Friday, June 21, 2013

The Price of Loyalty

Some interesting comments by the Informer about Amdocs research on consumers attitudes towards privacy. Basically, privacy is good, but they're willing to sell it for a pittance.

BTW, subscription to this is free, and if you have any interest at all in the communications world, I suggest you sign up. It's really entertaining, too. The Informer, who works for Informa, is a very funny bloke, indeed.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

U.S. Cellular Jumps on Landline Replacement Bandwagon

Just $20 a month!  Not too attractive to me, though. I had a problem with my landline recently. When Verizon came, instead of repairing the old copper connection, they connected me to fiber, including installation of a battery backup. This is the part of fiber phones that I don't like. The copper phones carried a current that enabled them to work during power failures, which where I live a fairly common. During the past year I lost power a few times for more than a day, and lost phone service, too. Cell service where I live is spotty at the best of times. I've learned by trial and error which parts of the house and yards get signals, and which don't. So, with the fiber landline down and no way to charge a cell phone, I had no phone service. Is this progress?