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ROBBED by at&t!!colker
Aug 5, 2002 4:33 AM
need to vent! was robbed by a multimillion conglomerate and it seems there's nothing i can do..
$9 for a 40s local call in LA! and i had to make nine local calls...price vaired form $6 to $9. beautifull. had no coins. used the CC. got sc$%^%&. simple as that.
the cc company can't do anything. amazing.
re: ROBBED by at&t!!zeke
Aug 5, 2002 5:57 AM
they've got us!!!! It is true there is nothing you can do directly since their price structure is legal, and has passed thru many beaurocratic levels to be so.
I guess we can buy phone cards (not sure, I havent lived in usa for 9 years), use our credit cards (may be less expensive), or if we do have to use at&t, ask the operator beforehand how much the call will cost. Finally, there must be someone on this board who can at least attempt to explain why at&t does what it does. If no one does explain, or try to do so, I take that as an admission of guilt on thier part.
(also read my rant about outrageous int'l shipping charges above- it will evoke the same/emotions).
get a cell phonemr_spin
Aug 5, 2002 6:48 AM
For $30 a month, I get free long distance and more minutes than I can use, plus unused minutes carry over. You should be able to find similar plans for similar prices.

It's hard for me to justify a land line right now. It costs about $15 a month, even if I never make any calls!
Even better,TJeanloz
Aug 5, 2002 7:05 AM
There's a new 'disposable' phone coming out that has a fixed number of minutes for a $40 fee. Perfect for people who want the really occasional convenience of a cell phone, but don't need one all the time.
Even better,zeke
Aug 5, 2002 9:34 AM
Also, there is an internet phone which one can make calls all over the world for 1-2 cents per minute! Coming soon to your area....
disposable cellphones great? more badcrap for the landfills (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2002 9:41 AM
They're recyclable (nm)TJeanloz
Aug 5, 2002 9:48 AM
dont all cell phones have toxic metals in them though? (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2002 12:47 PM
I think it's the batteries, but I'm not sure (nm)TJeanloz
Aug 5, 2002 1:11 PM
reminds me of a funny movie quote....empacher6seat
Aug 6, 2002 10:21 PM
from Ace Venture!
A scene where a lieutenant police officer has taken dan marino and jim carry hostage with a gun. She picks up her cell phone to call someone. Carrey stops her and alarmingly says "Be careful with that phone lieutenant! Over time you COULD develope a tumour!"
re: Yup..jrm
Aug 7, 2002 7:01 PM
I signed up with AT&T in the middle a the month. For some reason AT&T goes from th first of one month to the next. Meaning hat if you begin ad the middle of the month your free minutes are prorated and once you exceed them your per minute rate increases drasticaly. I got my first bill and wa like WTF. Yup, i exceeded the prorated they like colker exceeded the free minutes for the prorated month and then was reamed.