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FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 20, 2002 - ISSUE NO. 31

Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

This is my weekly newsletter about Wireless Data and Radio Paging. You are receiving this message because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on “send” and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list.

Over the last month I have been traveling around the US. I never knew being homeless could be so much fun. I am currently in Virginia visiting my family and I am now starting to get caught up on my e-mail. Sorry if I have not answered yours yet. Please send me a reminder if you don't hear from me in a couple of days. Priority was given to requests for quotations. Please let me know immediately if you have requested a quotation and have not received a response.

There have been many interesting wireless news articles over the last week. Following are summaries of some of the ones that I thought you might like to read. You can click on the reference link for the rest of the story.

WIRELESS NEWS

From: RCR Wireless News

“A review by two U.S. scientists of epidemiology studies found no casual association between mobile-phone use and cancer risk. ...two former government scientists who head the International Epidemiology Institute, a biomedical research firm in Rockville, Md., were hired by the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority to conduct the survey.

The controversy has heated up in recent weeks as a Baltimore federal judge nears a decision on whether to send an $800 million cancer lawsuit against industry to trial.”


From: Wireless Week

“Bankrupt telecom service provider WorldCom may be planning another revision to its previous reports of $7 billion in misaccounted funds, according to an unconfirmed report in the Wall Street Journal. Instead, that figure to could balloon to $9 billion, fueling speculation about the company's ability to successfully emerge from Chapter 11 reorganization. WorldCom officials would not comment on the report.


From: Wireless Week

“US software giant Microsoft and leading long distance carrier AT&T will demonstrate a new service [last] Wednesday that will let businesses use cell phones to track the location of workers on the road or in the field.”


From: Wireless Week

“Americans will use wireless services more and more in upcoming years, a new report finds, nearly doubling their minutes of airtime used by 2006. The Yankee Group study predicts that U.S. mobile users will increase the average number of minutes using services to 641 minutes per month in 2006, compared with 356 minutes in 2001 and 109 minutes in 1994.

The firm predicts there will be 200 million wireless users in the United States by the end of 2006. Currently, there are 137.4 million U.S. mobile users, according to CTIA.”


GOOD DEALS
WANT TO BUY WANT TO SELL

WE ARE IN THE MARKET FOR LCDs FOR ADVISOR PRO / SCRIPTOR PAGERS. THE MODEL NUMBERS FOR THE PAGERS ARE: 0102720 J01 AND 0102719 J01.

From: Milton Grey, my friend in Jamaica. Please contact him directly.

I have found a great pager that receives alphanumeric text and speaks the message with a synthesized voice. It is only available with POCSAG coding on VHF or UHF, but this product has great potential for blind or visually handicapped people. If you have an interest in this device please let me know. I am talking to the manufacturer about distribution possibilities.
  There were more requests for information on the new Daviscomms TMR (Telemetry Messaging Receiver) than any product that I have ever mentioned in this newsletter. This is a one-way FLEX telemetry device which is available in the following frequency ranges:
  • 135 to 174 MHz
  • 278 to 286 MHz
  • 929 to 932 MHz

I have prepared an information package and ordering guide. If you would like to have a copy, please click here.

If you have any wireless equipment that you would like to buy or sell, please let me know. Everything that is offered for sale in this newsletter is on the honor system. There is no charge for the listing, but if a sale is made, I ask the seller to send me a 10% commission, much the same as the voluntary payments that are requested on the Internet for shareware.

 

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE—HELP A COLLEAGUE

Hi Brad,

I would like you to find out through your newsletter if any one using a Glenayre Sync based GPS paging system has ever used the new Acutime 2000 GPS from trimble to replace any of the older units that broke down and got it to work.

Thanks,

Austin Armstrong

austin_astrong@bbml.com left arrow click here to respond


PAGING TECHNICIANS NEEDED
One of the major paging companies needs technicians in New York, Massachusetts, and Chicago, Illinois. If you know of any qualified people who are available, please let me know and I will pass the information along.

ADIÓS AMIGOS
That's all for this week. Thanks for all the new subscription requests, and welcome to all the new readers.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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Best regards,

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Brad Dye
Wireless Data Consultant
3523 McKinney Ave. # 536
Dallas, TX 75204-1474 USA

Telephone: 972-523-8258
This is my cellphone and it works in most of the places where I will be traveling.

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