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Friday — October 2, 2020 — Issue No. 928

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This Week's Wireless News Headlines:

  • Apple’s Massive iPhone 12 Upgrade Suddenly Confirmed
  • Massive iPhone 12 leak just revealed prices for every model
  • Artificial light at night is linked to mental health disorders among teenagers
  • InsideTowers
    • FCC Imposes Forfeiture By Hawaiian Developer of $49.6M In Fraud Case
  • BloostonLaw Telecom Update
    • Link to the PDF file.
  • BloostonLaw Private User Update
    • Link to the PDF file.
    • Retro Italian Swing Medley
    • Hetty & the Jazzato Band Promo Video

Last week I received a copy of an obituary of Alan Carle right after the newsletter went out.

Alan was a friend and a colleague in the Paging industry — a really nice guy.

I quickly sent out and unformatted copy of the obituary to everyone in the newsletter database. I didn't want to wait until this week to include it in the newsletter.

Some readers who did not know Alan may have been confused. Sorry, I should have explained.


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  • Wireless Messaging
  • Critical Messaging
  • Two-way Radio
  • Technology
  • Telemetry
  • Science
  • Paging
  • Wi-Fi
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This doesn't mean that nothing is ever published here that mentions a US political party—it just means that the editorial policy of this newsletter is to remain neutral on all political issues. We don't take sides.

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A new issue of the Wireless Messaging Newsletter is posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon central US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the web. That way it doesn’t fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world’s major Paging and Wireless Messaging companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers — so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It’s all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

I regularly get readers’ comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Messaging communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

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Advertiser Index

Easy Solutions  (Vaughan Bowden)
IWA Technical Services, Inc.  (Ira Wiesenfeld)
Leavitt Communications  (Phil Leavitt)
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Prism-IPX Systems  (Jim Nelson & John Bishop)
Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC  (Ron Mercer)
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Service Monitors and Frequency Standards for Sale

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Buy An Amp today

Oh come on they are cool.

These are acoustic amplifiers for smartphones. They don't need electric power to operate and there are no moving parts. They work like a megaphone (speaking-trumpet, bullhorn, or loudhailer). Everyone that I have shown one to has said something like “Wow, I want one of those!” So I have built a few of them.

Of course there are more “Hi-Fi” ways to listen to audio on your smartphone but who would want to plug an elegant smartphone into some cheap, plastic gadget? Or even use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, which are a pain in the neck to set up, even on a smartphone.

These have been made with hardwood bases and some of them are exotic hardwoods with interesting grain patterns. The horns are polished brass — made from mostly old horns that had rubber bulbs on the ends and were used in “times gone by” by taxis and even clowns in circuses. These horns have been re-purposed, reshaped, soldered, and polished.

They horns are now on display and for sale at:

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E-mail: Virginia Angus
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The two large horns — the trombone and the gramophone — are difficult to pack and ship to they are for local pickup only. The remainder can be sent to you. I have the cowboy horn and the rest are in stock at the Colorado coffee shop.

Please call for pricing and availability or stop in for a demo and a great cup of espresso.

P.S. Allan, Virginia and I worked together at WebLink Wireless in Dallas.

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50 years experience providing and supporting radio and paging customers worldwide. Call us anytime we can be useful!






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Leavitt sells and supports most pager brands. We stock Unication G1, G5, Secure and some Elegant pagers. Call or e-mail for price and availability.

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Apple’s Massive iPhone 12 Upgrade Suddenly Confirmed

Gordon Kelly
Senior Contributor Consumer (Forbes)
Tech I write about technology's biggest companies

Apple’s iPhone 12 launch is getting closer and while recent leaks have exposed some disappointing design decisions, one massive upgrade has now been revealed.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro concept render EVERYTHINGAPPLEPRO

Prolific Apple tipster John Prosser has confirmed that Apple will double the entry level storage capacities of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max to 128GB, which addresses the much criticized 64GB starting point in iPhone 11 Pro models. But it’s not all good news.

While iPhone 12 Pro models will get this (long awaited) storage bump, Prosser states that the all-new iPhone 12 mini (“Definitely the final marketing name”) and iPhone 12 will be stuck with 64GB of storage. They will also have the same 64/128/256GB upgrade options as the iPhone 11 line-up, missing out on the 512GB top tier available to the iPhone 12 Pro models.

In addition to this, Prosser reiterates that Apple will announce the new iPhones on October 13 while “Apple’s first shipment of final iPhone 12 units is going out to distributors on October 5th.” Given Prosser’s high success rate in leaking Apple launches in 2020, and near-consensus among leakers around this date, you should add it to your calendar.

