Evan Doorbell is mentioned in an article about talkable busy signals back in the old days where impromptu conferences were found.Read More
Imagine that. Verizon as well.
Domestic terrorism hits the main downtown AT&T central office in Nashville, TN - knocking out communications for a good portion of town.Read More
More name changes and more confusion on the telecom front.
CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel, Embarq, Sprint, United Telephone, Qwest, US West, and a number of Baby Bells) is now called Lumen technologies, effective Sept. 18, 2020.
They will continue to market their residential and small business services as CenturyLink, but enterprise business is now called Lumen.
Nice website that talks about Princess phone history:
The Death of Sprint - once a force to be beckoned with, is now history. A good synopsis can be found here: https://blog.telegeography.com/sprint-reaches-the-finish-line-the-rise-and-fall-of-an-american-telco
Eventually I'll get around to writing a page about this history and demise of Sprint. That may take a while. But it is on my To-Do list.Read More
As a researcher at AT&T, she helped lay the groundwork for modern digital assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Dr. Sydral's research at Bell Labs in speech synthesis was incorporated into AT&T's Natural Voices, which in 1998 was cutting edge technology. It was later the foundation for the modern Siri and other computer voice systems.Read More
A *VERY* over simplification of how the old phone system used 2600 Hz as the key frequency for handing answer supervision and SF (single frequency) dialing. Of course discovered by accident using a "Captain Crunch" whistle that just happened to be at 2600 Hz.Read More