Show of 8-10-2002

  • Cellular Phone Technology Rundown
    • Original Patent
      • Dr. Martin Cooper, et al, from Motorola.
      • Patent US03906166 issued 09/16/1975
    • Sharing the spectrum
    • Spectral Bands
      • NA (800, 1900MHz
      • Europe (900, 1800MHz)
      • 800, 900 analog and digital, called cellular
      • 1800, 1900 digital only, called PCS in NA
    • North America versus Europe
      • Competing standards in US (TDMA, CDMA)
      • One standard in Europe (GSM)
      • More spectral allocation in Europe
    • Evolution of the Technology
      • 1st Generation ? Analog
        • Voice only and no security
      • 2nd Generation ? Digital (TDMA and CDMA)
        • Voice and narrowband data
      • 3rd Generation ? Wide-band Digital (CDMA2000 and W-CDMA)
        • Voice, wideband Data, and GPS
    • Selecting a vendor
      • Roaming, Long Distance, and Data Charges
      • Peak and Weekend minutes
      • Texting and Data Options Options
    • How to Text with Your Cell Phone
      • Three Methods to Sending a message using Email, Gateway, or Phone
      • A summary of the Messaging Lingo. You must know this shorthand
      • Pricing and plans
  • Mailbag
    • Cellular Phone Technology (Jean Jolkovski)
    • Computer Upgrading Options for Home and Work (Ross Cummings)
    • Cell Phone That I Bought (Anita Reidy)
    • What about ListenLive (Mike Hogan)
    • DeFragging Problem (Suebee Ransom, Russell Gustin)
  • My experiences with a CLEC
    • (CLEC) Competitive local area exchange
    • My desire to replace Verizon as my local carrier and save $
    • Blow-by-blow rundown
    • Transition from Verizon to Cavalier
  • Microsoft settles cased with FTC
    • 20 security audits required
    • Claims that Passport is more secure are questioned
    • Microsoft is also releasing a batch of unpublished API?s
    • Getting reading for release of XP SP1
  • Sprint rolls out ?high speed? wireless network
    • Will compete with Verizon, ATT, and Cingular
    • Verizon (65% nationwide coverage)
    • ATT (60% nationwide coverage)
    • Cingular (36% nationwide coverage)
  • Asian Conglomerates to Buy Global Crossing
    • $250M for a network that cost $12B
    • One of the companies government owned
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start ? September 9th
    • Emphasis in Grad Program (telecommunications, security, e-business)
    • Emphasis in Undergrad Program (complex webdesign, wide area networks, security)