TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Slamming (or Something Similar)

Slamming (or Something Similar)

Here and Kickin' (
Sat, 18 Feb 2006 15:23:03 -0500

I opened my land line bill today. A voicemail/ID theft provider
(ESBI, apparently a billing agent of "My Info Guard") decided to bill
me for a service that wasn't requested.

Pre-divestiture, charges like this simply didn't exist (unless some
jerk happened to bill his/her long distance calls to a random phone

Is there a land line carrier that allows a consumer complete control
over what can or can't be billed to a line? If not, what mechanisms
are missing from the land line providers that cell companies
apparently have to "lock out" such billings?


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