Off-topic informational anti-spam anecdotal

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Fri Jul 17 23:45:10 1998

On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Jul 1998, Tony Duell wrote:
> > Are you sure? I thought there was US approval for phone stuff. FCC part
> > 68 or something.
> Yeah, but I was referring more towards the fact that you don't have to
> tell the phone company about every little thing you're doing with your
> line. I don't know how it is these days, but in the past you couldn't add
> a phone to your house in the UK without having to pay an additional charge
> or tax?
> Consumer product requirements aside, you can hook just about any
> contraption you want to your phone line in the US. The phone company
> would get suspicious and may send a technician out to investigate, but
> they couldn't charge you on anything if they found out you were physically
> messing with the line.

And considering that their property ends at the 'demarc' box - typically
on the exterior of the house - it would seem unlikely that you would need
to admit him.
                                                 - don
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