telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


What Happens When You Break Up with an ILEC

The CRTC has rules about the type of contact that ILECs can have with former customers for the first 3 months after switching to a new service provider. These are called the Winback Rules and have been the cause for a Charter of Rights challenge.

Telecom Trends

Mark Goldberg always has the goods, especially when it comes to the CRTC, but I'm looking for the syllabus that covers what happens when you start to *go out* with an ILEC.  My first 3 months with BELL, after not dating them for over 5 years have shown Bell to be high maintenance, clingy, they tell all their friends about us, and I have to pay for every date. Yes, this is the first time in 5 years that I've got to deal with telemarketers. And of course, the bill's already been wrong once. I've had my beautiful, secret relationship with my Primus VoIP phone for almost 2 years. No one calls that number and tries to sell me something. To be funnier, it's the VoIP phone number that we give out.

Somehow, evil weevils have gotten their claws into the Bell phone number (hmm, I wonder how?) and they call daily.  It's a good think I don't answer that one.


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