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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
    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.



  4. #4
    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]



  5. #5
    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]



  6. #6
    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
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






  7. #7
    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
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    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.




  9. #9
    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.




  10. #10
    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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  11. #11
    Carl.
    Guest

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

    "CharlesH" <[email protected]plary.invalid> 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.


    ---
    Update your PC at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.524 / Virus Database: 321 - Release Date: 10/6/2003





  12. #12
    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])



  13. #13
    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])



  14. #14
    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])






  15. #15
    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])






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