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[OM] OT: 19CL Landline Telephone Service

Subject: [OM] OT: 19CL Landline Telephone Service
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 13:22:54 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
     I just cancelled the 19CL landline telephone service that I've had for 40 
years, and I don't feel blue.  The robocall I got about an hour ago tipped the 
balance.  Those are supposed to be illegal in this state, but there is no end 
to them.  And nobody anywhere is being prosecuted.

     Nobody anywhere enforces the "Do Not Call List", and it has pretty much 
been a joke from the very beginning.  And there's the ongoing mystery about 
telemarketers listening to your phone for noises to tell them you're home and 
eligible for a marketing call.  Now that I don't have dialup internet, almost 
all of the activity on the landline phone has been telemarketing calls.

     So, by ending the dialup internet service and now terminating the 19CL 
landline, I'm saving about $100/month.  That will buy a LOT of prepaid data for 
the cell phone.

     With the cheapo cell phone I get to see the phone number of all incoming 
calls, and I can permanently block any that I choose.  Plus I can get decent 
internet service, though I need to budget that carefully.


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