Activating Google Voice On My New Verizon Account Somehow
Undoes Cancellation Of My Old T-Mobile Plan

Activating Google Voice On My New Verizon Account Somehow Undoes Cancellation Of My Old T-Mobile Plan

For several years, Consumerist reader Bryan and his wife were happy with their T-Mobile service, but after some recent dissatisfaction with service, they decided to jump ship to Verizon. Everything seemed to be go fine and dandy when Bryan called to cancel service — and then he got his final bill from T-Mobile. [More]

More Warnings About The Increasingly Popular *72 Phone Scam

More Warnings About The Increasingly Popular *72 Phone Scam

The *72 phone scam is growing in popularity, according to the Houston Chronicle, and Comcast is warning consumers about it.

Steer Clear Of The Call Forwarding Scam – Don't Dial *72

Cook County prison inmates posing as Sheriffs are scamming St. Louis households with calls that start with a request to aid someone who has just been in an accident by calling a number that starts with *72. The prefix activates call forwarding, allowing all incoming calls to ring at an alternate number; the calls are then billed to the victim.

Sorry Californians, AT&T Will Raise Your Rates Unless You Sign Up For Bundled Services

Sorry Californians, AT&T Will Raise Your Rates Unless You Sign Up For Bundled Services

AT&T has raised the price of call waiting, call forwarding, and caller ID by $1.01 per month for all California customers that do not subscribe to a service bundle. This marks AT&T’s second rate hike since the California Public Utilities Commission stopped regulating phone rates last summer in the name of “promoting competition.” AT&T is not hesitant to admit that the rate increases are designed to prod consumers into signing up for bundled phone and internet packages:

Verizon is Dyslexic

Verizon is Dyslexic