Telephone

08.06.15
Phone companies ditching copper wires will have to follow the rules
08.06.15

Phone companies ditching copper wires will have to follow the rules

The FCC has some new rules for phone companies trying to retire their copper phone networks

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05.23.14
Wikileaks: US government recording every call from Afghanistan
05.23.14

Wikileaks: US government recording every call from Afghanistan

When The Intercept revealed mass NSA "full-take" call recording in the Bahamas and other nations,...

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05.05.14
AT&T's new fiber optic phone network could delay disaster response
05.05.14

AT&T's new fiber optic phone network could delay disaster response

AT&T wants to put its old copper-based telephone networks to rest and start testing its next-g...

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01.31.14
US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses
01.31.14

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on...

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04.03.13
FTC reveals $50,000 Robocall Challenge winners, alarms Rachel from card services  (video)
04.03.13

FTC reveals $50,000 Robocall Challenge winners, alarms Rachel from card services (video)

The FTC has managed to find two non-violent solutions to its Robocall Challenge, aimed at blocking...

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03.20.13
AT&T Wireless Home Phone goes prepaid, emulates landlines on demand
03.20.13

AT&T Wireless Home Phone goes prepaid, emulates landlines on demand

We can't say that most attempts to replicate the landline experience with a wireless link have pan...

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03.12.13
France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)
03.12.13

France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)

You can't completely pigeonhole Skype when it serves both as a partial substitute for traditional...

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12.08.12
Build a better payphone: NYC hosts public design challenge to reinvent public telephones
12.08.12

Build a better payphone: NYC hosts public design challenge to reinvent public telephones

New York City's SmartScreen payphone refits may be revitalizing a handful of its 11,000 public kio...

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11.27.12
BT lets site visitors add features to landlines with only a phone number and postcode
11.27.12

BT lets site visitors add features to landlines with only a phone number and postcode

If you're subscribed to BT's landline phone service, you may want to keep an eye on your bill in t...

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