Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So much for anonymity.

I have a prepaid cellphone.

I got it, partly because I like the convenience, but mostly because I like the idea of not giving my personal information to TracPhone.

My expiration date is in a couple of weeks. I usually refill it before it gets this close, but I'm thinking of not using it anymore.

A couple of days ago, I get this offer in the mail trying to get me to go ahead and buy a year's worth of minutes. At my home. With my home address on it. Addressed to "TracPhone Customer."

It seems they've kept track of the land-line number I called long ago to activate the phone, and used that number to get my address.


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