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  1. #1
    Steven M. Scharf
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    Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    Introduction
    ------------
    On November 24th 2003, Wireless Number Portability (WNP) will be Implemented
    in Major Metropolitan areas of the United States. Authorities have done
    everything possible to ensure a smooth transition but there is the potential
    for chaos. It is important that the public be well prepared for this event
    and that they know how to protect themselves and their families. This is
    bigger event than the opening of an Ikea store.


    Know Your Sector
    -------------------
    Your sector is computed by adding the last four digits of your five digit
    zip code to your three digit telephone area code, i.e. zip code 94303 and
    area code 650 is sector 4953. Your neighborhood monitor may not allow you on
    the street if you do not know your sector.


    Police Command Posts
    ------------------------
    Police command posts will be set up at major wireless carrier's stores. Do
    not attempt to contact the command post by telephone. Dialing 911 is not
    permitted during the first 21 days of WNP.


    Emergency Siren Codes
    -------------------------
    All areas that are implementing WNP on 11/24/2004 have interconnected their
    emergency sirens, which will be under the direct control of Michael Powell.
    There are different combinations of three siren blasts that will be used to
    communicate store status to the area.

    Short-Short-Short Verizon has achieved 50% market share
    Short-Short-Long AT&T has achieved 43% Subscriber Loss
    Short-Long-Short Sprint has Declared Bankruptcy
    Short-Long-Long Cingular has been Fined $25 Million for something or
    other
    Long-Short-Short Verizon has introduced a decent CDMA handset
    Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon
    Long-Long-Short AT&T will unlock world phones
    Long-Long-Long Radio Shack has answered a question


    Traffic Information
    -------------------
    All radio and television stations in affected areas will be providing round
    the traffic information every eight minutes. Try to stay away from major
    malls and shopping areas with multiple wireless stores.


    Protect Your Property
    -----------------------
    All animals should be kept indoors during the first 21 days of WNP. Cover
    all outdoor plants. Wrap exposed water pipes with foam and duct tape..


    Stockpile
    ---------
    Ensure that you have sufficient food and water to last ten days. Remember
    food for your pets as well.


    Eat Properly
    -------------
    Consume plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables during the first 21 days of
    WNP. Limit your intake of animal products to four ounces per day.


    Boil Drinking Water
    --------------------
    Do not drink tap water during the first 21 days of the WNP. Boil water for
    three minutes. It is safe to bathe in tap water, but keep your mouth shut.


    Be Prepared to Evacuate
    -------------------------
    Keep your gas tank full. Plan your escape routes. Consider alternate
    transportation out of the area such as train, boat, or bicycle. Carry enough
    provisions with you. Avoid bridges and tunnels.


    Limit Your Use of the Wireless and Wired Voice Communication Systems
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The communications networks will be strained to capacity. Avoid unnecessary
    use of your mobile phone and your land line phone. It is okay to use DSL and
    cable modems.



    Also at: http://nordicgroup.us/lnp/





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  2. #2
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    Hilarious! I wish SNL or MADTV made something out of this... i bet they
    will.

