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creed3020
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join:2006-04-26
Kitchener, ON
kudos:2
reply to MEeastern_ca

Re: Pathway Voice cool product

I used to work down the street from Pathway Communications in Markham but never looked at any of their services for more than a minute.


MEeastern_ca

join:2012-01-12
Brampton, ON

Pathway sent me a Linksys adapter for their voice cool product that was unlocked. I am awaiting a response from Pathway as to whether this is an error. When i spoke to there staff Shawn he informed me that it was for monitoring but did not elaborate.


balur

join:2010-04-28
kudos:1

Does it matter if it came unlocked? That seems like a bonus to me, more control over the device.

As for "it was for monitoring" thats one of 3 things

1) A rep who either doesn't understand the question, doesn't know why it would be locked / not locked.
2) You misinterpretting what the rep was saying
3) A rep just trying to get off the phone.

Though I suppose there might be some monitoring that could be done by leaving the device unlocked I'm at a loss to what it is.

When it comes down to it... does it matter? if the device works... does it matter?


MEeastern_ca

join:2012-01-12
Brampton, ON
reply to MEeastern_ca

Pathway sell and provides a product like VOIP and balur think it doesn't matter if they know anything about the product?

Pathway confirmed that the Linkshys adapter should be locked so I am waiting to find out why they sent me a unlocked adapter. I placed the request on Oct-25-32012 and they have not responded to date Nov-9-2012.


HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5

said by MEeastern_ca:

I placed the request on Oct-25-32012 and they have not responded to date Nov-9-2012.

Why would you want a locked adapter? An unlocked adapter is open to be reconfigured by YOU to use with ANY provider you want. A locked adapter is simply that - the configuration is locked so that you cannot use it with any provider other than the one it is locked to.
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balur

join:2010-04-28
kudos:1

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reply to MEeastern_ca

I don't think locked means what it thinks it means. You seem to think locked means secure. Actually locked means you can only use with one provider.


HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5

said by balur:

I don't think locked means what it thinks it means. You seam to think locked means secure. Actually locked means you can only use with one provider.

I think you're correct. Its just like a cellphone - if it is LOCKED to one provider, you can only use it with the provider it is locked to. If it is UNLOCKED, you can use it with any provider you want, as long as it is technically compatible.

He's confusing locked/unlocked with secure/un-secure.
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