Fcc Takes Steps To Crack Down On Phone Bill Cramming
Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:35 PM
Basically, phone services are completely backwards about everything.
They can't let you block calls, even when MOST of the calls you get are from spammers and 'bots. Google Voice once allowed you to block 'wildcards', like 800,888,877,866, etc. numbers that are pure crap. Then they got sued and pulled the feature. Because it's every corporation and scam artist's SACRED RIGHT to ring your phone at oh-dark-hundred, or whenever you are likely to sit down to dinner.
Similarly, by default, you're opted-in to be F***ED by crammers, and to allow ANYONE to dial 900 services, that can possibly touch one of your phones.
And don't forget, even if you never use IM, by default, many wireless carriers will charge YOU for the privilege of being spammed for each IM you ever receive. Once again, some will allow you to 'opt out', but by default, you're screwed.
Not to mention the location and activity tracking they do. You can 'opt out' of that, if you can find out how.
No matter how many times they CLAIM the data is 'anonymous', they have no credibility at all. PIPA would make that data even less 'anonymous'.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:51 PM
I never could figure that one out. It's your phone service that YOU pay for every month, and YOU should be able to block whomever you don't want calling.
Personally I think that any marketer that calls YOUR phone should have to pay YOU for your time, after all, it is YOUR phone. That would put a stop to all the BS.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:20 PM
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:00 AM