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RE: If Verisign *really* wants to help ...
> -----Original Message----- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On > Behalf Of Sean Donelan > Sent: September 20, 2003 6:29 PM > To: Lyndon Nerenberg > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: 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. Just out of curiosity, why did they discontinue it? Here in Bell Canada land, this type of thing has been around for hm... 8 years or so? There was a big outcry the first week or so from dialup users (at the time, busy signals were more common than now), then eventually they all did the *XX code to permanently disable it. It is still enabled on new [residential, at least] POTS lines. Vivien -- Vivien M. email@example.com Assistant System Administrator Dynamic DNS Network Services http://www.dyndns.org/