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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

AT&T, Bite Me! (Profanity Warning)

About a year ago, after having had it up to the fucking eyeballs with gigundo AT&T, I did what I had sworn to do my entire adult life and got rid of AT&T long distance. I switched everything over to SBC. Even my internet service was switched to SBC.

So what did SBC do this spring? Why they merged with AT&T. I am once again stuck with their stupid long distance service. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought we busted up that monopoly decades ago. WTF is up with this? AT&T is so small now that it can merge with its once off limits spawn?

Now my SBC Yahoo is AT&T Yahoo. Watch NursePam blow chunks every time she opens up her email.

Check this out from Pandagon.net:

In 2003 AT&T built “secret rooms” hidden deep in the bowels of its central offices in various cities, housing computer gear for a government spy operation which taps into the company’s popular WorldNet service and the entire internet. These installations enable the government to look at every individual message on the internet and analyze exactly what people are doing. Documents showing the hardwire installation in San Francisco suggest that there are similar locations being installed in numerous other cities...

This isn’t just the government or AT&T invading your privacy. This is part of a larger tendency of those in power to refuse to distinguish between corporate and government power. If AT&T has set up a room only for the use of government spies, then not only are they undermining your basic right not to be searched without a warrant but they are basically acting like an arm of the government.

Just kill me now while I still remember that America used to be THE LAND OF THE FREE!

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger kitty litter said...

I had the same issue with AT&T, SBC, SNET..etc. They were one, they were broken up for fairness and now they're own again hmmmm...
We switched to cable and cable phone service....just like the ad says $39.95 a month no matter who you call or where in NA or for how long

7:45 AM PDT  
Blogger Vanda said...

I'm pretty certain that MI5 or MI15 or whatever the hell numer these secret agencies are here in the UK, are doing the self same thing, monitoring the general public internet usage. All in the name of anti terrorism. Yeh right!

LOL I would not have been suprised to get a visit from the super duper secret folk when a blog entry of mine was titled "Highjack A Plane". Damn I'm disapointed that I didn't;-)

8:13 AM PDT  
Blogger Sangroncito said...

Disgusting! It is shocking how we are being watched at every turn nowadays.

1:35 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Hey Kitty :o) I think I am going to switch everything over to cable. It won't stop anyone from spying on me but if I don't have to spend my dollars on AT&T I would rather not.

LOL Vanda! That is a disappointment. One would like to think that one could do some time in the slammer for one's principles. I for one would help post bail ;^)

I agree Sangro. I'm more afraid of the government right now than of the terrorists. That's not a good thing.

6:20 PM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Oh, the scourge that is AT&T... they used to make me crazy (before I found that path all on my own) and jettisoned them... then they bought the cable company, which Comcast subsequently bought.

I had no choice with cable then, but if I do have one, no AT&T.

Try reaching a live human being when there is a problem...

7:19 PM PDT  
Blogger Cheryl said...

For any in certain areas of the east coast and the Chicago area, RCN offers an alternative to the giant phone and cable companies.


Clicking on the grey "Can You Get RCN" tab will answer that question for you.

I left Comcast, Verizon (land phone) and am almost gone from AOL. I now have RCN for my cable, local phone service and internet and am using my Verizon Wireless for my long-distance calling. Much less money and I just had to get away from Comcast.

7:26 PM PDT  

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