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Have you ever had a sinking feeling at the sound of a ringing phone? Or been awakened in the wee hours by an unexpected call? Everyone can imagine any number of scenarios in which they’ve received a phone call that they wish had never come.
http://www.homephoneservice.org/blog/2011/10-phone-calls-no-one-wants-to-receive/Have you ever had a sinking feeling at the sound of a ringing phone? Or been awakened... more
Warning: May cause a mild case of cuteness stroke.
Millions of mobile phone users are paying almost £200 a year too much for ‘locked in’ packages of calls, texts and downloads, a study shows.
They are being fooled into forking out extra because they cannot find the best option among a bewildering array of about 10million handset and service combinations.
Industry estimates suggest 18million people have never changed their mobile tariff or handset and are wasting almost £5billion a year as a result.
Some 76 per cent of Britons on monthly deals are paying over the odds, signing up to tariffs after wrongly estimating how many minutes and text messages they use.
In total, subscribers are wasting money by being on the wrong contract, a study by Billmonitor, an Ofcom approved bill-analysis service, discovered.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1375699/Brits-waste-195-annual-mobile-phone-bills.html#ixzz1JImviSiZMillions of mobile phone users are paying almost £200 a year too much for... more
In trying to get his progressive talk radio show off the ground at the start, host Ed Schultz candidly admitted Wednesday to using fake callers to fill air time. In addition, Schultz admits congressional Democrats helped coach callers on what to say:
Schultz’s shocking admissions comes as a George Soros-funded publication baselessly accuses conservative radio titans Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck of the same practice. As we reported Tuesday, all three hosts flatly deny the accusations.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/lib-radio-host-ed-schultz-admits-using-fake-callers-coached-by-congressional-dems/In trying to get his progressive talk radio show off the ground at the start, host Ed... more
By writing letters, we do not have to deal with language barriers that we run into on the phone. It stands to reason there is a department of any manufacturing or service company that handles complaints.
Link : http://www.internetproviders.net/blog/2010/10-tips-for-writing-customer-service-complaint-letters/By writing letters, we do not have to deal with language barriers that we run into on... more
It was called a gimmick and great piece of transparcy by the police, though in case you missed it yesterday the Greater Manchester Police tweeted all of thier 999 calls.
The twitter account was made show the public the different crimes the police deal with everyday,
"Chief Constable - the aim of #gmp24 was to raise awareness of the wide range of incidents that police officers have to deal with every day"-Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/gmp24_1)
According the to BBC, in the one day of tweeting 341 people were arrested with 126 still in custody of the Greater Manchester Police. Another interesting point shown by the account were the types of crimes made during the day, with more alcohol fuelled attack's during the evening.
Here are some of the tweets"
Call 3077 Youths drinking and fighting in Bury - patrols attend, no sign of youths #gmp24
Call 3058 Theft of credit on mobile phone #gmp24
Call 3030 Gun shots fired at house in Salford. Front door damaged. Nobody injured #gmp24
Call 3003 Reports of four foot doll or robot on Princess Parkway near M56 - officers attend but nothing there #gmp24
Call 253 Woman reporting that she has been assaulted by a taxi driver in Chorlton, Manchester #gmp24It was called a gimmick and great piece of transparcy by the police, though in case... more
With much already given, more may need to be taken. You be the judge.
On November 27, 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Fifth Estate program aired a show entitled “9/11: The Unofficial Story,”1 for which I, along with a few other members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, was interviewed. In the most important part of my interview, I pointed out that, according to the FBI’s report on phone calls from the airliners provided in 2006 for the Moussaoui trial, Barbara Olson’s only call from Flight 77 was “unconnected” and hence lasted “0 seconds.” Although this Fifth Estate program showed only a brief portion of my discussion of alleged phone calls from the 9/11 airliners, its website subsequently made available a 22-minute video containing this discussion.2
Shortly thereafter, a portion of this video, under the title “David Ray Griffin on the 9/11 Cell Phone Calls: Exclusive CBC Interview,” was posted on You Tube,3 after which it was posted on 911 Blogger.4 This latter posting resulted in considerable discussion, during which some claims contradicting my position were made. In this essay, I respond to the most important of these claims, namely:
1. The FBI has not admitted that cell phone calls from high-altitude airliners on 9/11 were impossible.
2. There is no evidence that some of the reported 9/11 phone calls were faked.
3. American Airlines’ Boeing 757s, and hence its Flight 77, had onboard phones.
4. The FBI’s report on phone calls from the 9/11 airliners did not undermine Ted Olson’s report about receiving phone calls from his wife.
