Have you heard about David Pogue's "Take Back the Beep" campaign yet?
If not, here's a brief description (from today's PR Daily):
You know the canned 15-second message that plays on cell phone voicemails just before you leave a message? It goes something like this, “After the tone, please record your message …” Well, guess what: that 15 seconds adds up and you end up paying for it. New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has launched a campaign to eliminate those messages. It’s called, “Take Back the Beep.” “Let’s push back, and hard,” he wrote on his Times blog. “We want those time-wasting, money-leaking messages eliminated, or at least made optional.” Pogue has been keeping his readers updated via Twitter. And the cell phone companies have responded.
Read more about it at Pogue's blog.
Want to join the campaign? Tell your cell phone company. Here’s how to do it, according to Pogue.
Verizon customers: Post a complaint here: http://bit.ly/FJncH.
AT&T: Send e-mail to: email@example.com.
Sprint: Post a complaint here: http://bit.ly/9CmrZ.
T-Mobile: Post a complaint here: http://bit.ly/2rKy0u.
“It’s time to rise up,” Pogue blogged. “It’s time for this crass, time-wasting money-grab to end for good.”