scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 24 10:12:40 EST 2007
I've been bothered by this since I read about it on a news blog a month
or so ago. Verizon is selling people's private calling information to
anyone it considers to be a "business partner". Besides being a
thorough invasion of privacy (isn't AT&T being sued for handing over
people's calling records to the government?), the opportunities for
abuse seem breathtaking.
For example, it would allow a company to buy the calling records for a
competitor's sales force. Wouldn't that be a handy way to bring in new
I'd like to switch away from Verizon Wireless as soon as I can find a
decent alternative. Unfortunately the options are very limited in the
triangle. I left Sprint because their service is very weak from a
number of locations I visit. AT&T is another one of the few choices,
but they handed over our records to the FBI without blinking.
I think that leaves just T-Mobile. The coverage map on their web site
shows fairly weak service in the triangle. I'd like to find out if it's
better than it looks... Or if T-Mobile has also been making inroads on
the privacy of their customer base.
stan briggs wrote:
> has there been discussion in this group about CPNI? links are provided,
> below, that may be verizon wireless specific but are applicable across
> the wireless industry.
> they are doing this to preempt a change in federal law:
> Stan B. Briggs
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