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  1. #1
    PDA Man
    Guest
    WASHINGTON DC
    The Washington Post reports that Wireless Carriers are attempting to put
    together a list of wireless numbers in a 411 directory as soon as next year.
    "In an initiative that is testing the balance between convenience and
    privacy, the nation's major wireless carriers are teaming up to put together
    a directory of wireless phone numbers that would allow customers to call 411
    and connect to mobile phones, not just phones that plug into a wall. "
    For links to this story and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com


    OMAHA NEBRASKA- WIRELESS PHONE EXPLODES-MANUFACTURER INVESTIGATES
    Wireless phones have become a way of life for many people but one of those
    phones knocked one woman for a loop over the weekend.
    Tina McChristian's granddaughter was full of smiles on Monday but her family
    had a real scare the day before.
    Tina says, "I really thought my car was on fire because there was that much
    smoke."

    For these stories and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com









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  2. #2
    Camile Cardenas
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "PDA Man" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > OMAHA NEBRASKA- WIRELESS PHONE EXPLODES-MANUFACTURER INVESTIGATES
    > Wireless phones have become a way of life for many people but one of those
    > phones knocked one woman for a loop over the weekend.
    > Tina McChristian's granddaughter was full of smiles on Monday but her family
    > had a real scare the day before.
    > Tina says, "I really thought my car was on fire because there was that much
    > smoke."
    >
    > For these stories and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com


    There's one a month in the news. Usually from an overcharged battery
    that has overheated.



  3. #3
    William Bray
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    Well I don't know about the blown up cell phone story, but the 411 thing
    is very real, and very serious threat to folks who like their privacy.
    This gives telemarketers access to those numbers. Can you imagine
    having to pay incoming minutes because a sales-man called?

    "PDA Man" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > WASHINGTON DC
    > The Washington Post reports that Wireless Carriers are attempting to put
    > together a list of wireless numbers in a 411 directory as soon as next year.
    > "In an initiative that is testing the balance between convenience and
    > privacy, the nation's major wireless carriers are teaming up to put together
    > a directory of wireless phone numbers that would allow customers to call 411
    > and connect to mobile phones, not just phones that plug into a wall. "
    > For links to this story and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    >
    >
    > OMAHA NEBRASKA- WIRELESS PHONE EXPLODES-MANUFACTURER INVESTIGATES
    > Wireless phones have become a way of life for many people but one of those
    > phones knocked one woman for a loop over the weekend.
    > Tina McChristian's granddaughter was full of smiles on Monday but her family
    > had a real scare the day before.
    > Tina says, "I really thought my car was on fire because there was that much
    > smoke."
    >
    > For these stories and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  4. #4
    jfigueredo
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    Heck no, I will cancel my cell service.

    J


    "PDA Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > WASHINGTON DC
    > The Washington Post reports that Wireless Carriers are attempting to put
    > together a list of wireless numbers in a 411 directory as soon as next

    year.
    > "In an initiative that is testing the balance between convenience and
    > privacy, the nation's major wireless carriers are teaming up to put

    together
    > a directory of wireless phone numbers that would allow customers to call

    411
    > and connect to mobile phones, not just phones that plug into a wall. "
    > For links to this story and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    >
    >
    > OMAHA NEBRASKA- WIRELESS PHONE EXPLODES-MANUFACTURER INVESTIGATES
    > Wireless phones have become a way of life for many people but one of those
    > phones knocked one woman for a loop over the weekend.
    > Tina McChristian's granddaughter was full of smiles on Monday but her

    family
    > had a real scare the day before.
    > Tina says, "I really thought my car was on fire because there was that

    much
    > smoke."
    >
    > For these stories and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






  5. #5
    CharlesH
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    In article <[email protected]>,
    William Bray <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Well I don't know about the blown up cell phone story, but the 411 thing
    >is very real, and very serious threat to folks who like their privacy.
    >This gives telemarketers access to those numbers. Can you imagine
    >having to pay incoming minutes because a sales-man called?


    In pre-caller-id days, many carriers (like GTE Wireless) provided
    first-incoming-minute-free, so you could take the call and hang up
    without being charged. Now we have Caller-ID, but unfortunately,
    cell phones (in the US anyway) don't receive caller-name info, showing
    names only for entries in your phone's phonebook. If telemarketers
    were required to provide correct caller-id, and the cell phones would
    display it, that would deal with the incoming minutes issue, but wouldn't
    deal with the annoyance of getting a call in the first place.




