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  •  I just called AT&T - 1-800-222-0300. (5+ / 0-)

    Apparently I was the first to reach this particular customer service rep because she didn't have a clue what I was talking about.

    •  Update: AT&T called back. (0+ / 0-)

      They informed me that because of their agreement with the government, they could not take me off any list of monitored numbers, and that moreover, if they did, I would go onto a different list because, well, what did I have to hide that I was so eager not to be surveiled? Christ! I'm cancelling my local, long-distance, and internet service with AT&T.

    •  I called Bellsouth (0+ / 0-)
      and AT&T to change my long distance service to Qwest. The AT&T guy has already gotten a few calls about this, but the BellSouth rep hadn't. Strangely, although the BellSouth rep quoted me a response from legal about the program, when I spoke with the supervisor, she was vehemently denying it.

      I then proceeded to explain the USAToday article, but she suggested the story might not be true. I told her if that was the case, why did the rep read me a prepared statement at the end of our conversation? That flustered her. Finally she offered to send my complaint upstairs and promised to have someone call me back.

      We need to up the pressure, people. Without a push to make this a debate in the MSM, we are not getting ahead of the frame. The woman at BellSouth was very nice, but saw nothing wrong with the NSA spying on her. When I pointed out the downsides, however, she was sympathetic. So let's get the message out, and hit the bad guys in the pocketbook while we're at it.

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