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The Telecom Digest for June 5, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 122 : "text" Format
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Re: Cellco cheating with Prepaid? (John Levine)
Industry debates FCC auction rules for AT&T and Verizon (Bill Horne)

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Date: 4 Jun 2013 06:10:09 -0000 From: "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Cellco cheating with Prepaid? Message-ID: <20130604061009.11366.qmail@joyce.lan> >I think Tracfone does whole minute increments, >so if you go a second over it costs a minute. Tracfone counts the minutes in the phone itself, so it definitely does. The phone knows nothing of free calls other than 911, so calls to voicemail and such all count. That means the minute count you see on the phone's display is the real count, so it should be relatively simple to watch and see whether it counts down at a reasonable rate. I'm pretty sure that mine does.
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:10:18 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Industry debates FCC auction rules for AT&T and Verizon Message-ID: <komdeo$9cn$1@dont-email.me> Industry debates FCC auction rules for AT&T and Verizon by Marguerite Reardon June 4, 2013 6:50 PM PDT Debate heats up among wireless industry representatives and experts during a Senate subcommittee hearing as the two sides argued whether the FCC should impose rules on how much spectrum AT&T and Verizon should be allowed to acquire in the upcoming incentive spectrum auction. There's no question that wireless carriers large and small want to get their hands on more wireless spectrum. But deciding which carriers should get how much spectrum was the subject of intense debate on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57587704-94/industry-debates-fcc-auction-rules-for-at-t-and-verizon/ -or- http://goo.gl/QH6Xy -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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