Matthew Rosewarne on 28 Dec 2008 09:56:11 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] [OT] NYTimes article: What Carriers Aren’t Eager to Tell You About Texting

On Sunday 28 December 2008, TuskenTower wrote:
> I thought this part was interesting enough to warrant an OT topic:
> "Perhaps the costs for the wireless portion at either end are high —
> spectrum is finite, after all, and carriers pay dearly for the rights
> to use it. But text messages are not just tiny; they are also free
> riders, tucked into what's called a control channel, space reserved
> for operation of the wireless network."

You mean to say that telephone companies are exploiting a monopoly position to 
get away with being less than completely honest and fair in their dealings?  
Nobody would believe such a slanderous outrage.

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