are we from being able to tell electronically - from cell phone company records and what not - that people are texting while driving. Like they do on the TV crime shows... -- The randomly chosen signature file that would have appeared here is more than 4 lines long. As such, it violates one or more Usenet RFCs. In order to remain in compliance with said RFCs, the actual sig can be found at the following URL: http://user.xmission.com/~gazelle/Sigs/CLCtopics ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 29 Apr 2019

Telecom Digest Archives