32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for February 2, 2014
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Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 03:00:19 +0000 (UTC) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Greenberg) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <email@example.com>, HAncock4 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: [...] >My own impression is that they may seek to replace the traditional >copper landline with a fibre or digital connection. That might not >serve fax or dial-up computer lines, but probably some substitute for >fax might be offered. Fax machine owners may have to buy an adapter >of some sort. Doesn't have to be a problem, depends on the implementaion. I have fiber to my house (Verizon FIOS) and the faxmodem in my PC and the fax portion of my all-in-one printer (HP) both work fine. I haven't touched a "real" fax machine in many years. -- Rich Greenberg Sarasota, FL, USA richgr atsign panix.com + 1 941 378 2097 Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er since CP-67 Canines: Val,Red,Shasta,Zero,Casey & Cinnar (At the bridge) Owner:Chinook-L Canines: Red & Max (Siberians) Retired at the beach Asst Owner:Sibernet-L
Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:48:49 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: T-Mobile Sparq phone with no SIM card - options? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> My sister just gave me a T-Mobile Sparq Cell phone; it came with everything but a SIM card. I'd like to know what my options are, so here are some questions I hope T-D readers can answer - 0. Where are the best deals for SIM cards? 1. The box has a sticker for a discount plan, saying "Only at Walmart", so I need to know if T-Mobile phones sold at Walmart have any different setup and/or restrictions compared to those available elsewhere. 2. It's a T-Mobile "Monthly" unit, with various prepay options. Can it be unlocked, used for another carrier, etc? How's the T-Mobile network? 3. The display shows "01/01/2010 Emergency", which I assume is what you get without a sim card, but I'm curious: is the camera operational? Can I download images via the USB port? Is there any WiFi capability? 4. There's a card in the SIM slot, marked "T-Mobile", but I pushed it deeper into the slot when I tried to remove it, and I'm not sure if it's meant to stay, or if it's just a cover for the contacts. Should I leave it alone? 5. Is there any way to download the contact list via USB? All help appreciated. TIA. Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 21:11:24 -0500 From: Julian Thomas <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: T-Mobile Sparq phone with no SIM card - options? Message-ID: <EC044D64-30A8-4AA8-9E89-35BCFF38167B@jt-mj.net> On 1 Feb 2014, at 19:48, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > My sister just gave me a T-Mobile Sparq Cell phone Manufacturer and model number would be informative and useful fodder for google searching? jt
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:15:38 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: T-Mobile Sparq phone with no SIM card - options? Message-ID: <20140202051538.GA24229@telecom.csail.mit.edu> On Sat, Feb 01, 2014 at 09:11:24PM -0500, Julian Thomas wrote: > On 1 Feb 2014, at 19:48, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > > > My sister just gave me a T-Mobile Sparq Cell phone > > Manufacturer and model number would be informative and useful fodder for > google searching? Sorry, didn't think of it: it's an Alcatel Model OT-606A. -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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