"Cell, no! I say." And I say it again as my bottom line.
Amazon.com had invited me to join askville, which benefits Amazon.com Associates (i.e., affiliate marketers). Step one was painless: entering my Amazon.com login details. However, the intrusive next screen in the registration process stopped me dead in my tracks.
Enter my cell(ular) phone number and provider/carrier? Heck no, Joe!
I'm already sick of spam in my e-mail boxes, junk mail in my mailboxes, and unwelcome, unsolicited phone calls on my land lines. However, those are mere nuisances compared with unwanted, unsolicited cellular calls that waste time, distract, and squander precious peak-time minutes. If time is money, the first three buggers are costly; the fourth: a double dipper.
- Why do you want my phone number?
- Okay, but will you ever call or text me again?
- Will receiving a text message cost me any money?