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The Telecom Digest for January 7, 2012
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Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:37:17 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Fwd: Telephone Exchange Names Message-ID: <4F07BDED.email@example.com> I came across this article in Wikipedia: hope it's of interest. During the early years of telephone service, communities that required more than 10,000 telephone numbers, whether dial service was available or not, utilized exchange names to distinguish identical numerics for different customers. When dial service was introduced (typically during the period of 1910 to 1970), in such multiple exchange communities, customers would normally dial the first two or three letters of the exchange name, followed by the numeric digits. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_exchange_names -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:58:32 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Sprint Puts Investment in LightSquared on Hold Message-ID: <5308490.qR35vk5JPR@thinkpad> Sprint Puts Investment in LightSquared on Hold, Hesse Says Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. put its investment in a partnership with LightSquared Inc. on hold as the wireless venture seeks an operating license from U.S. regulators, Sprint Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse said. http://tinyurl.com/7hvxdg4 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:32:40 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Wall Street's low-ball iPhone estimates bump into reality Message-ID: <4F07BCD8.firstname.lastname@example.org> Here's a report from Fortune that says Wall Street estimates of Verizon and others' iPhone sales are off - but which way? - - - - - - Wall Street's low-ball iPhone estimates bump into reality By Philip Elmer-DeWitt January 5, 2012 Reports from Verizon and AT&T suggest they could be off by as much as 45% UBS' Maynard Um has built a spreadsheet for Apple (AAPL) in which he assumes the company sold 30 million last quarter -- some 800,000 unit higher than the 29.2 million average of 20 Wall Street analysts we polled over the weekend. But when he totes up the sales numbers coming in from Apple's U.S. carriers, his 30 million estimate doesn't sound quite right. On Wednesday, for example, Verizon (VZ) reported sales of 4.2 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter, more than twice the 2 million the carrier activated in the September quarter. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/tag/verizon/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address for direct replies)
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:38:11 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Fwd: Temporary posting address for The Telecom Digest Message-ID: <4F07BE23.firstname.lastname@example.org> We've been having problems with our email, so for the next few days, please mail posts to td at william-warren dot com. Thanks! Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:37:34 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Fwd: Verizon CEO Cancels Appearance at CES 2012 Message-ID: <4F07BDFE.firstname.lastname@example.org> Verizon CEO Cancels Appearance at CES 2012 By Sean P. Aune With only days left to go before the start of CES 2012, Verizon has announced that CEO Lowell McAdam will not be able to attend the keynote address his company was planning for the show. Originally scheduled to speak at 11 AM Tuesday morning, McAdam has had to cancel his appearance at the annual trade show in Las Vegas due to a scheduling conflict that arose. Verizon is currently securing another executive to attend the event, but there has been no notice yet as to who it may be. http://www.technobuffalo.com/events/ces/verizon-ceo-cancels-appearance-at-ces-2012/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:37:55 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Fwd: Web site charges that Verizon has avoided taxes Message-ID: <4F07BE13.firstname.lastname@example.org> It's amazing what you can dig up when you get beyond the fifth or sixth page of google results: I found a site called "US Uncut", which charges that Verizon made over 12 Billion in profits "last year", (which I presume means 2010), but paid nothing in taxes "for two years now". I'm curious if anyone on the list can confirm or deny that. Here's the link: http://usuncut.org/targets/verizon Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2012 00:26:23 -0500 From: Telecom Digest Moderator <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Survey responses have been slow Message-ID: <20120107044623.GA10928@william-warren.com> The survey analyst who is tallying results from the Telecocm Digest survey reports that she has received only a few surveys to date, and none are from the frequent contributor addresses I published at the end of last year. I'm very surprised, so I'll emphasize that this is your chance to speak up and tell me how I can produce a better publication. You can tell me exactly what you think of me, or the Digest, or both, and I'll never know who it was that said it: the analyst isn't going to pass along any personnaly-identifiable information. Man, if I had a chance like that, I would be typing a mile a minute! Get with it, readers! This is your chance to be heard! Bill -- Bill Horne Moderator
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