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Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:27:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mark J. Cuccia" <email@example.com>
Subject: PA-PUC Announces 272 as Overlay to 570 Area Code
On Wednesday 21-July-2010, I wrote in
"PA-PUC Approves Overlay to 570 Area Code":
> The Pennsylvania-PUC has unanimously approved (5-0) an OVERLAY for the
> 570 area code region in north-central and north-eastern Pennsylvania.
> The PA-PUC had actually approved the overlay last week, on Thursday
> 15-July-2010. There is a Press Release at the PA-PUC's website:
> and there are media reports at various local area radio/TV/newspaper
> The PA-PUC's press release indicates that the new overlay area code
> will be needed by 3-Q/2011, and hopes that the telco industry will
> have the overlay implemented by 01-March-2011. At present, 7-digit
> dialing is still possible for local intra-570 calls, so there will
> have to be what is probably going to be an expedited transition to
> mandatory ten-digit intra-570 local dialing.
> [ ... ]
> The new area code digits are NOT indicated at this current PA-PUC
> press release of Thursday 15-July-2010 ...
> ... but my GUESS is that 272 will be the new overlay area code.
Today, Friday 30-July-2010, the PA-PUC is now reporting that 272 is
indeed going to be the overlay relief area code for the existing 570
Radio/TV/Newspaper/etc. media/press/news websites are also now reporting
272 as the relief overlay area code, per the PA-PUC announcement.
NeuStar-NANPA's "Planned NPAs Not Yet in Service" webpage,
also indicates 272 as the forthcoming overlay to 570 in Pennsylvania.
Actually, the page at NANPA's website was referencing 272 for 570 since
last week, as early as Wednesday 21-July-2010 (maybe even earlier?),
but it was only today that the PA-PUC and subsequently the press/media
(radio/TV/newspapers/etc) first publicly announced that 272 is to be the
new area code.
> [ ... ]
> The other two area codes in Pennsylvania (both dating back to the
> official "origins" of the NANP/Area Code Format of October 1947),
> have also had area code "relief" planning by the telco industry and
> regulatory. 814 for northwestern PA and western south-central PA, and
> also 717 which is still retained by eastern south-central PA following
> the 717/570 split of 1998/99 -- both have relief petitions pending
> before the PA-PUC, overlays area requested in both cases by the telcos.
> No indication of when the PA-PUC will make any kind of announcements
> as to split vs. overlay (overlays are likely), and obviously not the
> codes themselves, but my GUESS is for:
> 582 as the relief code for 814,
> and 223 to overlay 717.
[ ... ]
> I expect that NeuStar-NANPA and/or the PA-PUC will announce the actual
> code digits for the overlay to 570, within another several weeks, and
> as mentioned above, my GUESS is that 272 will be the overlay. Also,
> I tend to think that the PA-PUC will be making their split vs. overlay
> decisions and subsequent announcements on 814 and 717 later this year,
> in Fall 2010.
Well, NANPA was reflecting 272 on the "Planned NPAs Not Yet in Service"
webpage since as early as Wednesday 21-July-2010, and now (today, Friday
30-July-2010) it is being announced by the PA-PUC and news/press/media
sources as well.
Mark J. Cuccia
markjcuccia at yahoo dot com
Lafayette LA, formerly of New Orleans LA pre-Katrina
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 19:26:54 -0400
From: Steve Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Do rate centers cross state lines?
> As to assigning a worker based on a caller's NPA/NXX, keep in mind
> that callers for service work often are not calling from the location
> where service is desired.
Thanks to everyone for the great information.
The NPA/NXX data from ANI is being used to send service requests to
sub groups of dispatchers. The dispatchers then send a trouble ticket
to the tech who covers the customers specific area. They are using
ANI to route calls to different dispatching groups.
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:57:17 -0700
From: Thad Floryan <email@example.com>
Subject: Cellphones are not just phones -- data usage now higher than speech
" For the first time, the majority of cellphone users access
" data services. That's driven a 50 percent increase in the
" average data use across all users.
" A forthcoming study by Validas shows 53 percent of all
" cellphone subscribers are data users, up from 42 percent
" last year. The average data usage per subscriber is not
" 145.8MB a month compared with 96.8MB a month last year.
" Most of that is simply the result of more data users,
" though it does suggest those with data capabilities are
" using slightly more each month.
" There's a lot of attention paid to AT&T's iPhone data plans,
" particularly the withdrawal of unlimited plans, but it
" turns out that the device doesn't rack up the most data use
" on average. Instead Verizon's users have the higher
" average data use. The study shows the average Verizon
" smartphone owner uses 428MB a month, compared with 338MB
" for the iPhone.
" Validas also found that Verizon customers were roughly
" twice as likely than iPhone users to cross either the
" 500MB or 2GB barriers each month.
" It also noted that across all customers, AT&T has an
" average of 149.6MB a month, compared with 147.2MB for
" Verizon, 133.4MB for Sprint and 120.6MB for T-Mobile.
" That's somewhat misleading as those figures include
" users who don't have any data use (normally because of
" the type of handset), a proportion which is significantly
" higher with Verizon (57.1 percent) than AT&T (28.8 percent).
" One potential note of caution is that Validas is a company
" which analyzes phone bills for customers and advises them
" if they have been billed incorrectly or if they could get
" a better deal elsewhere. The data used in the study comes
" from customer bills, which means it is based on customers
" who take a particularly keen interest in their spending.
" That may bias the results towards people who use more data
" than the general public (and thus have higher bills to
" query), though it shouldn't favor or penalize any particular
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:13:33 -0400
From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net>
Subject: Model 15 RO Teletype available (OT)
Some time ago, I posted a notice seeking sources for old Teletype
machines. I've just had a call from a man who has one, and in fairness,
I feel obligated to publish his info.
Mr. Dave Armon
Model 15 RO, probably with "66 speed" gears. Formerly used by UPI. This
is a preasure-feed unit, i.e., it takes regular rolls of paper, not the
Model 15D motor 250V
Motor S/N 53476
The unit is in Manhattan and available for pickup there. There is no table.
(Filter QRM for direct replies)
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:19:31 -0500
From: Dave Armon <firstname.lastname@example.org/>
Subject: Re: Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale?
Here is a link to photos of a Teletype Model 15-RO I am selling. It is a former United Press machine. http://goo.gl/photos/lu3L
***** Moderator's Note *****
I don't usually run "for sale" posts, but I'm going to make an
exception, since I asked for leads in the first place, and I already
posted the info anyway.
I'm not going to open Pandora's Box: this is a one-time event.
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