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Re: White Pages may fall victim of technology
Caller ID Device
Re: Google Voice and Reciprocal Compensation on NPR
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Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 10:11:34 -0800
From: Sam Spade <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: White Pages may fall victim of technology
Adam H. Kerman wrote:
> Sam Spade <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Adam H. Kerman wrote:
>>>>Does AT&T provide LEC service in Illinois?
>>>Yes. But their phone book publishing subsidiary doesn't publish the
>>>phone books. Reuben H. Donnelley is the business listings publisher
>>>and the directories are a joint venture.
>>Do you know where in Illinois AT&T provides LEC service? I presume it
>>was not Ameritech territory. One, or more, independents?
> Can you please be more specific with your question: ILEC or CLEC?
> Post-divestiture AT&T or SBC-renamed-AT&T?
> Illinois Bell/Ameritech/SBC was the ILEC in nearly all of Chicago and
> suburbs and major downstate cities like Rockford, Springfield, some of the
> Illinois side of the Quad Cities, and a lot of the Illinois side of the
> St. Louis metropolitan area.
> Post-divestiture AT&T was a CLEC when it was in the cable tv business, but
> those customers are now Comcast subscribers. AT&T was also a CLEC unrelated
> to cable television, apparently in non-cable areas, but I don't know what
> period that was in.
> But CLECs don't have telephone book publishing subsidiaries for the
> communities they serve, so I'm lost on what you are getting at.
Thanks. I didn't know that SBC had taken over Ameritech.
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 17:15:30 -0800
From: Steven <email@example.com>
Subject: Caller ID Device
A while back I asked about a device that allows blocking numbers using
CID, much like the old Radio Shack CID did. I lost the site address.
The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today?
(c) 2009 I Kill Spammers, Inc., A Rot in Hell. Co.
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 20:01:12 -0800 (PST)
From: "www.Queensbridge.us" <NOTvalid@Queensbridge.us>
Subject: Re: Google Voice and Reciprocal Compensation on NPR
On Nov 2, 8:44 am, "har...@hallikainen.com" <har...@hallikainen.com>
> ***** Moderator's Note *****
> This is a good introduction to the ways that the reciprocal
> compensation rules can be used to benefit certain classes of
> traffic. CLECs are incentivized to serve "receive only" lines, i.e.,
> lines which seldom make outgoing calls, so as to tip the compensation
> rules in their favor. Since the terminating company gets paid by the
> IEC, CLECs with a lot of conference-call or "chat room" or other
> customers who answer lots of calls, but make very few, can turn a
> Google, which is in the awkward position of having almost all
> "originating" traffic, must pay the higher rates which some rural
> ILEC/CLECs are allowed to charge for terminating calls.
> Bill Horne
Why doesn't Google Voice charge a toll to those changes?
Even if it determined that they are a phone company, there is no law
that says that free service has to be given to all customers for all
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