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Re: New Digest Sponsor Brings FREE Phone Calls and DA

Justa Lurker (
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 00:56:59 GMT

This 1-800-411-METRO thing sounds OK at first, but I'm wondering if
usage won't somehow increase chances of telemarketer calls, etc. based
on the notion of an established business relationship now being
existent and so forth ?

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Well no, I do not think so, since what
you are dialing is in essence '411'; and that does not increase your
chances of telemarketer calls. You dial the long form (800-411-METRO)
since telco is unwilling to default _your_ 411 calls to
unless you buy one of the intercept boxes from Mike Sandman which converts '411' on the spot, on your premises
to the longer format. And the ten-second advertising blurbs you listen
to in lieu of paying the buck and a quarter telco otherwise hits you
up for is just a general message; not one which takes down your name
or your caller ID, etc. Plus which, if you use the 'place a call' box
on our web site a check box
allows you to block your ID if you think it is important. PAT]

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