February 02, 2008

What Do You Think of Your Phone Company?

I am quite happy with my choice: I use Credo (formerly Working Assets) for both mobile and long distance. Here's one of the reasons I really like them (from their latest email to me):

What your phone company does...
CREDO Mobile
AT&T
Verizon
to spy on you:We donate to the ACLU to STOP wiretapping.Known to have cooperated with the Bush administration's warrantless spying on American citizens.
with the money you pay them:We donate over $50 million to progressive nonprofits, including the ACLU.Contributes more money to political campaigns than almost any other company — mostly to Republicans.Spends $90 million on lobbying — more than Phillip Morris or Exxon.
for the environment:We're America's greenest phone company — and the only one to offer solar chargers.Think of the worst polluters in elected office. That's where their money goes.
for your freedom of speech:We support First Amendment heroes like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Democracy Now.Censored Pearl Jam's Bush criticism during a concert webcast.Blocked text messages from NARAL Pro-Choice America (until forced to allow them).
for a free
and open internet:
We support nonprofit groups that advocate for internet freedom.Preparing to abandon the neutral net and start filtering content.Called for an end to Google's "free lunch" and tries to drive users to its own search engine.

What a great ad.

BTW: if you are tired of your phone company, you can check out Credo's special offer here.

Posted by Mary at February 2, 2008 01:09 PM | Civil Liberties | Technorati links |
Comments

job market worse than expected

oil profits

Posted by: ccoaler at February 2, 2008 11:40 PM

US pressures Germany to engage in combat in Afghanistan

Posted by: ccoaler at February 3, 2008 05:16 AM

Nice timing! We've been looking for a cell phone option for my wife (I have a company-provided option), and I was damned if I was going to subsidize any wiretap proponent or rightwing enabler. This might be just what we were looking for! Thanks!

Posted by: Cathexis at February 4, 2008 10:32 AM