[Novalug] VA anti-SPAM law struck down
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Thu Sep 18 13:43:49 EDT 2008
On Thu, 18 Sep 2008, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> I have a business phone in Maryland. it costs me around $20
> more a month than the home phone. HOWEVER it also costs me 11
> cents for EACH outgoing phone call or each incoming phone call
> that goes into my voice mail box. If we answer the phone we do
> not pay a fee for our incoming phone calls.
> There is no way I could afford to do voice spam with those
> rates. They do offer a flat rate phone service for around $70
> more a month. I think that a lot of voice mail spam is being
> done off phone lines that are - as far as the phone company is
> concerned - residential phones with call id blocked.
Twenty years in Northern Virginia made us so allergic to
spam of all kinds, and especially phone spam, that we refuse to
touch voice mail -- even to the point of never finding out how to
get into it. When we learned that the nasty noises every time we
picked up the phone were an indication we had voice mail, we got
it removed from the account.
That hasn't hurt us. We just check caller ID often enough
to spot any desired calls that came while we were out, and return
those. And, of course, encourage all & sundry to use email
Spamfiltering is far from ideal, for many reasons; but
it's a lot better than any phone filtering I know about.
Beartooth of Bear's End, Squirreler, Historian of Tongues
What do they know of country, who only country know?
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