• Re: had a call yesterday

    From Ginger1@2:250/3 to KURT WEISKE on Tue Jan 9 21:21:00 2024
    No, part of the problem with VOIP is it's easy to change your
    CPNI. The calls come from different numbers each time. They just
    show up as the city (usually near me) and a number.

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and geography. I
    think something has been lost with that. Local numbers, with local rate
    calls, encouraged local bulletin boards - and was a boon for local
    businesses - that could play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.




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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Ginger1 on Wed Jan 10 13:14:52 2024
    Re: Re: had a call yesterday
    By: Ginger1 to KURT WEISKE on Tue Jan 09 2024 09:21 pm

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.

    Same here. Area codes don't mean nothing no more. (is that a triple negative?) --
    digital man (rob)

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Rob Swindell on Wed Jan 10 18:11:00 2024
    Hello Rob!

    ** On Wednesday 10.01.24 - 13:14, Rob Swindell wrote to Ginger1:

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and
    geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local
    numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin
    boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could
    play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.

    Same here. Area codes don't mean nothing no more. (is that a triple negative?) --

    -1 x -1 x -1 = -1 So.. yeah, you agree to the negative
    sentiment. :D





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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Ginger1 on Wed Jan 10 18:13:00 2024
    Hello Ginger1!

    ** On Tuesday 09.01.24 - 21:21, Ginger1 wrote to KURT WEISKE:

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and
    geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local
    numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin
    boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could
    play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.


    Now we are all one big family. The phone number is just a
    number. As long as it's not long-distance, I'm happy.

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Ginger1 on Fri Jan 12 06:14:00 2024
    Ginger1 wrote to KURT WEISKE <=-

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.

    Back in the late '80s, I remember memorizing the local exchanges that
    were free -- that was after running up a $100+ phone bill at my
    parents' house calling a local-toll board that was in my same area code
    but outside of local calling.

    That was part of the inspiration for starting a BBS. People would call
    ME and send ME files! :)




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