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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 03 Aug 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 215 : "text" format

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Ars reviews three cell signal boosters – and they actually workMonty Solomon
Verizon overhauls its "unlimited" offerings with four new plans and $5 price cutsMonty Solomon
History 1950 data communicationHAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <E7EB7B62-017E-40FB-ADFF-E2D340E8BD76@roscom.com> Date: 2 Aug 2019 10:29:07 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Ars reviews three cell signal boosters -- and they actua= lly work I've spent a lot of time talking about how Wi-Fi works and reviewing various products aimed at fixing Wi-Fi dead spots. But today, in our increasingly need-to-always-connect world, what do you do if you've got an LTE (cellular service) dead spot? Searching Amazon for cellular signal boosters feels like navigating a minefield. Prices range anywhere from $180 to $1,000 and up, and reviews tend to be all over the place for every device offered. Serendipitously, the owner of www.repeaterstore.com reached out to me while I was dithering, and the site offered to let me test a few of the signal boosters they carry. I described two problem areas to him as fertile grounds for testing - my partial basement floor, and my parents' rural house - and we picked out three products to test. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/ars-reviews-three-cell-signal-boosters-and-they-actually-work/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <34AA9B49-C35F-438A-A31D-36F681FC7599@roscom.com> Date: 2 Aug 2019 11:29:46 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Verizon overhauls its "unlimited" offerings with four new plans and $5 price cuts Verizon overhauls its "unlimited" offerings with four new plans and $5 price cuts By Chaim Gartenberg Verizon has (rather confusingly) offered three different types of "unlimited" data plans for the past two years, but today, the carrier is looking to clear up that confusion by replacing them with four unlimited plans. Sorry, did I say "clear up?" I meant "make everything even more confusing." The changes aren't that sweeping: there are $5 price cuts across the board; new names for two of the old plans; and the third plan is now split into two similar options that allow people to choose which perks they'd like, making the whole system somewhat baffling from the outside. https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20750716/verizon-unlimited-plans-new-four-5-price-cut-get-more-start-do-play-5g-data ------------------------------ Message-ID: <f5ce0059-2dcc-48c3-8084-68bb38d0b600@googlegroups.com> Date: 1 Aug 2019 14:07:35 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History 1950 data communication An article describing how punched cards were transmitted via Teletype for railway service. https://books.google.com/books?id=mRYTAAAAIAAJ&dq=railway%20signalling%20punched%20card&pg=3DPA622#v=3Donepage&q&f=3Dfalse ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 03 Aug 2019

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