[oclug] REMOTE extension service...
miden at travel-net.com
Tue Apr 26 09:55:49 EDT 2005
At band camp, one time, Charles MacDonald said:
> Actually, I recall that the real old fashioned phone company offered
> this service even before 800 Numbers. For the price on a business line
> in say toronto, and agreeing to pay long distance charges and for a
> "small Monthly fee" and probably also the price of a local business line
> to get a physical phone on your desk, one could have a phone that
> Thought it was in toronto. Pick it up and dial any toronto number,
> anyone in toronto could dial your number and it rings in barhaven.
> BELL promoted it as a way to test to see if it was worth having a
> presence in a given market before physically opening shop.
Am I hearing the suggestion that others have done it before us so we
should not demand anything better? From a security standpoint?
I hope not. I hope that concern with security would lean toward
'increase' rather than 'status quo'.
Ah, Bell. I remember the thrill when we moved from a party line to
single user. Simple pleasures :-)
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