I’d like to hear from readers out there on the issue or rather, growing problem, of marketing solicitations over the cell phone. I would love to be able to nip this trend in the bud with your help.
Companies are increasingly sensitive to critical blogs, especially those that are widely read, so here's our chance to stop what may be a pernicious new trend, selling your cell phone number to the highest bidder.
Here's what happened.
I used AT&T’s cellular service for years and never had a problem. Unfortunately when I moved to Vermont I received a letter from them, in the real United States Post Office mail, informing me that their coverage in my area was not the greatest and they would be cutting me off soon so I should find another provider.
Well, they didn’t have to tell me their performance in Northern New England sucks. Still it was a disappointment to have to find another service.
I ended up with Sprint and ever since, I get these junk phone calls on my cell. Many of them fishing, not phishing, to find out what kind of car I drive by telling me my warranty is up and if I give them all of this personal info they will take care of it.
I have a 1989 Mercury Mystic. I'm pretty sure the warranty was up ages ago.
That’s beside the point. The point is, is Sprint selling my new cell phone number to marketing companies? I think so but can’t prove it. Besides, I thought it was illegal.
Is anyone having similar problems with Sprint or other providers? I’d like to hear from you. Tell me your story and I’ll post it to this blog.