Wednesday, 22 July 2009

call me

"i had this guy leave me a voicemail at work, so i called him at home, and then he emailed me to my blackberry, and so i texted to his cell, and now you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different technologies.  it's exhausting."
- drew barrymore as mary in he's just not that into you

the hong kong telecommunications authority announced on 10 july that telecommunications operators may provide fixed mobile number portability service on a voluntary basis.  what this means is that consumers will now be able to choose between landline and mobile service providers for all lines.  for instance, your home number could be a mobile or vice versa.  although this is a commercial decision for the operators, the ta believes this will be a more efficient use of scarce public resources (there is only a finite amount of telephone numbers) and also beneficial to consumers as it will promote cross-platform competition.  this may not make dating easier but maybe we can all save on phone bills.

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