The Telecom Digest for September 15, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 250 : "text" Format
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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:41:44 -0400
From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: EPIC Alert 17.18
E P I C A l e r t
Volume 17.18 September 14, 2010
Published by the
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
"Defend Privacy. Support EPIC."
Table of Contents
 EPIC Challenge to Body Scanner Program Progresses in Federal Court
 Ralph Nader and EPIC Urge Senate Hearings on Airport Body Scanners
 EPIC Files Suit for Documents Regarding Google/NSA Partnership
 Questions Remain about Future of Iraq Biometric Databases
 EPIC's Marc Rotenberg Named to ICANN Advisory Committee
 News in Brief
 Upcoming Conferences and Events
Date: 14 Sep 2010 16:49:17 -0400
From: email@example.com (Scott Dorsey)
Subject: Re: In the pursuit of new customers, wireless companies forget their existing ones
John Mayson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Am I missing something? We often hear the big telecom companies are
>evil. They may be, but they're not stupid. Why allow a good customer
>to stroll out the door over pocket change?
Because that customer will be back later on when they have an even lower
rate than the folks that the customer has moved to.
It used to be that few people had cellphones, and providers made money by
signing on new customers. These days, the market is saturated and almost
everyone has a cellphone. So providers make money by signing on their
Keeping their own customers? Who cares about them, they'll probably leave
anyway. Poaching customers is so common and so blatant that it has become
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
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