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    DW
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    washingtonpost.com
    FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    By JONATHAN D. SALANT
    The Associated Press
    Monday, November 10, 2003; 4:55 PM


    Federal regulators gave the go-ahead Monday for consumers to switch
    their home phone numbers to their cell phones.

    The Federal Communications Commission said people will be able to
    transfer their numbers as long as their wireless coverage area
    overlaps the location of their conventional phone.

    The FCC also said it wants to allow people to transfer cell numbers to
    conventional phones but needs to gather more information first.

    The new home-to-cell number rule takes effect Nov. 24, the same day
    wireless customers will be able to keep their numbers when they switch
    cell phone companies. The rules govern customers living in the 100
    most populous metropolitan areas and take effect six months later for
    all others.

    "After today, it's easier than ever to cut the cord," FCC Chairman
    Michael Powell said. "By firmly endorsing a customer's right to
    untether themselves from the wireline network -- and take their
    telephone number with them -- we act to eliminate impediments to
    competition between wireless and wireline services."

    Consumer advocates have long said that technological advances made it
    unnecessary for phone customers to have different home and cell
    numbers, and that they should be allowed to take their cell phone
    numbers with them when they change companies.

    "When we reduce the switching costs of going from one carrier to
    another, you're making the market more competitive," said Chris
    Murray, legislative counsel for Consumers Union, which publishes
    Consumer Reports magazine.

    "There's both the economic cost of a new phone number -- having to
    print new business cards, having to potentially contact everyone who
    might have your phone number -- and massive inconvenience," he said."

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  2. #2
    Dave C.
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule


    "DW" <sysop> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > washingtonpost.com
    > FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule
    >
    > By JONATHAN D. SALANT
    > The Associated Press
    > Monday, November 10, 2003; 4:55 PM
    >
    >
    > Federal regulators gave the go-ahead Monday for consumers to switch
    > their home phone numbers to their cell phones.


    Great, now we get illegal telemarketing calls to both our home phones AND
    our cell phones. -Dave





  3. #3
    Larry W4CSC
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 23:32:02 GMT, "Dave C."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"DW" <sysop> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >> washingtonpost.com
    >> FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule
    >>
    >> By JONATHAN D. SALANT
    >> The Associated Press
    >> Monday, November 10, 2003; 4:55 PM
    >>
    >>
    >> Federal regulators gave the go-ahead Monday for consumers to switch
    >> their home phone numbers to their cell phones.

    >
    >Great, now we get illegal telemarketing calls to both our home phones AND
    >our cell phones. -Dave
    >
    >

    What's fun to play with is get a callback number. Serious spammer
    will give you a number. Then, of course after 9:01PM on unlimited
    service, call em back and see how long you can keep them on the phone
    with your silly questions, like where are you located, is it a nice
    place to live, I hear a lot of people - are you in a boiler room I
    read about, their local weather report compared to yours is a great
    way to waste their time.....

    The last one who called was very nice. She and I had a great time
    until she set off some alarm for overtime on her terminal and got back
    to business. At that time, I started asking silly questions about the
    product and managed another 8 minutes before she hung up on me, the
    nicest, most pleasant caller she'd had all day. Be drippingly nice
    when you call....(c;



    Larry W4CSC

    "Very funny, Scotty! Now, BEAM ME MY CLOTHES! KIRK OUT!"




  4. #4
    Group Special Mobile
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 02:59:23 GMT, [email protected] (Larry W4CSC) wrote:

    >The last one who called was very nice. She and I had a great time
    >until she set off some alarm for overtime on her terminal and got back
    >to business. At that time, I started asking silly questions about the
    >product and managed another 8 minutes before she hung up on me, the
    >nicest, most pleasant caller she'd had all day. Be drippingly nice
    >when you call....(c;


    I guess you don't have much of a life if you can afford to play with
    telemarketers all day.
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  5. #5
    DSL GURU
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    > I guess you don't have much of a life if you can
    > afford to play with\ telemarketers all day.



    I think its the folks with the gratuitous insults that have no life.



  6. #6
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    In message <<[email protected]>> Group Special
    Mobile <[email protected]_to.reply> did ramble:

    >I guess you don't have much of a life if you can afford to play with
    >telemarketers all day.


    Some of us are good multitaskers. I keep on working while I toy with
    them.

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    You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.



  7. #7
    Larry W4CSC
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 08:41:30 -0800, Group Special Mobile
    <[email protected]_to.reply> wrote:

    >On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 02:59:23 GMT, [email protected] (Larry W4CSC) wrote:
    >
    >>The last one who called was very nice. She and I had a great time
    >>until she set off some alarm for overtime on her terminal and got back
    >>to business. At that time, I started asking silly questions about the
    >>product and managed another 8 minutes before she hung up on me, the
    >>nicest, most pleasant caller she'd had all day. Be drippingly nice
    >>when you call....(c;

    >
    >I guess you don't have much of a life if you can afford to play with
    >telemarketers all day.


    I get bored driving from customer to customer.....



    Larry W4CSC

    "Very funny, Scotty! Now, BEAM ME MY CLOTHES! KIRK OUT!"




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    About Dakota
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    >>I guess you don't have much of a life if you can afford to play with
    >>telemarketers all day.

    >
    >
    > I get bored driving from customer to customer.....



    You mean ALL the people in South Carolina don't live in one large city?

    I'm totally shocked.

    Next think you're going to tell me is that 3W Moto bagphone works better
    than some clamshell CDMA phone.

