John Walker wrote:
> Public Workshop on Consumer Information Privacy

If anyone is attending this, be sure to raise this question:

Why do phone companies charge to keep your phone number and
address out of the phone book???  This is something the
phone companies surely have a slick answer for, but I'm
not buying it.

I have two lines.  One is listed.  The second one
is for internet access and fax and is not listed.
GTE :-( tried to charge me for not listing the
numbers associated with the second line (it has
distinctive ringing with a second number for the
fax).   I finally convinced them to leave me alone
by allowing the fax number to be listed in the
directory.  Otherwise, they wanted $2.30 for not
putting one of the numbers in the book!!

Woa!! Who do these folks think they are??
marty tennant,  president, low tech designs, inc.(tm), "Bringing
Technology Down to Earth"(sm),

1204 Saville St., Georgetown, SC 29440  (803) 527-4485 voice,
(803) 527-7783 fax