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[Bill] Bill Rant :) !!
Well, Suddenlink comes through again, after I've posted great and honest reviews.
In late June, while having my telephone number changed, the person helping me told me I could go
from 30MB to 50MB for only $5 more per month; 'sounded like a deal I couldn't pass up. Also, back
to the phone number change, I was having it changed because we've never had a number where we
had a minimum of 3 peddlers calling per day. It was getting totally crazy. So, they gave me a number
with the same 3 digit prefix and only the last 2 digits were changed ! I received a call from some company
selling something within 20 minutes of the number being changed. So, it's back to square one, and the number is changed again, and unlisted. So I look at my checking account this morning and I have a bill
for over $200; my total bill went from $92 to $142 ! The bill doesn't normally hit the checking account at this time of the month, and another unusually high bill had to be paid yesterday also. Needless to say, our checking account is not looking great. And going from 30MB to 50MB definitely does cost more than $5 ! The unlisted number costs $6.50 ! For what, doing less ??!!! Anyway, I'll see how it goes. Although I spoke with a friendly rep who sounded like he knew what he was doing, I've learned to let the numbers do the talking. 'Similar thing happened with Dish too; I was debited $142 twice ! I think I'm at the point of
going with dial-up, if anyone offers it any longer, and rabbit ears for the TV !!!
I do think there is still a no call list out there..I could be wrong, but if i remember right you sign up for it and telemarketers cant get your number, but as I said I no clue if this si still around
We were on the federal and state do-not-call lists; I was beginning to think those lists were where the telemarketers got their lists ! It did absolutely no good. And, if you read the exclusions, many entities can call you. Secondly, if some company disregards the do-not-call list, what happens to them? That's the problem with it, IMHO, it has no teeth. There are no real consequences that the telemarketers faces.
I've seen devices on Amazon (among other sites) that supposedly actually work, although I don't know that much about them. They had good ratings, so possibly they do work, but the cost was around $100.
I also had thought of making a recording of the message received when one dials a disconnected or non-working number and using it on my answering machine, to see if that possibly works.
There has to be some tone sequence or something that tells the telemarketers computer not to waste it's time calling this number again and to remove it from it's database. I just don't know what the answer is, 'could possibly investigate this more, as the number will gradually be perpetuated as business accounts have to be updated.
Thanks though, good ideal, if it actually worked.
Murphy's Law and all it's corollaries are alive and well: They are universally proven day after day!
ahh..ok//ya it had been years since I used it..lol