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Health care schmealth care. It's time to get involved -- to speak up and be heard -- on one of the truly pressing issues of the day: those mandatory voicemail instructions that cellphone carriers force us to endure en route to the beep as a way to jack up the billable minutes we use. New York Times
tech writer David Pogue has gone on the warpath with a campaign
to get the major carriers to stop this insulting and abusive business practice:
We're going to descend, en masse, on our carriers. Send them a complaint, politely but firmly. Together, we'll send them a LOT of complaints. If enough of us make our unhappiness known, I'll bet they'll change. I've told each of the four major carriers that they'll be hearing from us. They've told us where to send the messages:
Verizon: Post a complaint here: http://bit.ly/FJncH.
AT&T: Send e-mail to Mark Siegel, executive director of media relations: MS8460@att.com.
Sprint: Post a complaint here: http://bit.ly/9CmrZ.
T-Mobile: Post a complaint here: http://bit.ly/2rKy0u.
Until the carriers relent to withering consumer pressure, here are some handy tips
on getting to the beep faster. You might think that war, climate change, the economy, race, and abortion are big issues, but is there really anything bigger than beepgate?