From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Matthew Kaufman)
From: Peter Lothberg <email@example.com>
Give me a call when you convinced the phone_company to make my phone number
work in California.
The California PUC has approved local phone competition within California,
with the requirement the phone number portability (between carriers) be
fully implemented as soon as possible. Making your phone number stay the
same no matter whether you're a PacBell or MFS or TCI customer is exactly
the same problem as making IP addresses portable... just wait until ISPs
are regulated, and they get the same mandate.
Which only shows how stupid American elected representatives are.
(No, i do not think they are any smarter in any other country).