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Comment: Re:which Verizon services (Score 1) 206

by nazsco (#48227561) Attached to: Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

> Any tips on moving to a pay-as-you-go plan that lets me keep my phone number?

DO NOT cancel your account!

call the new company, say you want to port your number.

the system is F*up... you will have to give the new co your account number AND PASSWORD for the old one. so if it is your SSN as it is by default, change it before if you care (or stop believing that SSN is secret, you are a grow up).

anyway, i cancelled ATT and then ported to TMOBILE. ATT was obliged by law to reactivate my account to complete the transfer... but that didn't hold them against mailing for a NEW 2yr contract and cancelation because i "hired" the service again... costed me a couple calls to short it out since they can't charge you.

anyway, the system sucks. read online and follow the steps. i had lots of headache for not following the dumb non-sense crap.

be a happy sheep. and good luck.

Comment: Re:Free market? (Score 1) 206

by nazsco (#48227551) Attached to: Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

last time i heard about US ISP/mobile provider shenanigans there was a debate on net neutrality (which the tel cos were wining) arguing that they were not common carriers.

well, that just goes to prove that they are not common carriers. they can even monetize on the service they are already selling you. they don't consider your communication protected in any way.

it is like opening a restaurant and selling your scraps to feed cows. except that they are the only restaurant in town. and after 12sec they take away your plate and consider what is left scrap. oh, and dog bags are forbiden on the contract.

i wonder if the FSF pays verizon to get the IDs from the senate to advertise to them... how would they like it? probably would jail everyone shouting commie. or is that terrorist nowadays?

Comment: Re:Is there a way to prevent this? (Score 2) 206

by nazsco (#48227533) Attached to: Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

> Don't use Verizon as your ISP?

How quaint. A foreigner.

well lad, in the US of A, you have the freedom of choosing the ISP that was selected to monopolize your burrough.

Or you can use the one mobile provider that has good coverage in your city instead, if you don't want to use that pre-selected ISP.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson