Pledge 1 Hour To Fight The Man

Pledge 1 Hour To Fight The Man

Consumer action reporter hero Bob Sullivan is doing a neat thing today, it’s called the “Red Tape Fight Pledge!” Just pledge to spend one hour this month standing up for your rights by publicly posting your commitment here. Then do it and come back and tell everyone how you did. The stories will be used in an upcoming MSNBC Red Tape Chronicles story. Cool, I have a few fees that I’ve been meaning to get around to fighting, this could be the perfect little kick in the pants to get me started.

Red Tape Fight Pledge [Facebook]

Help Friends Conserve Cell Minutes By Changing Your Voicemail Greeting

Help Friends Conserve Cell Minutes By Changing Your Voicemail Greeting

David Pogue’s continuing crusade against useless voicemail instructions knocked loose an excellent suggestion for anyone willing to re-record their voicemail greeting. Too often the standard voicemail greeting is: “Hi, you’ve reached so-and-so. Leave a message, and I’ll get back to you.” Why not make it more useful, something like: “Hi, you’ve reached so-and-so. Please press star (or whichever command applies to your carrier) to leave a message.”

Skip Annoyingly Long Voicemail Instructions For Every Cellphone Company

Skip Annoyingly Long Voicemail Instructions For Every Cellphone Company

Here’s the secret codes for skipping long-ass cellphone voicemail intros that cellphone companies don’t want you to know about: Just remember “one star pound.”

Comcast Rep Gives Us Inside Scoop

Comcast Rep Gives Us Inside Scoop

Ever been scorned by Comcast? A brave Comcast Call Rep has given us an in-depth analysis, as well as some ways to navigate around the Cable giant’s sales pitch.

http://consumerist.com/2007/09/14/a-resource-site-for-california/

A resource site for California drivers interested in fighting their traffic tickets, including sample form letters and how to have a trial by mail. [The Ticket Assassin]

Verizon Sold 1,000,000 Old Accounts To AFNI, Who Then Fraudulently Tried To Collect Debts

Verizon Sold 1,000,000 Old Accounts To AFNI, Who Then Fraudulently Tried To Collect Debts

A reader whose wife received a debt-collection notice from AFNI regarding a seven-year old Verizon account was actually just one of over a million consumers getting a similar letter, WSYR reports.