[Tfug] OT: Cell phones
Christopher P Robbins
robbinsc at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 22:56:49 MST 2010
And what ever happened
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On Jan 5, 2010, at 6:28 PM, keith smith <klsmith2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> BinL = Boot Information Negotiation Layer?
> N&W = night and weekends?
> Keith Smith
> --- On Tue, 1/5/10, Bexley Hall <bexley401 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> From: Bexley Hall <bexley401 at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: [Tfug] OT: Cell phones
>> To: "Tucson Free Unix Group" <tfug at tfug.org>
>> Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 6:04 PM
>> [apologies if multiple posts
>> appear... yahoo is wonked today]
>> I don't own/use a cell phone (I'll be damned if I am going
>> give people a way to pester me *regardless* of my
>> location! :> ).
>> I'm trying to "decipher" my BinL's cell phone records.
>> (Hint: don't cheat on your wife and leave a written
>> in your credit card, checking and telephone
>> transactions! :> )
>> This is a Verizon account.
>> I can understand date, time, etc. And I assume "rate"
>> refers to
>> how he is charged for the call (peak hours, off-peak,
>> My first gotcha is "Usage type". I see things like:
>> - PlanAllow
>> - PlanAllow, CallVM
>> - IN Allow
>> - IN Allow, CallWait
>> - N&W
>> - N&W,CallVM
>> - N&W,PlanAllow,Span
>> My *guesses* for some of these are:
>> - IN ...
>> "In Network"?
>> - ...Plan Allow...
>> covered in "basic monthly premium"?
>> - ...Span
>> call spans a rate change time (i.e. started at one and
>> ended in another)
>> - PlanAllow, CallVM
>> check his voice mail? the "phone number" is always
>> the same
>> - ... Call Wait
>> another call while he was on the phone with an earlier
>> So, I guess I just don't know what "N&W" might mean
>> (though it
>> probably isn't that important)
>> Next, the "Destination" appears to describe where the call
>> routed *to* for calls that he originated. I.e., the
>> referenced in the number called would coincide with this
>> Is this always the case? i.e., what if he is calling
>> cell phone -- does the destination reflect the current
>> of the receiver?
>> For these outgoing calls, I assume the "Origination"
>> his location at the time he placed the call. I.e., if
>> he is
>> supposed to be at work at a particular time of day, this is
>> way of telling when he is *not* at work!
>> Likewise, for destinations of "Incoming CL" (what does CL
>> I assume the phone number reflects that of the party
>> him. And, the "Origination" reflects where he was
>> when he
>> *received* the call? I.e., origination is a misnomer
>> Sorry if this is *too* far OT. But, it should be
>> consolation to
>> those tech-savvy of you that there still *are* some
>> luddites here! :>
>> For any of you unlucky enough to be going through
>> like this, I can offer pointers on how to extract
>> from records that you (jointly) share (conversely, which
>> records you really want to destroy *before* heading into a
>> divorce! :< )
>> (sigh) It is sad to peer into someone's life in this
>> much detail.
>> Especially someone you care about (my sister, that is... my
>> can rot in Hell!)
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