Re: FCC votes to remove protections for the open Internet in the USA.
- Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:55:25 -0500
- From: Frank <frankdotlogullo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: FCC votes to remove protections for the open Internet in the USA.
On 12/16/2017 7:11 PM, Wolf K wrote:
You're lucky. We get 10 times that many on each phone. My den/business
phone has fax pickup after 4 rings with no answering machine gets a junk
fax every week.
On 2017-12-16 18:55, Frank wrote:
On 12/16/2017 1:03 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 12/16/2017 05:21 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 12/16/17 12:02 AM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 12/15/2017 05:28 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 12/15/17 9:41 AM, Ron Hunter wrote:
On 12/15/2017 8:30 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
You don't believe in paying for services received? Why should I
same for sending maybe 10 emails a month, which you send 100 a
On 12/15/17 9:22 AM, Ed Mullen wrote:
On 12/15/2017 at 2:41 AM, Ron Hunter created this epitome of
On 12/14/2017 2:19 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
So, things revert to how they were before 2015. Was it so bad
Get ready to pay more to access some content and services.
Much ado about nothing.
Are you sure about that?
Your ISP isn't going to throttle your connections to certain sites
like Comcast did with Netflix, and who knows what else the
have in mind.
We have noticed you get over 100 emails a day. This puts a
our servers, so to provide you with the best possible service,
be charging you ten cents an email for each email over 50 that you
This charge will be automatically be added to your monthly bill.
Thanks for being a customer.
what business is it of government to take a hand in this?
You want 100mbps, you pay more. You want to stream movies, pay
the bandwidth. Supply and demand at work. What you mean is that
want others to pay for your fun.
By the way Ron, I am paying for Internet and Voice services. Just
switched from paying Verizon $163 a month, to paying Comcast $66 a
for a one year promotional Internet and Voice plan, which the goes
$106 when the promotional period is over.
I don't recall anything in Net Neutrality, that will provide me with
those services at taxpayers expense. I do want to continue getting
I have access to now at the same cost.
Consider getting an Ooma device for VOIP. We've had ours for several
years and are super happy with it. What will Comcast charge for
The last time I got the offer in snail mail, the promotional offer for
Internet only was $29.99. Then there is an additional $10 a month for
the modem/router rental plus taxes and fees. So maybe $45 a month.
Charter's regular price, including modem, is $65/month.
The Ooma was maybe $90 at Costco and charges ~$4/month for the taxes
imposed by our various governments. It provides the usual modern
telephone features, and they (or at least they did several years ago)
give you their premium services free for the first year; we decided
we didn't need them.
Later on we bought a Sentry 2 device (~$50) which prevents robocalls
and a wide range of telemarketers from even ringing through and
requires others to press 0 to probe they're not telemarketers. If
the bastards lie you can yell at them and then mark BLOCK. Your
friends and other respectable callers only have to press 0 once --
from then on they're whitelisted. We used to get maybe a dozen
telemarketers/robocalls a day. Now one or two lying bastards per month.
A friend with normal phone service gets a telemarketer call perhaps
every half hour; they have to listen to make sure it's not a GOOD
person. They refuse to follow our suggestions. I conclude that all
the ringing has driven them mad :-(
Blocking a number can get you into trouble as most are forged.
Yeah, I've received robo-calls from myself.
I had to get my wife to stop doing it as I was missing important calls.
We get about one robo-call or telemarketer per week. Canada is not
hospitable to either, I guess.
As for blocking, I have even seen calls where calling number was mine.
They forge local numbers either not in use or at random.
The phone company must know where these calls originate. I know many
are out of the country.
general mailing list