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verizon We now know there was a secret court order that allowed the government to monitor all Verizon call records, and Verizon has been screaming from the rooftops that they had no choice but to comply, and they do everything they can to protect customer privacy.

Really Verizon, then why did you just sell my new home phone number to every goddamned charity, pest control company, newspaper, and new resident service provider on the planet? I’ve gotten 27 calls in just the last three weeks.

I just activated the Verizon FiOS Triple Play, and I was confused why it was cheaper to get home phone service than to get no phone at all, but I figured they were just looking for a way to keep their residential phone division operating when no one really needs a home phone anymore.

I did think it was odd that I would have had to pay $50 a year for an unlisted number, but I didn’t realize that was a set-up so I’d get a listed number so they could sell my name, number and location to the highest bidder.

I’m not even sure I care about the breach of privacy. The thing that really grinds my gears is I’m paying this company $2,400 a year for service.

Just to put this in perspective, there are 41 countries in the world where the average citizen makes less in a year than I’m paying Verizon for service. Do you really need to sell my number for a few more bucks?

And what else are you selling Verizon? Are you trying to use my Internet search history to customize ads?

I’ve currently got three tabs minimized with midget porn and the fourth is about guns, so good luck with that.