The Telecom Digest for June 28, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 174 : "text" Format
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Foreign travel brings costly cellphone woes (Monty Solomon)
Re: Western Electric 43A dialer... (tlvp)
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Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:27:36 -0400
From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com>
Subject: Foreign travel brings costly cellphone woes
Foreign travel brings costly cellphone woes
FCC offers advice on avoiding pitfalls
By Megan Woolhouse, Globe Staff | June 26, 2010
Using your cellphone outside the country comes with pitfalls,
including unpredictable roaming charges, compatibility problems, and
added fees for texts and data that are "unlimited'' within the United
This week, the Federal Communications Commission issued a list of
recommendations to help travelers connect without hassle and avoid
sky-high phone bills.
Edgar Dworsky, editor of Consumerworld.com, said the FCC information
calls attention to what can be an expensive problem.
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 20:32:13 -0400
From: tlvp <tPlOvUpBErLeLsEs@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Western Electric 43A dialer...
On Tue, 15 Jun 2010 19:47:33 -0400, Al Gillis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Does anyone have technical info (the appropriate BSP) for a 43A dialer?
> (it's dated "2-77")
> This gizmo is mounted in a 7" apparatus case, has 14 slide switches (for
> setting the telephone number to be dialed) and a motor driven gear that
> rotates switch contacts across a circuit board wired to the slide switches.
> On another circuit board there are two 6 position terminal boards and some
> relays along with resistors, capacitors, diodes and those sorts of things.
> This circuit board is stenciled "90D217, Series 4".
> I can e-mail you a photo if that would help identify it.
> Inquiring minds want to know!!!
Not seeing a picture leaves me a bit uncertain, but I may have
one of those devices, picked up cheap at a flea market ages ago.
No documentation whatsoever -- and (worst of all) no power supply,
which seems to have been a required adjunct in a separate case.
Any hints what the power supply should be supplying in the way of power,
and where (which contact points) it should be supplying that to?
Cheers, -- tlvp
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