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Issue Number Twelve
March, 2001
Phonex Communications, Inc.


  1. Editors note
  2. New GN Netcom wireless headset
  3. Internet Tax Freedom Act
  4. Better and Faster
  5. Helpful Site of the Week
  6. Joke of the day

Editors Note

Hello and welcome to the March edition of the Phonex Times. I appreciate all of you and hope to bring new and interesting articles to you each and every month.

Which brings me to the question; do you prefer receiving this once a month, or would a more frequent offering be better?

While we're on the subject, what else would you like to see on our website?

  • Message Board
  • Chat Room
  • More info on certain products
  • A live camera view inside a pub in Ireland :)

Let me know and I'll make it happen.
email : [an error occurred while processing this directive] or call (free) 1/800-727-1676.

New GN Netcom wireless headset

GN Netcom is a company that has been around quite awhile, 132 years to be precise, and the new wireless headset is a great example of some of their best products.

The GN 9020 is a completely wireless headset that fits snugly over the head, and weighs in at only 2.1 ounces.

Being completely wireless means that there isn't a beltpack or other type of remote unit, so it can be a much easier headset to wear and use.

There are two small controls on the outside of the headset to allow volume control and a mute switch. Utilizing the 2.4 Ghz technology, it has a range of 50 feet and easily recharges on the base unit connected to your telephone.

With 7 hours of continous use on a single charge, there is plenty of uninterrupted talk time.

All other wireless headsets up to this time have required a remote unit, or have simply been too heavy to use for any length of time, so the GN 9020 is a really neat and useful item.

You can see more on this page.

Internet Tax Freedom Act

The Senate Commerce Committee held meetings this week regarding the October 2001 expiration of the moratorium on sales tax for Internet companies. The moratorium was enacted in 1998 as part of The Internet Tax Freedom Act.

It is an extension of the 1967 Supreme Court ruling which prohibits states from levying sales taxes against merchants who do not have a physical presence in the taxing state.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., and Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif. are working to have the moratorium extended for another 5 years along with a permanent ban of taxes on Internet access fees.

Conversely, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D, has introduced a bill that also initially extends the moratorium but then allows states to set-up a simplified standard for sales and use tax systems so they can collect sales taxes from out-of-state Internet sellers.

According to the Commerce Department, Internet sales for the first time cracked 1% of total retail sales during the fourth quarter of 2000.

States are collecting plenty of revenue these days. According to last years numbers, states collected 12.4% additional revenue from personal income, 7.3% more revenue from sales-tax and 4% more revenue from corporate income-tax.

Better and Faster

After much delay, the new website layout is cleaner, easier to read and loads much faster than in the past. The creativity genes apparently were installed in some of my siblings, so it generally takes a lot of time and effort for me to change anything when it comes to the website.

I am always open to suggestions. There have been plenty of occasions where new pages or updates were added to our site on a suggestion or comment by just one person.

Your voice counts! If there are improvements you would like to see, or any information you would like to easily reference, contact me and I'll make it happen.

Helpful Site of the Week

Keep your PC purring with the latest info on drivers, antivirus software and utilities. Great for tech news, product reviews and chats as well.

I have a PC at home that I tinker with constantly. has been a great resource.

Joke of the day

Out of the mouths of babes....

"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I've been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." (Bobby, 8)

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