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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 07 Sep 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 250 : "text" format

Table of contents
History--1957 telegraph supply paperHAncock4
Supreme Court Punts On Whether FCC's Interpretation Of The TCPA Binds Federal CourtsBill Horne
T-Mobile Metro stores sell used phones as new, charge "fake taxes," NYC saysMonty Solomon
1929 Mobile phones!David
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <cfcff0c6-b608-4373-ae7c-88468fe2e2f3@googlegroups.com> Date: 4 Sep 2019 13:58:24 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History--1957 telegraph supply paper Most of us who used punched cards or paper tape probably never gave much thought to where the raw stock came from. But back in the days of widespread telegraph use, paper tape was a key product and papermakers advertised their quality. Below is a link to a 1957 ad from Railway Signaling & Communications for "laboratory tested" high grade paper tape. https://books.google.com/books?id=bjkjAQAAMAAJ&dq=railway%20signaling%20and%20communications&pg=RA2-PA49#v=onepage&q&f=false Here is another ad for their product: https://books.google.com/books?id=bjkjAQAAMAAJ&dq=railway%20signaling%20and%20communications&pg=3DRA9-PA17#v=onepage&q&f=false Note on the following page is an ad for line-pole glass insulators by Owens-Corning. This is another product we'd take for granted but was important, and advertisers touted their quality. (One problem with such insulators was that hunters liked to use them for target practice, resulting in high maintenance expenses. "Open wire" lines by communication carriers remained in service for many years.) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190906060032.GA15007@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 06:00:32 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Supreme Court Punts On Whether FCC's Interpretation Of T= he TCPA Binds Federal Courts by Sieun J. Lee, David M. Poell, Paul A. Werner and Shannon S. Petersen At the end of the Supreme Court's most recent term, the Court released its long-awaited ruling in PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc., 139 S. Ct. 2051 (June 20, 2019) - a case that could have carried far-reaching ramifications for Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") litigation nationwide. The Supreme Court granted review to consider whether the Administrative Orders Review Act (also known as the Hobbs Act), 28 U.S.C. =C3=82=C2=A7 2342(1), requires district courts to accept the FCC's legal interpretation of the statutory term "unsolicited advertisement" under the TCPA. A unanimous Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Fourth Circuit that district courts must defer to agency interpretation of statutes they administer, but dodged the merits by remanding the case to consider two "preliminary issues." However, concurring in the judgment only, four Justices opined that district courts are not strictly bound by the FCC's interpretations of the TCPA. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=842586&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <7669F783-98F1-46B1-96C0-5A2F7B3A29E5@roscom.com> Date: 6 Sep 2019 10:57:06 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: T-Mobile Metro stores sell used phones as new, charge "f= ake taxes," NYC says T-Mobile Metro stores sell used phones as new, charge "fake taxes," NYC says T-Mobile hit with wide-ranging accusations of fraud at Metro by T-Mobile stores. By Jon Brodkin The New York City government sued T-Mobile yesterday, alleging that its Metro stores routinely use "abusive sales tactics" such as selling used phones as if they are new and charging customers for services they didn't order. "Abusive sales tactics are rampant at Metro stores," the complaint says. "At least several dozen have sold used phones to consumers as though they were new, charged consumers for fake taxes and unwanted services, or enrolled consumers in expensive financing plans without their consent." https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/09/nyc-sues-t-mobile-to-stop-rampant-and-abusive-sales-tactics/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <5D719CB3.6010907@panix.com> Date: 5 Sep 2019 19:39:31 -0400 From: "David" <wb8foz@panix.com> Subject: 1929 Mobile phones! An interesting story a friend found: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/retroindy/2014/01/07/indiana-bell/4354705/ In 1929, the Indiana Bell Telephone Company purchased the Central Union Telephone Company Building and had plans to demolish and build a much larger headquarters on the site. Architect Kurt Vonnegut Sr. had other plans. He suggested the building could be moved to make room for expansion...... ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 07 Sep 2019

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