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Re: If Verisign *really* wants to help ...
On Sat, 20 Sep 2003, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote: > The logical follow-on to IP-based Sitefinder is SS7-based Phonefinder. I > propose we redirect all "not in service" telephone numbers to Verisign's > CEOs direct telephone number. Actually, AT&T already tried that once upon a time. If you dialed a number that was busy or not in service it redirected you to a "helpful" recording offering for a small charge to ring you back when the number was available. AT&T discontinued it less than a week later. Of course, folks realize that Verisign is now one of the largest SS7 network operators in the world. Almost all CLECs in the USA use Verisign's SS7 network. Verisign has become the single point of failure for almost all of the USA's public networks (voice, data, Internet, etc).