32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for October 9, 2013
====== 32 years of TELECOM Digest -- Founded August 21, 1981 ======
Telecom and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Digest for the
Internet. All contents here are copyrighted by Bill Horne and
the individual writers/correspondents. Articles may be used in other
journals or newsgroups, provided the writer's name and the Digest are
included in the fair use quote. By using any name or email address
included herein for any reason other than responding to an article
herein, you agree to pay a hundred dollars to that person, or email address
Addresses herein are not to be added to any mailing list, nor to be sold or given away without the explicit written consent of the owner of that address. Chain letters, viruses, porn, spam, and miscellaneous junk are definitely unwelcome.
We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime. - Geoffrey Welsh
See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest.
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:21:59 -0400 From: "Michael D. Sullivan" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Caller ID numbers that start with '1' Message-ID: <CA+K-LfaormmT9cCTTZvMeJ5OtcOf1R3n_ThLymKYbXRnpadXOw@mail.gmail.com> In Message-ID: <1381085892.37060.YahooMailNeo@web122304.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>, Mark Smith asked: > But if it's an area where 1 is not required for long distance, can > 1XX-XXXX be used? Answer: No. In the North American Numbering Plan, both the area code (NPA) and the central office code are of the form NXX -- where "N" represents any digit except zero or one ("X" represents any decimal digit). No legitimate North American phone number will have a 1 at the beginning, whether it is a ten digit number or a seven digit number. -- Michael D. Sullivan Bethesda, MD
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:08:21 -0400 From: unknown <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: 15 Digit Number in CallerID Name - Verizon FiOS Digital Voice Message-ID: <email@example.com> For several months I have been receiving a 15 digit number in the Name field of my CID. The first charactor is always a "V" and the telephone number is always traceable to a telemarketer. I assume that Verizon is adding this into the name field they transmit for CID but don't know why. It might be that Verizon is identifying telemarketers and is adding this coded name to the CID data.
TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. TELECOM Digest is a not-for-profit, mostly non-commercial educational service offered to the Internet by Bill Horne. All the contents of the Digest are compilation-copyrighted. You may reprint articles in some other media on an occasional basis, but please attribute my work and that of the original author. The Telecom Digest is moderated by Bill Horne.
43 Deerfield Road
Sharon MA 02067-2301
bill at horne dot net
This Digest is the oldest continuing e-journal about telecomm- unications on the Internet, having been founded in August, 1981 and published continuously since then. Our archives are available for your review/research. We believe we are the oldest e-zine/mailing list on the internet in any category! URL information: http://telecom-digest.org Copyright (C) 2013 TELECOM Digest. All rights reserved. Our attorney is Bill Levant, of Blue Bell, PA.
Finally, the Digest is funded by gifts from generous readers such as yourself who provide funding in amounts deemed appropriate. Your help is important and appreciated. A suggested donation of fifty dollars per year per reader is considered appropriate. See our address above. Please make at least a single donation to cover the cost of processing your name to the mailing list. All opinions expressed herein are deemed to be those of the author. Any organizations listed are for identification purposes only and messages should not be considered any official expression by the organization.