  6. #6
    Carl.
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    "CharlesH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > William Bray <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >Well I don't know about the blown up cell phone story, but the 411 thing
    > >is very real, and very serious threat to folks who like their privacy.
    > >This gives telemarketers access to those numbers. Can you imagine
    > >having to pay incoming minutes because a sales-man called?

    >
    > In pre-caller-id days, many carriers (like GTE Wireless) provided
    > first-incoming-minute-free, so you could take the call and hang up
    > without being charged. Now we have Caller-ID, but unfortunately,
    > cell phones (in the US anyway) don't receive caller-name info, showing
    > names only for entries in your phone's phonebook. If telemarketers
    > were required to provide correct caller-id, and the cell phones would
    > display it, that would deal with the incoming minutes issue, but wouldn't
    > deal with the annoyance of getting a call in the first place.


    I don't even want the call made. Why should I have to check my phone 12
    times each day to see a telemarketer calling? I hope those crappy
    businesses go under for good.


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  7. #7
    Louise
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    In article <w6Jgb.3592$Eo2.2649
    @newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Heck no, I will cancel my cell service.
    >
    > J
    >
    >
    > "PDA Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > WASHINGTON DC
    > > The Washington Post reports that Wireless Carriers are attempting to put
    > > together a list of wireless numbers in a 411 directory as soon as next

    > year.
    > > "In an initiative that is testing the balance between convenience and
    > > privacy, the nation's major wireless carriers are teaming up to put

    > together
    > > a directory of wireless phone numbers that would allow customers to call

    > 411
    > > and connect to mobile phones, not just phones that plug into a wall. "
    > > For links to this story and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    > >
    > >
    > > OMAHA NEBRASKA- WIRELESS PHONE EXPLODES-MANUFACTURER INVESTIGATES
    > > Wireless phones have become a way of life for many people but one of those
    > > phones knocked one woman for a loop over the weekend.
    > > Tina McChristian's granddaughter was full of smiles on Monday but her

    > family
    > > had a real scare the day before.
    > > Tina says, "I really thought my car was on fire because there was that

    > much
    > > smoke."
    > >
    > > For these stories and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >

    What about "unlisted numbers"? I have my home landline
    phone unlisted - why not cells?
    --
    Louise ([email protected])



  8. #8
    Stuart Friedman
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    That's the point, they will make two dollars more for virtually every
    cellphone in the USA. If 411 is important, give people the option of
    listing their cellphone number with regularly directory assistance. I
    expect you could probably do it now, but it wouldn't be easy.

    Stu
    "Louise" <see signature> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <w6Jgb.3592$Eo2.2649
    > @newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > Heck no, I will cancel my cell service.
    > >
    > > J
    > >
    > >
    > > "PDA Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > WASHINGTON DC
    > > > The Washington Post reports that Wireless Carriers are attempting to

    put
    > > > together a list of wireless numbers in a 411 directory as soon as next

    > > year.
    > > > "In an initiative that is testing the balance between convenience and
    > > > privacy, the nation's major wireless carriers are teaming up to put

    > > together
    > > > a directory of wireless phone numbers that would allow customers to

    call
    > > 411
    > > > and connect to mobile phones, not just phones that plug into a wall. "
    > > > For links to this story and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > OMAHA NEBRASKA- WIRELESS PHONE EXPLODES-MANUFACTURER INVESTIGATES
    > > > Wireless phones have become a way of life for many people but one of

    those
    > > > phones knocked one woman for a loop over the weekend.
    > > > Tina McChristian's granddaughter was full of smiles on Monday but her

    > > family
    > > > had a real scare the day before.
    > > > Tina says, "I really thought my car was on fire because there was that

    > > much
    > > > smoke."
    > > >
    > > > For these stories and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    > >

    > What about "unlisted numbers"? I have my home landline
    > phone unlisted - why not cells?
    > --
    > Louise ([email protected])






  9. #9
    William Bray
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    From the information on the survey it was decided that folks would go
    for the idea if they were allowed an out- paying to have your cell phone
    number unlisted.
    What is not clear is if the list will be complied first without your
    consent. This seems to be what is planned. If it is done this way- too
    bad. The person who pays for the list already has your number before
    you got it deleted from future listings. And we all know what that
    means.
    Either way around this is a win-win situation for both the cell phone
    providers and the telemarketers. As it is being introduced as being in
    the interest of folks who simple lost your phone number then the door is
    wide open.... Why would you not want your friends to be able to contact
    you? They lost your number!
    BS.