Right to left: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro - renders based on multiple leaks EVERYTHINGAPPLEPRO

Will the big storage jump reignite excitement in Apple’s new iPhones? It’s a good (perhaps vital) move following revelations that iPhone 12 range will have smaller batteries, retain their large display notch and potentially treat only the iPhone 12 Pro Max as a ‘real flagship’ with the smaller iPhone 12 Pro tipped to miss out on camera and top tier 5G upgrades.

Of course, Apple fans will have an angular new chassis design to look forward to, as well as relatively small price increases compared to other 5G iPhones. But, for my money, the real star of the show will be the iPhone Apple won’t release until early next year.





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The RFI High Performance Paging Transmitter is designed for use in campus, city, state and country-wide paging systems. Designed for use where reliable simulcast systems where RF signal overlap coverage is critical.

  • Commercial Paging systems.
  • Healthcare Paging systems.
  • Public Safety Emergency Services Paging systems.
  • Demand Response Energy Grid Management.

Built-in custom interface for Prism-IPX ipBSC Base Controller for remote control, management and alarm reporting.

  • Use as a stand-alone unit or in wide area network.
  • Mix with other transmitter brands in an existing paging network.
  • Adjustable from 20-250 watts.
  • 110/240 VAC or 48VDC.
  • Absolute Delay Correction.
  • Remote Diagnostics.
  • Configurable alarm thresholds.
  • Integrated Isolator.
  • Superb Reliability.
  • Improved amplifier efficiency.
  • Most reliable high-powered paging transmitter available.

Prism-IPX Systems LLC.

11175 Cicero Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30022
Ph: 678-242-5290 Email:


“Is Paging Going Away?” by Jim Nelson

  • Click here for English.
  • Click here for German. (Berlin Revision: November 8, 2016)
  • Click here for French.

Here is an English PDF edit of this paper formatted with page breaks and suitable for printing.

Volunteers needed for translations into other languages.

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Easy Solutions

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Providing Expert Support and Service Contracts for all Glenayre Paging Systems.

The GL3000 is the most prolific paging system in the world and Easy Solutions gladly welcomes you to join us in providing reliable support to the paging industry for many more decades in the future.

Easy Solutions provides cost effective computer and wireless solutions at affordable prices. We can help in most any situation with your communications systems. We have many years of experience and a vast network of resources to support the industry, your system and an ever changing completive landscape.

  • We treat our customers like family. We don’t just fix problems . . . We recommend and implement better cost-effective solutions.
  • We are not just another vendor . . . We are a part of your team. All the advantages of high priced full-time employment without the cost.
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Experts in Paging Infrastructure

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  • Excellent Service Contracts
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  • Making systems More Reliable and MORE PROFITABLE for over 30 years.

Please see our web site for exciting solutions designed specifically for the Wireless Industry. We also maintain a diagnostic lab and provide important repair and replacement parts services for Motorola and Glenayre equipment. Call or  e-mail  us for more information.

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Telephone: 972-898-1119
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I would like to recommend Easy Solutions for Support of all Glenayre Paging Equipment. This Texas company is owned and operated by Vaughan Bowden. I have known Vaughan for over 35 years. Without going into a long list of his experience and qualifications, let me just say that he was the V.P. of Engineering at PageNet which was—at that time—the largest paging company in the world. So Vaughan knows Paging.

GTES is no longer offering support contracts. GTES was the original group from Vancouver that was setup to offer support to customers that wanted to continue with the legacy Glenayre support. Many U.S. customers chose not to use this service because of the price and the original requirement to upgrade to version 8.0 software (which required expensive hardware upgrades, etc.). Most contracts ended as of February 2018.

If you are at all concerned about future support of Glenayre products, especially the “king of the hill” the GL3000 paging control terminal, I encourage you to talk to Vaughan about a service contract and please tell him about my recommendation.

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INTERNET Protocol Terminal

The IPT accepts INTERNET or serial messaging using various protocols and can easily convert them to different protocols, or send them out as paging messages.

An ideal platform for hospitals, on-site paging applications, or converting legacy systems to modern protocols.

Input Protocols: Serial and IP
Output Protocols: Serial and IP
FLEX (optional PURC control)   POCSAG (optional PURC control)

Additional/Optional Features

  • Database of up to 5000 subscribers.
  • 4 serial ports on board.
  • Up to 8 phone lines (DID or POTS).
  • Can be configured for auto-fail-over to hot swap standby.
  • 1RU rack mount unit appliance—no moving parts.
  • Easily secure legacy system messages leaving site for HIPAA compliance.
  • Only purchase the protocols/options you need.
  • Add Paging Encryption for HIPAA compliance on site.

