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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 25 Dec 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 359 : "text" format

Table of contents
Re: Ringback code?"John Levine"
8 Things to Know About Our Investigation Into the Location Business"Monty Solomon"
Re: FCC advances plans for 988, a national suicide-prevention hotline"Fred Goldstein"
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20191220195849.C346C118D515@ary.qy> Date: 20 Dec 2019 14:58:49 -0500 From: "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> Subject: Re: Ringback code? In article <0fa537eb-7013-4d70-b777-9766e33982e2@googlegroups.com> you write: >Would anyone know the current ringback code? You call the phone from your mobile phone. That's what the installer did when he switched me from POTS to fiber. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20191221043538.GA28512@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2019 04:35:38 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: CAMDEN, NJ CWAers WIN TWO MAJOR CONTRACTS On the eve of a historic vote to authorize a strike, workers in the City of Camden won two landmark contracts last Tuesday, December 10th. The Collective Bargaining Agreements cover 230 non-supervisory and supervisory workers in Camden, NJ. The contracts provide 2.5% salary increases every year of the four-year deal and, in a stunning gain, the will bring back four of the seven steps that were taken away from new employees in 2012. https://district1.cwa-union.org/news/camden-nj-cwaers-win-two-major-contracts -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <9D893739-56AD-43D2-968A-911DC4ECC1D6@roscom.com> Date: 23 Dec 2019 01:19:53 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: 8 Things to Know About Our Investigation Into the Location Business 8 Things to Know About Our Investigation Into the Location Business When everyone's tracked, privacy is a collective concern. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/19/opinion/nyt-cellphone-tracking-investigation.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <72f945a8-4a35-6e7d-58f0-afdb5d0f3c3a@ionary.com> Date: 23 Dec 2019 09:25:50 -0500 From: "Fred Goldstein" <invalid@see.sig.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: FCC advances plans for 988, a national suicide- prevention hotline On 12/19/2019 5:54 PM, John Levine wrote: > In article <323B74F1-7915-4EA6-A49F-18FCB996FBCE@jt-mj.net>, > Julian Thomas <jt@jt-mj.net> wrote: >>> On Dec 17, 2019, at 14:00, John Levine <johnl@iecc.com> wrote: >>> >>> A quick visit to nanpa.com finds 158 area codes in the US with 7D >>> local dialing and another 25 elsewhere in the NANPA. >> I suspect that a high percentage of users are still in 7D areas. > You and I are but the 7D area codes tend to be pretty rural since none > of them are overlaid. > > It occurs to me that a lot of this is a tempest in a teapot since the > timeout issue only applies on landline phones. With cell phones, > there's a send button that tells the switch when you're done dialing > and there is no ambiguity about the length of the number. > > Only geezers like us still have home landlines. That leaves out other categories of phones that are not mobile en-bloc-sending devices. Office phones (PBX and otherwise) and VoIP phones don't send numbers en bloc (via a send button). I believe there's now a rule that PBXs, which normally use 9 for outside calls, are supposed to recognize 911 as equivalent to 9-911. What if the virtuous ones at the FCC decide that 988 needs the same treatment? Then, local calls to 9-88x-xxxx would trigger 988 too. We have a numbering plan for a reason, and it should be addressed before it's violated. --- Fred R. Goldstein k1io fred "at" ionary.com +1 617 795 2701 ***** Moderator's Note ***** Except it's almost an election year and "988" is free ink for a lot of ham-and-eggers who make their living by posturing and preening and prevaricating. It'll take - oh, let me guess - about ten months of free ink before it's forgotten and they all go back to using common sense. The fact is that politicians don't care about suicides - they're mostly older people who haven't retired yet, and that means more and more free money to "borrow" from the social security trust fund to buy more shiny things from their favorite military-industrial contributors. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 25 Dec 2019
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