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FRIDAY - AUGUST 9, 2002

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. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, and you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list.

The number of people who read this newsletter has grown a lot, thanks to those of you who have forwarded copies to friends and co-workers. Thanks.

WIRELESS NEWS

ALLIED OPPOSING PROHIBITIVE NUMBER COSTS FOR PAGING CUSTOMERS
[August 8, 2002]—Allied National Paging Association is objecting strongly to proposals by incumbent telephone companies which would make it prohibitively expensive for consumers to get local telephone numbers for their pagers and cellphones.

Noted Allied President Scott Bowen, CFO of Network Services, Inc., “We are requesting that the Commission clarify and unambiguously reaffirm the current rules on the rating, routing and transiting of intra-MTA calls. If the Commission does not so act, the impact on competing carriers and their customers could be disastrous.”

Allied’s objections are set forth in comments the association filed today with the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] in the Sprint Petition in CC Docket No. 01-92.

Current law allows wireless carriers to obtain local numbers in local communities in their service area. These numbers allow the general public in those communities to reach pagers and wireless phones without paying toll charges.

Some established telephone companies have objected to this and have refused to complete calls unless the wireless companies construct multiple interconnect facilities to all of the communities. These facilities in most cases are only available from the telephone companies themselves.

Allied has urged to the FCC that the law guarantees wireless carriers the same right as established telephone companies to their own telephone numbers. Since the wireless carriers have already installed interconnect facilities there is no reason, technical or legal, for them to have to construct the duplicating links demanded by the telcos.

Allied is the nation’s oldest organization representing the interests of the paging industry and paging customers. Since 1967, the incorporated, nonprofit trade association has pursued the promulgation of laws, regulations and interconnect agreements that have created a favorable business environment and have advanced the interests of paging customers. Allied is a carrier-driven association where each carrier—regardless of size—has an equal vote.

CONTACTS:  
Scott Bowen 310-615 6541
Jerry Desmond, Jr. 916-441-4166

AAPC REQUESTS VINDICATION OF PAGING CARRIER INTERCONNECTION RIGHTS
Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2002)—The American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC) today requested the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reaffirm the right of paging carriers and other wireless service providers to elect tandem level (Type 2) interconnections with the wireline telephone network. AAPC's request was contained in comments supporting a petition for declaratory ruling originally filed by the wireless division of Sprint Corporation protesting BellSouth Corporation's refusal to honor Sprint's routing and rating instructions on central office (NXX) codes obtained by Sprint to serve customers in Florida. BellSouth had refused to honor Sprint's instructions because Sprint directed BellSouth to deliver calls to Sprint's switch located outside of the geographic area used to rate and bill Sprint's calls. BellSouth contended that it could only deliver calls to the wireline end office serving the area used to rate Sprint's calls.

AAPC pointed out that paging carriers utilize the same type of interconnection arrangements involved in Sprint;s dispute with BellSouth. AAPC said that having such arrangements available to paging carriers is vitally important to the industry in order to improve network efficiency in today's intensively competitive marketplace.

AAPC noted that BellSouth's refusal to honor Sprint's routing and rating instructions "is a blunt and inexcusable violation of Section 20.11 [of FCC rules] and should be dealt with as such." Section 20.11 requires that local exchange carriers such as BellSouth "must provide the type of interconnection reasonably requested by a mobile service licensee or carrier" such as a paging carrier. AAPC pointed out that, in substance, BellSouth's refusal to honor Sprint's instructions was a denial of Sprint's right to use a tandem level (Type 2) interconnection to serve its customers and an improper insistence that Sprint serve its customers only with a "less efficient and more costly" end office (Type 1) interconnection.

AAPC also charged that BellSouth's refusal violates Section 251(c)(2) of the Communications Act. That section of the law obligates BellSouth to interconnect its network with Sprint "at any technically feasible point" within BellSouth's network. AAPC pointed out that technical feasibility was not an issue because BellSouth had already accomplished, albeit belatedly, what Sprint requested. Accordingly, AAPC said that BellSouth's initial refusal to program its network to honor Sprint's instructions constituted a denial of tandem level interconnection for Sprint's traffic and was "flagrantly in derogation" of BellSouth's obligation imposed by Section 251(c)(2) of the Communications Act.

CONTACT:
Kenneth E. Hardman
MOIR & HARDMAN
1015 - 18th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-5204
Telephone: (202) 223-3772
Facsimile: (202) 833-2416
Pager: (978) 788-1499
kenhardman@worldnet.att.net

GOOD DEALS
WANT TO BUY WANT TO SELL

20,000 VHF Arabic display pagers, preferably POCSAG but can use FLEX

QUOTATION NEEDED URGENTLY

BIG LIST OF PAGING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SALE arrow click here

There is a lot of good paging equipment here. This equipment was well maintained by a Telco and is all believed to be in good condition. It is, however, being offered "as is" without warranty or guarantee of any kind. No prices have been set—I am asking for reasonable offers. I am not accepting ALL offers, but some people have already gotten some terrific buys. All equipment will be shipped FOB Toronto, Ontario CANADA. All packing, shipping, insurance, and customs duties are the responsibility of the purchaser. There are transmitters and receivers available in various VHF high-band ranges, as well as 900 MHz. The list contains equipment from Motorola, GE, and Glenayre. There are also Glenayre power supplies as well as Sinclair RF combiners and filters.

Check it out! This week—last chance!

 From the Ukraine:

“I search used pagers Twocan, for realization of operating repairs.”

Can you help?

4,500 refurbishing kits for the Motorola Memo Express pager. Available immediately at a good price.

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LEAVITT COMMUNICATIONS
Thru the 15th of September, Leavitt is offering UHF Minitor III 450-470 MHz 1 frequency models for the price of a Keynote with battery charger. Pricing is:

  • Minitor III 1 freq, 2 tone $200.00 each
  • Minitor III 1 freq, Stored Voice $225.00 each

Add $25.00 for 2 freq models. All include battery, charger & nylon case and are NEW. Ask about Amp chargers or extra desk chargers. We have them!

Offer subject to stock on hand-no rain checks! Keynotes are also still available in limited quantity, including Golay display/voice models, 5/6 tone and 2-tone—with or without stored voice.

Immediate shipment on Minitor III. Keynotes ship based on crystal availability or delivery.

Please mention that you saw these specials in Brad Dye's newsletter, and note their new phone & fax numbers:

Phone: 847-955-0511
Fax: 847-955-2422
Nationwide pager: 888-561-3292
E-mail: info@leavittcom.com

 

Used Paging Transmitters

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Good Deals

QTY DESCRIPTION MODEL PRICE
28 900 MHz Nucleus II TX w/ C-Net T-5482A $7,000
9 900 MHz Nucleus II TX w/ C-Net T-5482B $7,000
28 900 MHz Nucleus II TX w/ C-Net T-5482C $7,000
7 900 MHz Nucleus II TX w/ C-Net PT1104A $7,000
1 900 MHz Glenayre TX GL8600/C2000E $14,500

ADIÓS AMIGOS
Well, that's it for this week. Thanks again to everyone.

GOOD-BYE UNTIL NEXT WEEK

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INFORMATION
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Best regards,

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Brad Dye
Wireless Data Consultant
3523 McKinney Ave. PMB # 536
Dallas, TX 75204-1401 USA

Telephone: 214-219-9112
Cell phone: 972-523-8258
http://braddye.com/

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