    You're not going to tell me that Verizon has a dead spot it's coverage
    map, are you?

    Next I bet you'll tell me that I will be able to take my mobile phone
    number with me when I switch companies, or that Hawaii is a state.

    --

    It's really amazing how too many people make assumptions about
    everything, isn't it? How many people have even used a 3W AMPS phone?
    If they haven't, how can they compare?

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  9. #9
    David S
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 23:52:14 GMT, [email protected] (Larry W4CSC) chose to
    add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 08:41:30 -0800, Group Special Mobile
    ><[email protected]_to.reply> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 02:59:23 GMT, [email protected] (Larry W4CSC) wrote:
    >>
    >>>The last one who called was very nice. She and I had a great time
    >>>until she set off some alarm for overtime on her terminal and got back
    >>>to business. At that time, I started asking silly questions about the
    >>>product and managed another 8 minutes before she hung up on me, the
    >>>nicest, most pleasant caller she'd had all day. Be drippingly nice
    >>>when you call....(c;

    >>
    >>I guess you don't have much of a life if you can afford to play with
    >>telemarketers all day.

    >
    >I get bored driving from customer to customer.....


    But how can your customers call you if you're on the phone chatting up
    underpaid young drones?

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  10. #10
    O/Siris
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    David [email protected] says...
    > But how can your customers call you if you're on the phone chatting up
    > underpaid young drones?
    >=20


    Ever Heard of Call Waiting?

    --=20
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    I *don't* speak for them.



  11. #11
    JRW
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    About Dakota wrote:

    > Next think you're going to tell me is that 3W Moto bagphone works better
    > than some clamshell CDMA phone.


    Hey....don't knock those bag phones! I was kinda shocked when they
    gave me one for my van. I see a lot of new pickups with old Motorola
    phones and the handset attached to the dash. Works get in this
    hilly rural county.




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    Jer
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    O/Siris wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > David [email protected] says...
    >
    >>But how can your customers call you if you're on the phone chatting up
    >>underpaid young drones?
    >>

    >
    >
    > Ever Heard of Call Waiting?
    >



    Okay, lt me see if I've got this straight... you're driving along
    chatting and being drippingly nice with a telemarketer, wasting their
    schtick time pretending to be interested in their schlock of the
    moment, when...<beep> "Whoops, hang on I've got a customer ringing
    through", <click to waiting call and dodging rear bumper of vehicle by
    inches> "Hello customer, how can I assist you?"

    And you expect us to believe this telemarketer is gonna hang around
    waiting on your ignore feature to disengage?

    Not gonna happen. Not even. That dog don't hunt, dude.


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  13. #13
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected] says...
    > And you expect us to believe this telemarketer is gonna hang around=20
    > waiting on your ignore feature to disengage?
    >=20


    You appear to misunderstand the intent behind what he's=20
    doing. It's irrelevant if they do or not. Every second on=20
    the line during that callback costs the telemarketing=20
    company. You're never going to convince a telemarketing=20
    company that what they do is wrong. But if you render it=20
    expensive, *now* you're talking a language the company=20
    understands.

    --=20
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    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



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    About Dakota
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule



    JRW wrote:
    > About Dakota wrote:
    >
    >> Next think you're going to tell me is that 3W Moto bagphone works
    >> better than some clamshell CDMA phone.

    >
    >
    > Hey....don't knock those bag phones! I was kinda shocked when they
    > gave me one for my van. I see a lot of new pickups with old Motorola
    > phones and the handset attached to the dash. Works get in this
    > hilly rural county.
    >


    Actually, that was the point. If you noticed everything else I said in
    that post, it was all sarcastic:

    You're not going to tell me that Verizon has a dead spot it's coverage
    map, are you?

    Next I bet you'll tell me that I will be able to take my mobile phone
    number with me when I switch companies, or that Hawaii is a state.

    It's well documented that Verizon has holes in its own native coverage
    areas. It's well documented that WLNP is scheduled to take effect on 24
    November 2003. It's also well documented that Hawaii is a state. And
    Alaska is a state, too.

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    About Dakota
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    Re: FCC Approves Home-To-Cell Number Rule



    Jer wrote:
    > O/Siris wrote:
    >
    >> In article <[email protected]>, David
    >> [email protected] says...
    >>
    >>> But how can your customers call you if you're on the phone chatting up
    >>> underpaid young drones?
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Ever Heard of Call Waiting?
    >>

    >
    >
    > Okay, lt me see if I've got this straight... you're driving along
    > chatting and being drippingly nice with a telemarketer, wasting their
    > schtick time pretending to be interested in their schlock of the moment,
    > when...<beep> "Whoops, hang on I've got a customer ringing through",
    > <click to waiting call and dodging rear bumper of vehicle by inches>
    > "Hello customer, how can I assist you?"
    >
    > And you expect us to believe this telemarketer is gonna hang around
    > waiting on your ignore feature to disengage?
    >
    > Not gonna happen. Not even. That dog don't hunt, dude.


    Maybe since he lived in a rural area, he doesn't answer the phone 75
    times per hour (which would usually result in "Whoops. Wrong Number.")
    Or maybe he has a customer base on which he can tell who's calling (CID
    does work on some AMPS systems. I've used it on SOME analog systems.)

    But I guess you've lived in a small town and know, right? Mabye about
    500 small. Is 500 people a small town? How about 300? Maybe 150 is a
    small town in rural area.

    It doesn't matter how he runs his business. The point is -- it's possible.

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