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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 21 Oct 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 274 : "text" format

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Re: CO backup power
Re: CO backup power
UK closes loophole that allowed using your phone while driving
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201019143605.7F42823A7AEF@ary.qy> Date: 19 Oct 2020 10:36:04 -0400 From: "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> Subject: Re: CO backup power In article <rmg4gs$llj$1@dont-email.me> you write: >> Many cells phones let you swap SIMs, you can keep different SIMs from SIM = the chip which has your phone numebr and other network info >> different carriers activated (of course for a price). Watch out for >> MVNOs, so getting say Mint as a backup for T-Mobile isn't going to MVNO = Mobile Virtual Network Operator, a reseller that uses someone else's network. Mint uses T-Mobile so there's no point in using one to back up the other. >Just to be clear I'll be wanting to use a /29 public address block. >Not sure how that works if I switch ISPs on the fly. No ISP will let you take a /29 with you. The smallest chunk that can be routed separately is /24. Even if you have your own IPs, no mobile carrier I know of will let you use your own addresses. WISPs that provide fixed wireless are different from mobile carriers, different technology, different business model. If there's one in your area, call them up and see what they offer. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CAH8yC8=_E39sUV-kBd+FS-L1+HAZwxVEPxbDXQ_QN-KC=wybjQ@mail.gmail.com> Date: 19 Oct 2020 11:50:18 -0400 From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader@gmail.com> Subject: Re: CO backup power On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 9:11 AM bob prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> wrote: > > Doug McIntyre <merlyn@dork.geeks.org> wrote: > > "bob prohaska" <bp@www.zefox.net> writes: > ... > I've thought about using a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) > as a backup to wireline DSL. It sounds like you're suggesting a > couple of cellphones configured as WiFi hotspots. I'm not ready for > that just yet, but if you could explain the acronyms it'd give me a > headstart when the day comes. You can also use 802.11 for WISP. WISPs using 802.11 over the ISM band have been around since the late 1990s. Back in the 1990s there were two companies doing 802.11 networking using the ISM band - Western Radio and BreezeCom. 3Com, Intel and friends had not started making 802.11 equipment (yet). Back then, the FCC had not assigned the familiar bands to 802.11. ISM was faster than 2G and 3G on a clear day. A rainy day or a tree in the line of sight would cause problems, though. Jeff ------------------------------ Message-ID: <44EBB4CD-2479-41EF-86F7-5FE3AE19A545@roscom.com> Date: 17 Oct 2020 18:42:23 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: UK closes loophole that allowed using your phone while driving By Jon Fingas The UK is about to make it clear that you shouldn't grab your phone while you're driving -- regardless of what you intend to do. The government is closing a legal loophole that allowed people to pick up their phones while driving as long as they weren't calling or messaging. When enacted, you'll have to use hands-free features for just about everything. The lone exception is for contactless payment while you're stationary, such as paying for a meal at a drive-thru. https://www.engadget.com/uk-bans-all-phone-use-while-driving-195311229.html ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 21 Oct 2020
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