Prism-IPX Systems LLC.

11175 Cicero Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30022
Ph: 678-242-5290 e-mail:

Massive iPhone 12 leak just revealed prices for every model

By Roland Moore-Colyer

(Image credit: @apple_idesigner/Twitter)

Prices for Apple’s iPhone 12 range have been leaked ahead of its rumored October 13 launch, and if accurate Apple’s next-gen phone will cater to a lot of budgets.

The price leak comes courtesy of Twitter leaker Apple RUMORs on Twitter, who posted prices for all the iPhone 12 models and their configurations. We don’t know the leaker's track record for accuracy or where they got this information, so do take the following with a pinch of salt.

First up is the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini. It comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, configurations priced at $649. $699, and $799 respectively.

Then we have the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 12, which is tipped to have the same storage configurations as its smaller sibling. But the larger display makes this handset $100 more expensive: $749, $799, and $899.

- 12 mini (5.4”) :
64GB $649
128GB $699
256GB $799

- 12 (6.1”) :
64GB $749
128GB $799
256GB $899

- 12 Pro (6.1”) :
128GB $999
256GB $1099
512GB $1299

- 12 Pro Max (6.7”) : 1
28GB $1099
256GB $1199
512GB $1399

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 are tipped to feature OLED displays, a pair of rear cameras, the powerful A14 Bionic chip, and a new flat-edged design. So the prices seem reasonable. For comparison, the 6.1-inch iPhone 11 started at $699, sitting somewhere between these two non-pro iPhone 12 models. The leak also tracks with other iPhone 12 price leaks we've seen in recent months.

At these prices, the iPhone 12 handsets will face fresh competition from affordably priced Android flagships. The newly revealed Google Pixel 5 weighs in at $699 with dual rear cameras and 5G but offers a slower Snapdragon 765G chip. While the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE contains a range of impressive specs, such as a 120Hz display, triple cameras, and a powerful Snapdragon 865 processor for $699.

iPhone 12 Pro prices

Prices predictably climb with the iPhone 12 Pro handsets. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro is tipped to cost $999 for a 128GB version, $1,099 for 265GB of storage space, and $1,299 for a 512GB model.

While the starting price of the iPhone 12 Pro is the same as the iPhone 11 Pro, this year's model doubles the storage space. And it would appear that the models are cheaper than their predecessors; the 265GB iPhone 11 Pro costs $1,149, while the 512GB version comes in at $1,349.

As for the high-ned 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, it supposedly starts at $1,099 for 128GB, $1,199 for 265GB, and $1,399 for the 512GB model. Like the smaller iPhone 12 Pro, the 12 Pro Max has the same starting price as the iPhone 11 Pro Max but offers double the storage. And it undercuts its predecessor in other storage tiers, as the iPhone 11 Pro Max costs $1,249 for 256GB of storage and the 512GB version cost $1,449.

In addition to an A14 Bionic processor and 5G connectivity, the iPhone 12 Pro series should feature a third telephoto camera, while one or both of the two Pro phones should also sport a LiDAR sensor for better camera and augmented reality performance.

There are conflicting rumors as to whether the iPhone 12 Pro will feature a 120Hz refresh-rate display. The latest leaks point to only the largest iPhone 12 Pro Max getting a 120Hz panel.

If this big price leak is true, then Apple will be coming out swinging when the iPhone 12 series gets revealed this month and Apple's next event, which is rumored to be taking place October 13.

Source: tom's guide  

Paging Data Receiver PDR-4

The PDR-4 is a multi-function paging data receiver that decodes paging messages and outputs them via the serial port, USB or Ethernet connectors.

Designed for use with Prism-IPX ECHO software Message Logging Software to receive messages and log the information for proof of transmission over the air, and if the data was error free.

  • Option—decode capcode list or all messages.
  • Large capcode capacity.
  • Serial, USB and Ethernet output.
  • POCSAG or FLEX page decoding, special SA protocols.
  • Receivers for paging bands in VHF, UHF, 900 MHz.
  • Message activated Alarm Output.
  • 8 programmable relay outputs.
  • Send notifications of a system problem.
  • Synthesized Receiver Tuning.
  • Selectivity better than 60 dB.
  • Frequencies 148-174, 450-470, 929-932 MHz.
  • Image Rejection better than 55 dB.
  • Spurious Rejection better than 55 dB.
  • Channel Spacing 12.5 or 25 kHz.
  • Power 5VDC.
  • Receiving Sensitivity 5µV at 1200 bps.

