Posts tagged ‘That Ain’t Right’

Summit SMS


We’re not quite sure how we let this one get through our telecom dragnet, but it appears that in a short time that you’ll be able to SMS your loved ones when you reach the summit of Everest.
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Amazon Spurns Phorm


In a follow up to our earlier posts about the trouble with Phorm it appears that Amazon has chosen to distance itself from the controversial behavior based ad service.
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Ads Behaving Badly


It came as no surprise to us today when the European Union (EU) announced that they were taking the UK to task over what appears to be a blatant disregard for privacy.
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Telecom Animal Sweatshops


It never ceases to amaze us how some telecom companies over leverage the play of cute fuzzy animals for corporate gain…

How Easy Is That?


Last winter, after the mountain of snow that fell on Bleak House, SWMBO decided to try wintering in sunny Florida. So last week we went down to drop her off at the appointed location and set up the telecom technology. It was a no-brainer compared to our historical experience in TGWN
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Treat Your Telephone Well


To paraphrase an old Graham Nash song (Teach Your Children) of CSN fame. I was referred to an interesting video (Caution: contains violence against telephone equipment) of a TV host in Romania who threw a tantrum live on a call in program. Now I don’t speak the language and I suppose she was just plain excited about some great TV event, but do you have to abuse your telephone?

For those of us who grew up in the telecom industry we have unusual sentimental concern for telephone equipment. Anyone abusing it has got to have a ring-ground ;-)

Customer Complaints


With the continued growth in telecom competitive services and in combination with the increasingly de-clawed CRTC, back in 2007 in Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-130 the office of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) started its not-for-profit business of helping us unfortunate Canucks in resolving what appears to be an endless stream of problems with telecom providers.
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Telephone Survey: Here’s Your Cheat Sheet!


We probably would have skipped over the article about a recent telephone survey in  Pukou District of Nanjing, China  were it not for the fact that in an earlier life we had been involved with a telephone company’s quality of service surveys (SPMP for those of you who might remember) for the CRTC back in the late 1980’s. It seems that the Chinese locals have perfected the method of getting the answers right.
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Prepaid Piracy


Recently we had company in from England and given our regular busy schedules we thought it might be civil of us to arrange to get them a prepaid mobile to use here while with us. We had some experience in using prepaid in England and Europe.

There the process was downright simple and cheap;
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EU Judge Says Ix-nay


In what has to be one of the most ill-advised lawsuits in telecom trademarks, Asterix & Obelix, the French cartoon strip has lost its claim to the suffix “ix”. A huge tragedy no doubt.
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