My grandparents had AOL.My parents had AOL. Everyone I knew had at least an AIM account. Where is AOL/AIM now?
You are the one paying the ISP bill.
You are the one paying the pricey smartphone bill.
He is 19.He is an adult. Cancel that crap and see if he thinks his addiction is worth getting a job and paying for it himself. If nothing else the job will get him out of cyber space and in to the real world.
Dismantling POTS system may shift the scope of this regulation to cell towers.
I doubt it. Look where they are sticking cell "towers" now. Building roof tops, church steeples,goofy looking fake flagpoles, on top of billboards,etc.. There is no way they are going to be able or willing to put big generators at all these sites.
When all these mini-sites go down the load is shifted to the real cell sites and they puke. During the last 3 big power outages here in my state of Connecticut cell service became very unstable. You had "5 bars" but if you tried making/getting a call it failed. POTS kept working like normal.
AT&T still offers good dial up here in the states for $22/month. Free if you are a uverse customer.
I keep a little usb modem in my laptop bag for those "when all else fails" times. Its slow but its better then nothing.
I don't have any video service. I stream/torrent everything.
I had comcast. They had a usage meter and said the limit was 250gig. I used to blow that out of the water every month. Normally 600gigs+ a month.
After my promotion was up I switched to ATT uverse(DSL). They say its also 250gigs a month but they do not have a meter at all. Its slower but I know ive been doing more then 250 a month. The line is saturated when I am at work or sleeping. Its at 50% when I'm home surfing.
They have never said anything about my usage. They also don't seem to be throttling anything.
Obama funds fox news?
Why don't they do a fundraiser to hire someone to secure their website?
If they can't get that right then how do they plan on making a secure smartphone?
So in baseball if a fan catches a foul ball or home run ball the MLB lets them keep the ball.
Now in NASCAR if you catch a tire or engine block are you allowed to keep it also?
They are knocking out a big market by not having HF. Alot of interesting weird stuff on HF to analyze with a SDR. Thats where most of the ham activity is also.
I have one of the cheap 70mhz+ USB ones. Other then playing around with it some on 144mhz there isn't much going on in my local area on UHF and above.
The NSA cable switchover is causing some problems. Hold tight-- your phone, internet, and wireless communications will be 100% monitored by the NSA again very soon.