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Public Interest Groups Petition FCC Over Short Code Policies

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Dec 11, 2007, 5:08 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

A number of groups have formally complained to the Federal Communications Commission about carriers' interference with short codes. The organizations claim text messages serve as a legitimate means of communication for many and that the carriers should not be allowed to block or interfere with text message-based services. Rebtel, in particular, offers low-cost international VoIP services and Verizon Wireless has blocked its short codes from transiting the network. Verizon has said that it won't allow short codes from competitors. The groups are pushing to have the practice of blocking short codes outlawed.

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this is terrible for so many reasons hindukid8 Dec 13, 2007, 10:32 AM
Yay! snang Dec 12, 2007, 2:30 AM
  • Re: Yay! by spazebar   Dec 12, 2007, 2:47 AM
Short Codes and Carriers vz_wireless Dec 11, 2007, 9:24 PM
"Open Network" pfs2009 Dec 11, 2007, 5:18 PM
Yes, save shortcodes ... or not MuToiD_MaN Dec 11, 2007, 6:34 PM
Summary should be edited... SpectreBlofeld Dec 11, 2007, 6:32 PM
Verizon block huh? dublea Dec 11, 2007, 6:15 PM
 
 
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