    Louise <see signature> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <w6Jgb.3592$Eo2.2649
    > @newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > Heck no, I will cancel my cell service.
    > >
    > > J
    > >
    > >
    > > "PDA Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > WASHINGTON DC
    > > > The Washington Post reports that Wireless Carriers are attempting to put
    > > > together a list of wireless numbers in a 411 directory as soon as next

    > > year.
    > > > "In an initiative that is testing the balance between convenience and
    > > > privacy, the nation's major wireless carriers are teaming up to put

    > > together
    > > > a directory of wireless phone numbers that would allow customers to call

    > > 411
    > > > and connect to mobile phones, not just phones that plug into a wall. "
    > > > For links to this story and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > OMAHA NEBRASKA- WIRELESS PHONE EXPLODES-MANUFACTURER INVESTIGATES
    > > > Wireless phones have become a way of life for many people but one of those
    > > > phones knocked one woman for a loop over the weekend.
    > > > Tina McChristian's granddaughter was full of smiles on Monday but her

    > > family
    > > > had a real scare the day before.
    > > > Tina says, "I really thought my car was on fire because there was that

    > > much
    > > > smoke."
    > > >
    > > > For these stories and more http://wirelessway.blogspot.com
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    > >

    > What about "unlisted numbers"? I have my home landline
    > phone unlisted - why not cells?
    > --
    > Louise ([email protected])


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  10. #10
    Not Me
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    | Either way around this is a win-win situation for both the cell phone
    | providers and the telemarketers. As it is being introduced as being in
    | the interest of folks who simple lost your phone number then the door is
    | wide open.... Why would you not want your friends to be able to contact
    | you? They lost your number!
    | BS.

    Perhaps they lost it because they never had the number in the first
    instance.





  11. #11
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    [email protected] (William Bray) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > From the information on the survey it was decided that folks would go
    > for the idea if they were allowed an out- paying to have your cell phone
    > number unlisted.


    Correct.

    > What is not clear is if the list will be complied first without your
    > consent. This seems to be what is planned. If it is done this way- too
    > bad. The person who pays for the list already has your number before
    > you got it deleted from future listings. And we all know what that
    > means.


    Incorrect- you will have the abiility to opt-out BEFORE the list is
    compliled. What has not been decided is if the cell phone user
    will have to proactively opt-out- i.e. will the user have to opt-out
    of the list to be unlisted, or opt-in to be listed. Either way, you
    aren't going to be listed unless you want to be.

    Relax!

    > Either way around this is a win-win situation for both the cell phone
    > providers and the telemarketers. As it is being introduced as being in
    > the interest of folks who simple lost your phone number then the door is
    > wide open.... Why would you not want your friends to be able to contact
    > you? They lost your number!
    > BS.


    The idea rates high with the youth crowd, who are the biggest growth
    segment in the industry right now. All of us older curmudgeons who
    want service already have service!



  12. #12
    William Bray
    Guest

    Re: news:Wireless Carriers Want to Give The "411" on 411-YOURS!

    Thank you, I appreciate the feed back. Does anyone know if JD Powers
    had been approached with this survey? Would it have made any difference
    if a broader base of users had been polled?


    [email protected] (Todd Allcock) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > [email protected] (William Bray) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > From the information on the survey it was decided that folks would go
    > > for the idea if they were allowed an out- paying to have your cell phone
    > > number unlisted.

    >
    > Correct.
    >
    > > What is not clear is if the list will be complied first without your
    > > consent. This seems to be what is planned. If it is done this way- too
    > > bad. The person who pays for the list already has your number before
    > > you got it deleted from future listings. And we all know what that
    > > means.

    >
    > Incorrect- you will have the abiility to opt-out BEFORE the list is
    > compliled. What has not been decided is if the cell phone user
    > will have to proactively opt-out- i.e. will the user have to opt-out
    > of the list to be unlisted, or opt-in to be listed. Either way, you
    > aren't going to be listed unless you want to be.
    >
    > Relax!
    >
    > > Either way around this is a win-win situation for both the cell phone
    > > providers and the telemarketers. As it is being introduced as being in
    > > the interest of folks who simple lost your phone number then the door is
    > > wide open.... Why would you not want your friends to be able to contact
    > > you? They lost your number!
    > > BS.

    >
    > The idea rates high with the youth crowd, who are the biggest growth
    > segment in the industry right now. All of us older curmudgeons who
    > want service already have service!


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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