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The Telecom Digest for Sunday, Dec 06, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 220 : "text" Format
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Re: Answering machine problemMichael Muderick
Samsung to Pay Apple $548 Million in Patent Dispute Monty Solomon

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Message-ID: Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 02:49:27 -0800 (PST) From: Michael Muderick <michael.muderick@remove-this.gmail.com> Subject: Re: Answering machine problem On Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:13:06 AM UTC-5, Bob K wrote: > I have been using an answering machine for years -- an ATT model 1739 -- > that has a fine job for me. > > I decided to set up the distinctive ring for people that I know. With > Time Warner I can list up to 30 numbers, and those callers will produce > a "2 short" ring rather than the one long standard ring. That way, I > will know immediately that I should think about answering the phone. I > am convinced there is a hidden camera somewhere that tells people to > call as soon as I get into the shower. > > The only problem with this was the answering machine. It does not like > distinctive ring. When a call comes in with the double ring, it > immediately (half way thru the second ring sequence) picks the line and > immediately drops it. This is not a case of it counting the rings wrong > -- changing the number of rings it is supposed to answer on has no > effect. In fact, turning the machine off so it ignores an incoming > call, it still does it's crazy action half way thru the second ring. No > outgoing message -- just seize the line and drop it. Most answering machines I have worked with, ( I still use a Panasonic) can be set to answer on the fourth ring, FOR THE FIRST CALL. After that they answer on the first or second ring so that if you are calling in to check your messages, you, as the owner of the machine, know to hang up if it rings twice, i.e. you have no messages. Maybe that's what's happening and there's no way to turn off that feature. FWIW. mm
Message-ID: <874666CA-A324-45EB-9F15-EBA1941DC5C2@roscom.com> Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 09:01:26 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Samsung to Pay Apple $548 Million in Patent Dispute Samsung has agreed to pay Apple $548 million to settle a patent dispute, but their legal battle continues. by Katie Benner Samsung agreed to pay Apple $548 million to settle a smartphone patent dispute, but the payment won't put an end to the long-running legal battles between the two companies. In a joint statement filed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, the two companies said that Samsung had agreed to make the payment in accordance with a partial judgment in Apple's favor handed down in September. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/samsung-to-pay-apple-548-million-in-patent-dispute/

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