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Comment Re:200 Million Yahoo "Users" (Score 1) 169

Lately, Yahoo has been nagging me to not use anything but their official apps and web interface to access my email. I guess this news is why.

Screw that. I pay $20/yr for SMS/IMAP access to my email there. That means I get to use Thunderbird and iOS Mail, and they get to keep their servers secure.

I use Yahoo mail regularly, mostly for job search and other official biz. I joined years ago and was able to get [firstname].[lastname]@yahoo.com for each member of my family when they started allowing the dot to be used left of the 'at.'

(For personal email and website registrations I use my earthlink address.)

Comment Re:How much to do this legally? (Score 1) 35

I was thinking the same thing and just did a bit of reading (http://www.imediaconnection.com/articles/ported-articles/blogs/2012/dec/verizon-announces-end-of-900-number-billing/).

It looks like the only thing politicians did to kill it was ban phone sex. It was mainly killed by greedy, incompetent carriers.

Comment Re:How much to do this legally? (Score 3, Informative) 35

US Premium numbers are no longer available. UK numbers are easily available - register at http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk...

Note that you would be breaching the ToS for your premium number - they require you to notify all 'customers' that they're calling a premium rate number. So while it's easy to set up, I think you'd be cut off pretty quickly too.

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