Prism-IPX Systems LLC.

11175 Cicero Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30022
Ph: 678-242-5290 e-mail:

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Artificial light at night is linked to mental health disorders among teenagers


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A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry found associations between the presence of outdoor artificial light and the sleeping patterns and mental health of adolescents.

Past research has found that the presence of indoor artificial light at night (ALAN) impedes sleep and can negatively influence mood. Since the human body uses the light-dark cycle to regulate the daily rhythm, tampering with natural light is thought to disrupt the body in several ways.

“Light information is transmitted through retinal pathways to the suprachiasmatic nucleus, which acts as the body’s central clock and helps to synchronize peripheral clocks with the environment. It is thought that exposure to light at night increases disease risk by contributing to dysregulation and desynchronization of behavioral and biological daily rhythms,” study authors Diana Paksarian and her team say.

Motivated by such findings, Paksarian and her colleagues wanted to examine the impact of artificial light coming from outside the home. Using satellite imagery data, the researchers calculated average outdoor ALAN levels for each census block in the US and matched this to data from a nationally representative sample of 10,123 adolescents.

In-person interviews among the teenagers assessed the presence of mental health disorders in the past year, including mood, anxiety, substance use, and behavior disorders. Additionally, the adolescents were asked what time they typically go to bed and how many hours of sleep they usually get during weeknights and during weekends.

After controlling for various demographic measures, including race/ethnicity, family income, urbanicity, and socioeconomic status, linear regression revealed a significant association between ALAN levels and sleep patterns. Adolescents in the group with the highest quartile of ALAN went to bed nearly half an hour later and got 11 fewer minutes of sleep than those in the group marked by the lowest ALAN levels.

Interestingly, further results suggest that the presence of outdoor light was not just impacting the adolescents’ sleep. ALAN levels were also linked to the likelihood of a past mood or anxiety disorder. Specifically, “each median absolute deviation increase in ALAN was associated with 1.07 (95% CI, 1.00-1.14) times the odds of mood disorder and 1.10 (95% CI, 1.05-1.16) times the odds of anxiety disorder.” This was, again, after adjusting for all sociodemographic variables. Further, when looking at associations between ALAN levels and individual disorders, bipolar disorder and specific phobias emerged as significant correlates.

Importantly, the presence of outdoor artificial light at night was found to be much higher among adolescents belonging to disadvantaged demographic and socioeconomic categories. These included being from an immigrant family, having a lower family income, and belonging to a racial/ethnic minority.

“The finding of social disparities in the distribution of outdoor ALAN among US adolescents implies that adolescents who face other sources of social disadvantage, especially those in urban settings, may also be exposed to greater levels of ALAN; this may represent an additional source of physiological stress,” the researchers emphasize.

The study was limited because it was cross-sectional, did not include individual measures of light exposure, and assessed sleep patterns through self-reports. Still, the findings fall in line with research demonstrating that light plays a crucial role in regulating the circadian rhythm.

As the authors point out, “Future studies should elucidate whether public interventions designed to reduce the brightness or spectral composition of outdoor nighttime lighting could benefit mental and sleep health among youth, especially those who face other sources of social disadvantage.”

The study, “Association of Outdoor Artificial Light at Night With Mental Disorders and Sleep Patterns Among US Adolescents”, was authored by Diana Paksarian, Kara E. Rudolph, Emma K. Stapp, Gideon P. Dunster, Jianping He, Daniel Mennitt, Samer Hattar, Joan A. Casey, Peter James, and Kathleen R. Merikangas.

Source: PsyPost  

Consulting Alliance

Brad Dye, Ron Mercer, Allan Angus, Vic Jackson, and Ira Wiesenfeld are friends and colleagues who work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects.

Click here left arrow for a summary of their qualifications and experience. Each one has unique abilities. We would be happy to help you with a project, and maybe save you some time and money.

Note: We do not like Patent Trolls, i.e. “a person or company who enforces patent rights against accused infringers in an attempt to collect licensing fees, but does not manufacture products or supply services based upon the patents in question.” We have helped some prominent law firms defend their clients against this annoyance, and would be happy to do some more of this same kind of work.

Some people use the title “consultant” when they don't have a real job. We actually do consulting work, and help others based on our many years of experience.