    "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide
    |
    | Introduction
    | ------------
    | On November 24th 2003, Wireless Number Portability (WNP) will be
    Implemented
    | in Major Metropolitan areas of the United States. Authorities have done
    | everything possible to ensure a smooth transition but there is the
    potential
    | for chaos. It is important that the public be well prepared for this event
    | and that they know how to protect themselves and their families. This is
    | bigger event than the opening of an Ikea store.
    |
    |
    | Know Your Sector
    | -------------------
    | Your sector is computed by adding the last four digits of your five digit
    | zip code to your three digit telephone area code, i.e. zip code 94303 and
    | area code 650 is sector 4953. Your neighborhood monitor may not allow you
    on
    | the street if you do not know your sector.
    |
    |
    | Police Command Posts
    | ------------------------
    | Police command posts will be set up at major wireless carrier's stores. Do
    | not attempt to contact the command post by telephone. Dialing 911 is not
    | permitted during the first 21 days of WNP.
    |
    |
    | Emergency Siren Codes
    | -------------------------
    | All areas that are implementing WNP on 11/24/2004 have interconnected
    their
    | emergency sirens, which will be under the direct control of Michael
    Powell.
    | There are different combinations of three siren blasts that will be used
    to
    | communicate store status to the area.
    |
    | Short-Short-Short Verizon has achieved 50% market share
    | Short-Short-Long AT&T has achieved 43% Subscriber Loss
    | Short-Long-Short Sprint has Declared Bankruptcy
    | Short-Long-Long Cingular has been Fined $25 Million for something
    or
    | other
    | Long-Short-Short Verizon has introduced a decent CDMA handset
    | Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon
    | Long-Long-Short AT&T will unlock world phones
    | Long-Long-Long Radio Shack has answered a question
    |
    |
    | Traffic Information
    | -------------------
    | All radio and television stations in affected areas will be providing
    round
    | the traffic information every eight minutes. Try to stay away from major
    | malls and shopping areas with multiple wireless stores.
    |
    |
    | Protect Your Property
    | -----------------------
    | All animals should be kept indoors during the first 21 days of WNP. Cover
    | all outdoor plants. Wrap exposed water pipes with foam and duct tape..
    |
    |
    | Stockpile
    | ---------
    | Ensure that you have sufficient food and water to last ten days. Remember
    | food for your pets as well.
    |
    |
    | Eat Properly
    | -------------
    | Consume plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables during the first 21 days of
    | WNP. Limit your intake of animal products to four ounces per day.
    |
    |
    | Boil Drinking Water
    | --------------------
    | Do not drink tap water during the first 21 days of the WNP. Boil water for
    | three minutes. It is safe to bathe in tap water, but keep your mouth shut.
    |
    |
    | Be Prepared to Evacuate
    | -------------------------
    | Keep your gas tank full. Plan your escape routes. Consider alternate
    | transportation out of the area such as train, boat, or bicycle. Carry
    enough
    | provisions with you. Avoid bridges and tunnels.
    |
    |
    | Limit Your Use of the Wireless and Wired Voice Communication Systems
    | --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -
    | The communications networks will be strained to capacity. Avoid
    unnecessary
    | use of your mobile phone and your land line phone. It is okay to use DSL
    and
    | cable modems.
    |
    |
    |
    | Also at: http://nordicgroup.us/lnp/
    |
    |
    |





  3. #3
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    Hilarious! I wish SNL or MADTV made something out of this... i bet they
    will.

    "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide
    |
    | Introduction
    | ------------
    | On November 24th 2003, Wireless Number Portability (WNP) will be
    Implemented
    | in Major Metropolitan areas of the United States. Authorities have done
    | everything possible to ensure a smooth transition but there is the
    potential
    | for chaos. It is important that the public be well prepared for this event
    | and that they know how to protect themselves and their families. This is
    | bigger event than the opening of an Ikea store.
    |
    |
    | Know Your Sector
    | -------------------
    | Your sector is computed by adding the last four digits of your five digit
    | zip code to your three digit telephone area code, i.e. zip code 94303 and
    | area code 650 is sector 4953. Your neighborhood monitor may not allow you
    on
    | the street if you do not know your sector.
    |
    |
    | Police Command Posts
    | ------------------------
    | Police command posts will be set up at major wireless carrier's stores. Do
    | not attempt to contact the command post by telephone. Dialing 911 is not
    | permitted during the first 21 days of WNP.
    |
    |
    | Emergency Siren Codes
    | -------------------------
    | All areas that are implementing WNP on 11/24/2004 have interconnected
    their
    | emergency sirens, which will be under the direct control of Michael
    Powell.
    | There are different combinations of three siren blasts that will be used
    to
    | communicate store status to the area.
    |
    | Short-Short-Short Verizon has achieved 50% market share
    | Short-Short-Long AT&T has achieved 43% Subscriber Loss
    | Short-Long-Short Sprint has Declared Bankruptcy
    | Short-Long-Long Cingular has been Fined $25 Million for something
    or
    | other
    | Long-Short-Short Verizon has introduced a decent CDMA handset
    | Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon
    | Long-Long-Short AT&T will unlock world phones
    | Long-Long-Long Radio Shack has answered a question
    |
    |
    | Traffic Information
    | -------------------
    | All radio and television stations in affected areas will be providing
    round
    | the traffic information every eight minutes. Try to stay away from major
    | malls and shopping areas with multiple wireless stores.
    |
    |
    | Protect Your Property
    | -----------------------
    | All animals should be kept indoors during the first 21 days of WNP. Cover
    | all outdoor plants. Wrap exposed water pipes with foam and duct tape..
    |
    |
    | Stockpile
    | ---------
    | Ensure that you have sufficient food and water to last ten days. Remember
    | food for your pets as well.
    |
    |
    | Eat Properly
    | -------------
    | Consume plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables during the first 21 days of
    | WNP. Limit your intake of animal products to four ounces per day.
    |
    |
    | Boil Drinking Water
    | --------------------
    | Do not drink tap water during the first 21 days of the WNP. Boil water for
    | three minutes. It is safe to bathe in tap water, but keep your mouth shut.
    |
    |
    | Be Prepared to Evacuate
    | -------------------------
    | Keep your gas tank full. Plan your escape routes. Consider alternate
    | transportation out of the area such as train, boat, or bicycle. Carry
    enough
    | provisions with you. Avoid bridges and tunnels.
    |
    |
    | Limit Your Use of the Wireless and Wired Voice Communication Systems
    | --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -
    | The communications networks will be strained to capacity. Avoid
    unnecessary
    | use of your mobile phone and your land line phone. It is okay to use DSL
    and
    | cable modems.
    |
    |
    |
    | Also at: http://nordicgroup.us/lnp/
    |
    |
    |





