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Comcast MCard Cost

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by BermudaLamb, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I don't think it was after they broke up the phone companies. I can't find it at the moment, but I thought it was a 1960s Supreme Court decision about letting someone sell equipment that hooked to the phone lines that lead to people being able to own their own phones.

    The breakup was in 1983 (according to Wikipedia).
  2. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    mattack, they both were about the same time but I do believe you are right that it was more of the being able to sell phones by any one. The break up took affect Jan of1984. I cant find the date customers were allowed to own their own phones. I started in 1970 and it was after that. Both things were a night mare. I am retired from the phone company and lived thru both. We actually had to provide space free of charge to any one who wanted to create their own phone company in the central offices. It was like the government telling a Ford dealer that he had to provide an office and a desk in their building so that some one else who wanted to sell Fords didnt have to rent their own building. The government also said the phone companies had to sell a phone line at a discount to the new company so that they could re sell the line for less than what the phone company charged a customer.

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