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October 23, 2003
Scam alert

Should you decide to take advantage of the upcoming law that allows you to take your phone number with you when you change cellular phone services, you'll probably be told that a substantial fee will be required.

Since those of us already possessing cell phones have paid an estimated $629,000,000 (in advance and largely without our knowledge) to cover those fees, I suggest you decline, politely of course but very firmly, to be gouged any further.

If you want to know the details, including how much you might have been paying personally over the last 23 months, check out the story.

And don't forget to read on down to the part where the phone companies are claiming that their costs to advertise the services they seem to know their customers are getting ready to dump are a legitimate expense they're entitled to charge us for.

(P.S. Well, this was the only thing missing from the mess in Iraq, up until now. Accusations that we're siphoning off the U.N.'s money to use for private purposes.)

Posted by AnneZook at 03:42 PM