Today my cell phone rang. I checked to see who it was and it came from area code 666. Yikes, a call from The Beast!

Indeed it was. My carrier, SprintPCS, was calling me to sell me features. When I told them not to call me at this number to sell me stuff, I was told they weren’t trying to sell me anything, but to inform me of services they were offering.

This is another indication that business has carved out too much latitude for themselves in current privacy and telemarketing rules. Take a look at your bank, credit card, telco or other big company privacy statement. They pretty much reserve the right to pimp your privacy to anyone they please as long as they have a relationship with you and the john is “an affiliate”.

This is also more evidence that your phone number doesn’t belong to you.