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TAKE BACK THE BEEP

submitted on July 30, 2009 by llocomotive in "Member's Lounge", last updated on August 4, 2009
Take Back the Beep Campaign

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com.....tructions/


David Pouge launches War

http://www.engadget.com/2009/0.....-messages/


This message (below) earns Verizon $609 million/year. Yeah, they earn by making you listen to their voicemail messages

At the tone, please record your message. When you have finished recording, you may hang up, or press 1 for more options. To leave a callback number, press 5. (Beep)


Verizon: Post a complaint here.

http://www.verizonwireless.com...../index.jsp

AT&T:

Send e-mail to Mark Siegel, executive director of media relations: MS8460@att.com

Sprint: Post a complaint here.

http://community.sprint.com/ba.....iscussions

T-Mobile:
Post a complaint here.

http://forums.t-mobile.com/tmb.....id=General
           

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  • 33741
    seeker
    learner
    Posted by seeker on July 30, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Looks like someone else might be a Consumerist fan too?
  • 33752
    llocomotive
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    Posted by llocomotive on July 30, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Here are the steps to skip it - and save some money


    PRESS 1*# - this will take care of the persons voicemail msg (whom you are calling).

    Read more here
    http://www.livedigitally.com/2.....tar-pound/

    STEP ONE. Press 1. If it's Sprint, you get the beep, and you're done. If you hear an error recording, go on:

    STEP TWO. Press *. If it's Verizon, you get the beep. If not:

    STEP THREE: Push #. You get the beep for T-Mobile or Cingular.

    You have to pause after each one, and you have to keep listening. But it's one small way to fight back. Remember: One Star Pound.
  • 33944
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on July 31, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    This is funny:

    T-Mobile had deleted hundreds of complaints on this topic from its forum, and even blocked any new messages containing the word “beep.”
  • 33945
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on July 31, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    The forum thread t-mobile dedicated for the complains has 27 pages to scroll through!!! Eeek
  • 34216
    phunkeey
    teacher
    Posted by phunkeey on August 3, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    This is the second largest ripoff in the history of the universe.

    The first of course is charging for text messages, and that should be the next cellular consumer crusade.
  • 35229
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on August 14, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Here is an update:

    http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com.....an-update/

    Verizon seems to be the only (major) company holding up. Others have either implemented a way to disable the instructions (Sprint) or are working on it (t-Mobile and AT&T)
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    • llocomotive
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      Posted by llocomotive on August 17, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      good to know--thanks for the update
  • 35456
    phunkeey
    teacher
    Posted by phunkeey on August 17, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Now we need to take back text messages.

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