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Dear Qwest

A friend of mine just recently signed up for your land line telephone residential service. Within days, he has already been getting a slew of solicitation phone calls. He hasn't even had the chance to hand out his number, and already, he's getting quite the barrage of solicitors. Yet, I have a Google Voice number that hasn't seen a single unwanted call. I've only had it for a few months, but it's certainly been much, much longer than my friend's, and I'm handing it to anyone and everyone. I gave it to my school, a car repair shop, Apple Computer, a number of retail shops, friends and family, and so forth. I call tons with it too.

So, can you explain that to me? Why is his fresh number getting spammed, while mine remains completely spam-free? Is selling personal information part of your business plan too? Just curious. Oh, and by the way, I'm not a customer. I left your "Spirit of Service", because it wasn't any good.

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