Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Work Stuff

I work for a prominent large telephone company.

It is in the process of merging with another prominent large telephone company.

However, no one is completely sure whether this merger will be allowed to go through. You see, back in the 1980s, the Ma Bell telephone network was broken up into several smaller Baby Bells. In the years after that, each of these smaller Baby Bells established its own cellular network system.

Now, I'm sure I don't have to inform you, dear readers, as to how popular cell phones are these days. Some of you people would probably sooner sacrifice your first born child than to lose your mobile. (Insert sarcasm here).

The prominent large telephone company I work for makes lots of money. Here's how.

  1. Overages, in case you exceed your package minutes for any month.
  2. Text messaging.

Getting back to the point of this entire post. NO ONE knows whether the merger between the prominent large telephone company I work for will go through. The recently elected Democratic majority is looking into the matter further.

They are asking questions such as this:

  • We already broke up the Bell system once, and now it's trying to combine again, just in a different way? We've already done this once? Do we want to have to do it again?

I believe that breaking up the Bell system was a wise decision that has done more to aid consumers and telecommunication workers alike. I hope this merger does not go through.

We shall see.

P.S. The recording industry, having lost millions of dollars through burning and download music through file sharing programs, is now regaining its losses.

How, you ask? Well, by ringtone purchases. If you want your certain favorite song to indicate someone is trying to talk to you, then you are paying $2.99 to $4.99 per purchase download.

If I were you, I would not do this.

I'm not trying to tell you how to live your life. I'm just saying: use your options.

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