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People who live near the Canada-US border are often stuck with bogus cellphone roaming charges. Cellphones mindlessly connect to the tower with the strongest signal, which may or may not be just over the border. Rogers, a Canadian cellphone company, says the solution is to put more and stronger towers on the Canadian side of the border, but that will just make the problem worse for Americans. The proper solution is to change the billing computer systems, to compute the bill based on the location of the caller and callee, independent of which towers are used to relay the call. If this results in many Canadians using American towers, the Canadian carrier should compensate the American carrier with a monthly cheque. Such technical details as the towers used should not concern customers in the least. If the precise location of the parties cannot be determined, give them the benefit of the doubt to minimise the bill. Further, any charging for roaming is bogus. You use no more resources making a local call in another country than you do at home. It is a hold over from the pre-digital age, more an excuse to soak the customer than anything else.
~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)source
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I am in a bit of a pickle. My HIV (Human Imumuno-deficiency Virus) drugs have stopped working. My personal load of viruses over the years have done an astounding job of evolving immunity to all the HIV drugs that I can tolerate. A new drug was supposed to be released 2013-03, but it still has not appeared. My energy level is dropping to a distressing degree. I find I have to work myself up mentally with adrenalin to get anything done. Last revised/verified: 2013-04-22
I accidentally discovered that avoiding wheat cleared up my problems with non-stop nausea and digestive tract distress. Unfortunately, I just love baked goods, and find the wheat/gluten-free replacements insipid. Further, getting serious about avoiding sugar in any form, especially fruit juice, is improving my energy level. Last revised/verified: 2012-02-27
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