  4. #4
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide


    "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]ead2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide


    Excellent.


    > Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon


    I believe that is also one of the signs of the Apocalypse...


    Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday...
    (WNP day, I mean- not that overrated Turkey one...)






  5. #5
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide


    "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide


    Excellent.


    > Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon


    I believe that is also one of the signs of the Apocalypse...


    Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday...
    (WNP day, I mean- not that overrated Turkey one...)






  6. #6
    Trimodeman
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    Siren Blasts:

    (Silent)- The user switched to Cingular but the call did not go through or
    was dropped.


    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    >
    > Excellent.
    >
    >
    > > Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon

    >
    > I believe that is also one of the signs of the Apocalypse...
    >
    >
    > Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday...
    > (WNP day, I mean- not that overrated Turkey one...)
    >
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Trimodeman
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    Siren Blasts:

    (Silent)- The user switched to Cingular but the call did not go through or
    was dropped.


    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    >
    > Excellent.
    >
    >
    > > Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon

    >
    > I believe that is also one of the signs of the Apocalypse...
    >
    >
    > Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday...
    > (WNP day, I mean- not that overrated Turkey one...)
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide


    "Andy M --Tampa Bay--" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hilarious! I wish SNL or MADTV made something out of this... i bet they
    > will.


    You should have seen the preparation for the opening of Ikea in East Palo
    Alto
    a few months ago. There literally were police command posts set up on roads
    leading to the store. All newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations did
    stories
    on the opening and how people should prepare. Residents near the store were
    stockpiling food because of the fear that traffic gridlock would make it
    impossible
    to get out to grocery stores. Newspapers printed maps of the best routes in
    and
    out of the area, as well as advice on alternate routes that avoided the area
    entirely. Traffic helicopters hovered over the major roads leading to the
    store,
    reporting on the status of the parking garage. Nearby stores hired private
    security firms to keep Ikea shoppers from using their parking lots.





  9. #9
    Steven M. Scharf
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide


    "Andy M --Tampa Bay--" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hilarious! I wish SNL or MADTV made something out of this... i bet they
    > will.


    You should have seen the preparation for the opening of Ikea in East Palo
    Alto
    a few months ago. There literally were police command posts set up on roads
    leading to the store. All newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations did
    stories
    on the opening and how people should prepare. Residents near the store were
    stockpiling food because of the fear that traffic gridlock would make it
    impossible
    to get out to grocery stores. Newspapers printed maps of the best routes in
    and
    out of the area, as well as advice on alternate routes that avoided the area
    entirely. Traffic helicopters hovered over the major roads leading to the
    store,
    reporting on the status of the parking garage. Nearby stores hired private
    security firms to keep Ikea shoppers from using their parking lots.





