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The Telecom Digest for May 22, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 91 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
`Re: Is your cellphone your only connection to the Internet? (tlvp)
Re: Is your cellphone your only connection to the Internet? (Bill Horne)
Re: FCC may kill 911 access for unregistered mobile phones (Duncan)
Re: Intercoms using 500 sets (Michael Muderick)
Re: Intercoms using 500 sets (Bill Horne)
Does anyone remember the IMTS System? (Bill Horne)

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Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 01:54:05 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Is your cellphone your only connection to the Internet? Message-ID: <4dzmd94qrtxf.18rdt8jgmaih1$.dlg@40tude.net> On 18 May 2015 20:34:44 -0000, Bill Horne wrote: > Please tell me if you are using your cellphone as your only means > of connecting to the Internet. I'll include "tethered" connections > for this question. TIA. Certainly while traveling, especially into Poland and into France, I've relied entirely on tethered connections, using a local prepaid data SIM, and an unlocked (but Cingular-labeled) Motorola SLVR handset (dating from the old RAZR era), as wi-fi was simply unavailable to me there. 'Zat the sort of data-point you were looking for? Need more details? Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:12:50 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Is your cellphone your only connection to the Internet? Message-ID: <20150521161250.GA28390@telecom.csail.mit.edu> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 01:54:05AM -0400, tlvp wrote: > On 18 May 2015 20:34:44 -0000, Bill Horne wrote: > > > Please tell me if you are using your cellphone as your only means > > of connecting to the Internet. I'll include "tethered" connections > > for this question. TIA. > > Certainly while traveling, especially into Poland and into France, I've > relied entirely on tethered connections, using a local prepaid data SIM, > and an unlocked (but Cingular-labeled) Motorola SLVR handset (dating from > the old RAZR era), as wi-fi was simply unavailable to me there. > > 'Zat the sort of data-point you were looking for? Need more details? Well, yes and no. Yes, because it illustrates the fact that Internet access is now both ubiquitous and mobile. No, since I'm wondering if there is a more widespread change in progress: if we (the Netizons whose children grew up with "always on" connectivity and whom can remember a world where long-distance phone calls were a rarity) are completing a circle, and going back to the pointed, no-nonense world of telegraph messages where every word was supposed to count. I wonder, in other words, if the tawdry carnival atmosphere of the "World Wide Wait" has (finally) started to give way to a new appreciation for content over climate; for well-chosen words over distracting images. If only it is so! Bill -- Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 00:38:49 -0700 From: Duncan <Duncan@xrtc.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: FCC may kill 911 access for unregistered mobile phones Message-ID: <1432193929.1558928.274521145.4843D2CF@webmail.messagingengine.com> On Wed, May 20, 2015, at 04:23, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote: > And I can't believe my area is the only area with a number that goes > straight to police dispatch for these kinds of things. In my area, the non-emergency number goes into the same queue as 911, but presumably with a lower priority.
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 06:18:41 -0400 From: Michael Muderick <michael@muderick.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Intercoms using 500 sets Message-ID: <CAGhQzTqT+HssYj7Z=65wef-4wErcqvL5upSsAKrc643+L5j0qA@mail.gmail.com> Bill, I've often run the ringers on 500 sets on AC mains. No problem. Not sure if I have a circuit to run on 2 wires. But if you are using JK, quad, you've got an extra pair for signalling. You might be able to come up with something if the phones have a-lead control in the hook switch. Mike Sandman may have an alternate solution. regards, mm -- Michael Muderick michael@muderick.com 610-449-6970 [Attachment of type text/html removed.]
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:52:25 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Intercoms using 500 sets Message-ID: <20150521155225.GA28254@telecom.csail.mit.edu> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 06:18:41AM -0400, Michael Muderick wrote: > Mike Sandman may have an alternate solution. Actually, another long-time contributor has offered to help: Carl Navarro came up with a different option which is both easier to use and available off-the-shelf (Thanks, Carl!). Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:38:19 -0400 EDT From: bill@horneQRM.net (Bill Horne) To: The Telecom Digest <telecomdigestsubmissions@telecom-digest.org> Subject: Does anyone remember the IMTS System? Here's a trip down memory lane: does anyone remember the IMTS systems that preceded cellular? I find myself getting nostalgic for the "good old days" of the mobile world, and I wonder if any of that equipment has been converted to other uses. Bill (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)

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