Been talkin about tellin' AT&T what they can do with my land line for some time now. The MRS always has a fit when I bring it up.
Work pays for a cell for me and the MRS has her own cell so I kept asking why I was paying $47.37 per month just so Rachel from Cardholder Services could wake me up and harrass me whenever I didn't want to be bothered.
Last week the debt consolidation calls were in high gear, also Arbitron Ratings seemed to think I was in dire need of taking some sort of survey. When I'd tell the bill consolidation people I have no debt they'd get mad at me! They were the ones that called me!
Tonight I called AT&T and told them to unplug me. The gal who seemed American, to my surprise, asked if there was a problem. I told her I sometimes sleep daytimes and I only get spam calls. I could see no need to continue the service. She offered a new number free of charge.
I told her I never gave the old number to any telemarketing "services" and that would only slow them for the short term.
I was on every "no-call" list I could find and it did no good. People that know me email or message through Facebook. People I work with use my company cell so BOOM! $50 more per month in my pocket.
Another bonus in not having a land line is when my mother calls and gives me the details of her brothers bowell movements, I'll have an "out". I can say that "I'm not supposed to tie up this company cell phone".
Mom takes care of her disabled brother so I get a gobb and a bunch of details that no one would want......
On a related note I called Dish Network earlier in the week and told them what they could do with their services. We went to one of those new digital antennas and it has 27 totally free channels. Might get more channels if I rotate the antenna. I see no need.
Dish did their standard offer to knock $30 per month off the bill for the next 6 months if I'd stay. I had to get a lil nasty to get my point across to this barely-could-speak-english fellow, but he eventually got my point.
Tractor fund is going up exponentially!