The four sections of this essay will respond to these four claims in order.
1. The FBI on the Possibility of High-Altitude Cell Phone Calls in 2001
I have suggested that the FBI’s report to the Moussaoui trial in 2006 implied its acceptance of the argument, made by some members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, that cell phone calls from high-altitude airliners would have been impossible, or at least virtually so. One critic, however, said: “The FBI hasn't admitted anything about the possibility of making cell phone calls at 30,000 feet.”5 It is true that the FBI has never explicitly stated that such calls are impossible, or at least too improbable to affirm. But its report for the Moussaoui trial, I have argued, implies an acceptance of this view.
My argument for this claim involves three points: (1) Immediately after 9/11, the FBI had described, or at least accepted the description of, about 15 of the reported calls from the airliners as cell phone calls. (2) In 2003, a prominent member of the 9/11 Truth Movement argued persuasively that, given the cell phone technology available in 2001, calls from high-altitude airliners would have been impossible. (3) The FBI report for the Moussaoui trial affirmed only two cell phone calls from the airliners, both of which were from United Flight 93 after it had descended to 5,000 feet. I will expand on each of these three points.
Reported Calls Originally Described as Cell Phone Calls
Approximately 15 of the reported phone calls from the four airliners were described at the time as cell phone calls. About 10 of those were from Flight 93. For example:
• A Washington Post story said: “[Passenger Jeremy] Glick's cell phone call from Flight 93 and others like it provide the most dramatic accounts so far of events aboard the four hijacked aircraft during the terrifying hours of Tuesday morning, and they offer clues about how the hijackings occurred.”6
• A Newsweek story about United 93 said: “Elizabeth [Honor] Wainio, 27, was speaking to her stepmother in Maryland. Another passenger, she explains, had loaned her a cell phone and told her to call her family.”7
More at the link above:On November 27, 2009, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Fifth Estate... more
Apparently it isn't just O2 in the UK that has problems with iPhones dropping or even just not registering calls. Over in the US it seems New Yorkers have just under a third of a chance of not dropping a call:
"Apparently fed up with such problems in New York, Gizmodo reader Manoj decided to stop by an Apple Store to see if something might be wrong with his iPhone -- this, after apparently being assured by AT&T that everything was all right on its end. After a few tests, the Apple Genius determined that Manoj's phone was dropping 22 percent of its calls, which turns out to actually be "excellent" compared to most iPhone users in the New York area, where a dropped call rate of 30 percent is said to be average.
The Genius further went on to confirm that the phone was indeed "fully functional," and that the problem is "consistent with the service provided by AT&T." So, nothing to worry about, folks -- everything is "normal."
One of the main problems with having the most popular gadget?Apparently it isn't just O2 in the UK that has problems with iPhones dropping or... more
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC), issuing notices to former interior and foreign affairs secretaries, and legal adviser to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, directed them to submit their affidavits within two weeks. The court took this action on an application by Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s counsel, Barrister Iqbal Jafree. In his application, the counsel submitted the LHC had restrained the federal government from releasing $2 million to the US lawyers to defend Dr Aafia in US courts.LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC), issuing notices to former interior and foreign... more
There's one thing every news organization knows... Morons abusing 911 makes for ratings gold! Conor Knighton takes a look at this mainstay of news coverage.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.There's one thing every news organization knows... Morons abusing 911 makes for... more
CHICAGO -- A federal judge has issued two temporary restraining orders designed to stop what officials describe as a wave of deceptive "robo-calls" warning people their auto warranties are expiring and offering to sell them new service plans.
"Today the FTC has disconnected the people responsible for so many of these annoying calls," Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said Friday.
"We expect to see a dramatic decrease in the number of deceptive auto warranty calls, but we are still on high alert," Leibowitz said in a statement posted on the agency's Web site.
The FTC filed suit against two companies and their executives on Thursday, asking a federal court in Chicago to halt a wave of as many as 1 billion automated, random, prerecorded calls and freeze the assets of the companies.CHICAGO -- A federal judge has issued two temporary restraining orders designed to... more
Out of gas? Flat tire? House burned down? Lying in an alley unconscious?
Really good suggestions of phone numbers to keep in your cell phone for emergencies or info!Out of gas? Flat tire? House burned down? Lying in an alley unconscious? Really good... more