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There are several apps now for smartphones which allow for text messages to be sent to someone on behalf of another person from a third party's phone.
The concept is the message appears to be sent by the second party and is traced as such, but it is actually sent from a third party. Whilst it is being used in some senses for pranks and the like, it could have devastating consequences on relationships, families, business and other facets of society by causing unrequired social conflict, and also being a conduit to commit crime.
We at The Run Home believe something needs to be done to address how legitimate these applications are.
Verizon already makes quarterly profits north of $5 billion, but charging $2 to pay a bill when we are already customers is out of line.
Consumers already have to pay 18-26% in taxes in regarding to our cell phone bills, on top of paying a $35 activation fee just to become a customer of Verizon.
A 95 foot Rogers cell tower is planned to be installed in the Hopedale residential area, at the Big Bear Plaza at 1461 Rebecca Street, unless residents band together to stop the installation.
However, this does NOT only affect the Hopedale residents as future towers are planned for other residential areas around Oakville, affecting not only the overall health of local residents but also property values.
The National Research Council of Canada issued a report stating their belief that cell towers should NOT be placed within 500m of residential properties, schools, hospitals and daycares. In the Oakville Beaver article, dated April 29th, 2011, MP Terence Young said the safety zone should be 1000m, similar to what some European countries have adopted, citing the Precautionary Principal which states that in the absence of conclusive evidence, the onus is on the person imposing a potential danger to prove that it is NOT a danger.
There is an overwhelming amount of evidence to be read which indicates the dangers of chronic exposure to low levels of electromagnetic radiation to people living within a 500m radius of a cell tower. This is ESPECIALLY TRUE OF CHILDREN because of their thinner skulls. In adults, the most vulnerable parts of the body are the eyes, testicles and breasts with an increase in cancer of these areas. Aside from cancer, chronic exposure to this type of radiation causes sleep disorders, attention disorders, anxiety disorders and immune system diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized electro-sensitivity as a bonafide disorder in 2005.
Non-government funded research indicates the potential threat to human health. Government funded research points in the opposite direction. The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports "The members of the CWTA pay license fees in excess of $150 million each year - more than two-thirds of the total fees collected by Industry Canada from all spectrum users". Industry Canada gets the final word on tower placement. Conflict of interest??
Citizens across the nation have been speaking out for the last eleven+ years to no avail. The illnesses related to chronic exposure are now surfacing and the evidence is terrifying.
Email, write and call NOW, before it is too late to say NO:
Mayor of Oakville - Rob Burton - (905) 338-4173
INFORMATION ON THE COUNCIL, WARD MAPS AND FURTHER CONTACT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:
Ward 1 Councillors:
Alan Johnston - (905) 825-9586 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph Robinson - (905) 827-7659 - email@example.com
*ward 1 represents QEW south to the lake, and Burloak to Third Line
Ward 2 Councillors:
Cathy Duddeck - (905) 815-6003 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Damoff - (905) 582-4237 - email@example.com
*ward 2 represents QEW south to the lake, and Third Line to 16 Mile Creek
Ward 3 Councillors:
Keith Bird - (905) 844-5571 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Gittings - (905) 844-5513 - email@example.com
*ward 3 represents QEW south to the lake, and 16 Mile Creek to Winston Churchill Blvd.
Ward 4 Councillors:
Allan Elgar - (905) 827-6056 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Lapworth - (289) 837-1346 - email@example.com
*ward 4 represents QEW north to the border of Oakville, and Oakville/Burlington border to 16 Mile Creek.
Ward 5 Councillors:
Jeff Knoll - (905) 815-6000 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Grant - (905) 815-6001 - email@example.com
*ward 5 represents QEW north to the border of Oakville, and 16 Mile Creek to Trafalgar Road.
Ward 6 Councillors:
Tom Adams - (905) 849-7915 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Khan - (905) 845-6601 - email@example.com
*ward 6 represents QEW north to the border of Oakville, and east of Trafalgar to the east border of Oakville.
Julia Jackson - (647) 747-7081 - firstname.lastname@example.org
MP Terrence Young - (905) 338-2008
David Lea - (905) 845-9742
Owner and Property Manager of Big Bear Plaza, where the proposed tower is planned to be installed:
Amer Taha - (289) 237-0462 or (905) 304-9600
UNDERSTANDING the IV'th CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT's commitment to uphold the CONCESSION CONTRACT of Telecommunications Services of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste signed by the Ist Constitutional Government of RDTL and PORTUGAL TELECOM INTERNACIONAL on 19 JULY 2002;
AND TAKING INTO ACCOUNT BOTH the PROVISION OF EXCLUSIVITY OF 15 YEARS FOR THE INCUMBENT TIMOR TELECOM WHICH WILL CEASE ON 19 JULY 2017 AND THE RECENT ASSURANCES by the GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER XANANA GUSMÃO NOT TO LIBERALIZE THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR WITHIN THE NEXT (12) MONTHS BASED ON THE RECENT VOWS OF THE DIRECTOR OF PORTUGAL TELECOM TO IMPROVE THE COVERAGE, QUALITY AND SERVICES OF TIMOR TELECOM:
With wonderful texting technology many of the Deaf, deaf, and hard-of-hearing (D/d/HH) can chat “on-the-go” just as many hearing talk on their cell phones to keep in touch with friends, family, and conduct business when out-and-about. But there is a price difference between a vocal mobile conversation and a text mobile conversation.
You will find similar pricing for any mobile service. However, Verizon will serve as the example here:
The basic voice plan (or calling plan as it is sometimes refered to) for an individual is $39.99 per month. However, if you need the ability to text, you will be charged $59.99 a month. And if you are on a family plan, the increase in price for texting is $30 more than voice. Why? Mobile services charge extra for the texting service. The D/d/HH who do not use the voice service must pay for it in addition to the charge for texting.
T-Mobile does provide a data-only plan. However, the D/d/HH deserve to have more than just one choice.
The leading federal regulators of telecommunications within Canada and the US have put a download speed limit on analog modems connections of 53Kbps. This,in essence,lowers the true quality of our analog modems.