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WHAT IS 5G? 5G is the next generation of wireless networks and promises a mobile experience that's 10x to 100x faster than today's 4G networks. We say the word promise because we're in the early days of 5G. When more smartphones and networks support 5G tech, it will have far-reaching consequences for consumers, from the cars we drive (or that drive us) to the food we eat to the safety of our roads to the ways we shop to the entertainment we share with family and friends. And that doesn't include things we haven't yet imagined because we've never had the capability to unlock those new scenarios. Today, 5G may seem confusing even as it's widely hyped. We're here to help you sort fact from fiction, weed through the acronyms and jargon, and figure out when and how 5G can change the way you live. And we'll keep you from getting caught up in hyperbole — and empty promises. [ source ]

Remote AB Switches

ABX-1 switches are often used at remote transmitter sites to convert from old, outdated and unsupported controllers to the new modern Prism-IPX ipBSC base station controllers. Remotely switch to new controllers with GUI commands.


ABX-3 switches are widely used for enabling or disabling remote equipment and switching I/O connections between redundant messaging systems.


Common Features:

  • RJ45 for A, B and Common connectors.
  • Manual push button or use Prism IP commands to switch one or more relays.
  • Single or Dual Port Control card for IP or Serial connection.
  • Form C relay—control local connection.
  • Power Loss Indicator.
  • Rear Panel Connector for controlling the switch externally.
  • Power Source: 5VDC for ABX-1; 12VDC for ABX-3.

Prism-IPX Systems LLC.

11175 Cicero Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30022
Ph: 678-242-5290 e-mail:

Leavitt Communications

We can supply alphanumeric display, numeric display, and voice pagers.

We also offer NEW and refurbished Alphamate 250s, refurbished Alphamate IIs, the original Alphamate refurbished, and new and refurbished pagers, pager repairs, pager parts, and accessories. We are FULL SERVICE in Paging! Outstanding service is our goal.

E-mail Phil Leavitt ( ) for pricing and delivery information, or for a list of other available paging and two-way related equipment.

Phil Leavitt

7508 N. Red Ledge Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Inside Towers Newsletter

Friday, October 2, 2020 Volume 8 | Issue 192

FCC Imposes Forfeiture By Hawaiian Developer of $49.6M In Fraud Case

October 2, 2020 5:56 am

This week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai imposed a $49.6 million forfeiture of funds against a fraudulent businessman and his companies for violating the Commission’s rules. Albert Hee, a Hawaiian businessman who received millions in taxpayer money from the FCC’s Universal Service Fund over 15 years, was called out for fraud.

In a statement, Pai said that Hee, the sole shareholder of Sandwich Isles and its parent company Waimana Enterprises, used corporate funds for personal expenses instead of supporting the “deployment and maintenance of communications networks” to benefit the residents of the Hawaiian Homelands.

In 2016, Hee was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for using taxpayer money intended to support the deployment and maintenance of communications networks. Instead, he used the money for vacations, his children’s college tuition, vehicles, inflated salaries for his wife and children, and $90,000 in expenses to a personal masseuse, according to the Commission.

The FCC is in the midst of recovering $27 million in overcharges from Sandwich Isles and proposing a forfeiture of $49.6 million on the company. Hee made a “willful effort to defraud the Universal Service Fund” for private gain; this is one of the Commission’s largest forfeitures ever imposed, Pai stated.

According to the Chairman, next month, bidding will begin for a $16 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction for Hawaii. The auction will encourage service providers to use funds to bring broadband to the Sandwich Isles’ underserved areas since Hee misappropriated funds and failed Americans living in the Hawaiian Homelands.

Source: Inside Towers newsletter Courtesy of the editor of Inside Towers Jim Fryer.
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BloostonLaw Newsletter

  BloostonLaw Telecom Update Vol. 23, No. 37 September 2, 2020  

Selected portions [sometimes more — sometimes less — sometimes the whole updates] of the BloostonLaw Telecom Update and/or the BloostonLaw Private Users Update — newsletters from the Law Offices of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP — are reproduced in this section of The Wireless Messaging News with kind permission from the firm's partners. The firm's contact information is included at the end of this section of the newsletter.

Since my regular Mac Pro computer is in the Apple shop for service, this week's issue of BloostonLaw Telecom Update is being reproduced in its entirety (without editing) via the following link using my standby computer. It's like me — old and slow. I hope it works for everyone.

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“It's more than Push-To-Talk”

7711 Scotia Drive
Dallas, TX 75248-3112

Ira Wiesenfeld, P.E.

President • Principal Engineer

Cell: 214-707-7711
Toll Free: 844-IWA-TECH (844-492-8324)

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