  10. #10
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    fortunately we don't have an ikea store in tampa, fl.

    but we do have a lot of good strip clubs ;-)

    "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    |
    | "Andy M --Tampa Bay--" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | news:[email protected]
    | > Hilarious! I wish SNL or MADTV made something out of this... i bet they
    | > will.
    |
    | You should have seen the preparation for the opening of Ikea in East Palo
    | Alto
    | a few months ago. There literally were police command posts set up on
    roads
    | leading to the store. All newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations did
    | stories
    | on the opening and how people should prepare. Residents near the store
    were
    | stockpiling food because of the fear that traffic gridlock would make it
    | impossible
    | to get out to grocery stores. Newspapers printed maps of the best routes
    in
    | and
    | out of the area, as well as advice on alternate routes that avoided the
    area
    | entirely. Traffic helicopters hovered over the major roads leading to the
    | store,
    | reporting on the status of the parking garage. Nearby stores hired private
    | security firms to keep Ikea shoppers from using their parking lots.
    |
    |
    |





  11. #11
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    fortunately we don't have an ikea store in tampa, fl.

    but we do have a lot of good strip clubs ;-)

    "Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    |
    | "Andy M --Tampa Bay--" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | news:[email protected]
    | > Hilarious! I wish SNL or MADTV made something out of this... i bet they
    | > will.
    |
    | You should have seen the preparation for the opening of Ikea in East Palo
    | Alto
    | a few months ago. There literally were police command posts set up on
    roads
    | leading to the store. All newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations did
    | stories
    | on the opening and how people should prepare. Residents near the store
    were
    | stockpiling food because of the fear that traffic gridlock would make it
    | impossible
    | to get out to grocery stores. Newspapers printed maps of the best routes
    in
    | and
    | out of the area, as well as advice on alternate routes that avoided the
    area
    | entirely. Traffic helicopters hovered over the major roads leading to the
    | store,
    | reporting on the status of the parking garage. Nearby stores hired private
    | security firms to keep Ikea shoppers from using their parking lots.
    |
    |
    |





  12. #12
    Aboutdakota
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    (Silent) The user switched from Nextel to Verizon Wireless. He says,
    "Can you hear me now?" but he gets no response.

    Trimodeman wrote:
    > Siren Blasts:
    >
    > (Silent)- The user switched to Cingular but the call did not go through or
    > was dropped.
    >
    >
    > "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>"Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    >>
    >>Excellent.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon

    >>
    >>I believe that is also one of the signs of the Apocalypse...
    >>
    >>
    >>Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday...
    >>(WNP day, I mean- not that overrated Turkey one...)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >





  13. #13
    Aboutdakota
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    (Silent) The user switched from Nextel to Verizon Wireless. He says,
    "Can you hear me now?" but he gets no response.

    Trimodeman wrote:
    > Siren Blasts:
    >
    > (Silent)- The user switched to Cingular but the call did not go through or
    > was dropped.
    >
    >
    > "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>"Steven M. Scharf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    >>
    >>Excellent.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Long-Short-Long John Navas has switched carriers to Verizon

    >>
    >>I believe that is also one of the signs of the Apocalypse...
    >>
    >>
    >>Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday...
    >>(WNP day, I mean- not that overrated Turkey one...)
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >





  14. #14
    Michael Notforyou
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    "Trimodeman" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Siren Blasts:
    >
    > (Silent)- The user switched to Cingular but the call did not go through or
    > was dropped.
    >
    > >
    > >


    Switched TO Cingular? Who in their right mind would do that? Everyone
    I know that has Cingular is running to the nearest Verizon store come
    Monday, including me.

    I'm in the old BellSouth Mobility DCS service area, which is GSM.

    *Michael Notforyou*



  15. #15
    Michael Notforyou
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Number Portability--Public Preparedness Guide

    "Trimodeman" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Siren Blasts:
    >
    > (Silent)- The user switched to Cingular but the call did not go through or
    > was dropped.
    >
    > >
    > >


    Switched TO Cingular? Who in their right mind would do that? Everyone
    I know that has Cingular is running to the nearest Verizon store come
    Monday, including me.

    I'm in the old BellSouth Mobility DCS service area, which is GSM.

    *Michael Notforyou*



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