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Exercise your free speech rights!

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Mark Allread, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. steve kemp

    steve kemp Guest

    Time for a phone strike.

    I propose a massive phone-in to the Judicial system, delegates to Congress,
    and whomever else is responsible for trying to thwart the will of us enraged
    bill-paying telephone users, starting with Judge Edward W. Nottingham.

    A phone solicitation script follows. Use it to call whomever is the latest
    one to try to thwart our rights to privacy and the theft of our time and the
    DENIAL OF SERVICE attacks perpetrated by telephone solictors.

    "Hello, I am calling on behalf of the Telephone customers' national phone
    stike of 2003. Please take a moment to listen to our message, and then buy a
    TC National Phone Strike button to support the strike. We love
    being able to use your utility service at no cost to us, and we really
    appreciate how convenient is it for us to be able to make your phone ring,
    day or night, to deliver this important message at our convenience
    and for free.."

    (add your extemporaneous comments here --)


    P.S.
    There are any pins available yet (as far as I know!)
    but I hope that before long we'll see them available
    on every street corner.
    But, hey, so what if there are really no pins...
    the important thing is the effect on the listener, right?


    Mark Allread <mallread@flatsurface.com> wrote in message news:<oprv24xmfxbsorsk@news.chartermi.com>...
    > Give Judge Edward W. Nottingham a call. He believes that unsolicited phone
    > calls,
    > even those of a commercial nature, are protected speech. I'm sure he'd
    > love to have
    > you read him all those spam emails about penis enlargement.
    >
    > Judge Edward W. Nottingham
    > Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse A1041 / Courtroom 14
    > (303) 844-5018



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  2. socks

    socks Guest

    spkemp00@yahoo.com (steve kemp) wrote in message news:<f87feded.0309270814.5f22688c@posting.google.com>...
    > Time for a phone strike.
    >
    > I propose a massive phone-in to the Judicial system, delegates to Congress,
    > and whomever else is responsible for trying to thwart the will of us enraged
    > bill-paying telephone users, starting with Judge Edward W. Nottingham.
    >



    The equal protection clause of the constitution says that we're all equal.
    Ought his court clerk, Greg Langham, whose home phone number is 303-979-
    6328, be any more deserving of privacy protections for his phone number
    than I am for my home phone number? If telemarketers can harass me at
    home, should Nottingham's staffers somehow be exempt?
  3. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    "Samauri" <samauri@nospam123.bis> wrote in message
    news:trvinvo0f2emec82lkguaiuk4596r1q0kf@4ax.com...
    > "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102nospam@Hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >> So what's your point other than you have a soft spot in your heart (or

    head)
    > >> for telemarketers? According to that text it's illegal since 1991 for
    > >> telemarketers to call cell phones, yet since I went wireless, my cell

    phone
    > >> rings every evening like crazy, and with the upcoming number

    portability
    > >> thing I can see even MORE telemarketings calls to cell phones.

    >
    > Hmmm. I've had cellphones for over 5 years and never had a telemarketing

    call
    > on any of them.
    >


    You're lucky, one state in particular (Maryland) decided that since you pay
    income taxes you have a prior relationship with them. 99.99% of the calls
    are from the "Maryland State Police Benevolent Association" begging for
    money. But unlike most charities, you get a sticker for your car window that
    usually keeps cops there from giving you tickets. It's one of those rare
    cases where you actually get something for your "donation", except if you
    "donate" for a year (I call it give in to extortion), then they call you at
    least once a week for that year trying to get more.
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Guest

    In article <trvinvo0f2emec82lkguaiuk4596r1q0kf@4ax.com>,
    samauri@nospam123.bis says...
    > "Peter Pan" <Marcs1102nospam@Hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >> So what's your point other than you have a soft spot in your heart (or head)
    > >> for telemarketers? According to that text it's illegal since 1991 for
    > >> telemarketers to call cell phones, yet since I went wireless, my cell phone
    > >> rings every evening like crazy, and with the upcoming number portability
    > >> thing I can see even MORE telemarketings calls to cell phones.

    >
    > Hmmm. I've had cellphones for over 5 years and never had a telemarketing call
    > on any of them.
    >
    >

    I have received two telemarketing calls on my cell phone, when I was
    with Sprint. The calls were FROM Sprint. The first time I told put me on
    their no call list. I was assured that I wouldn't be called again. Two
    months later, I received ANOTHER call from Sprint. I answered my phone
    to a recorded message telling me to hold for a "money saving offer". I
    held on, and demanded to know why I was receiving a sales call when I
    was told I'd be put on their no call list. The rep told me that the call
    was "a customer service survey". When I asked why the recording offered
    me a "money saving offer", things became interesting. I was blatantly
    lied to ("you asked to have your HOME PHONE put on the no call list")
    effectively told that I was stupid ("it's NOT a sales call"), hung up
    on, etc.

    To make a long story short, I dumped Sprint, and signed up with Verizon.
    So far, no sales calls. I DID specifically call Verizon and told them to
    put me on the no call list, so hopefully they will honor my request.

    Chris

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