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A fee for nothing is absurd

July 05, 2009

Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "Time Warner and the silly fee," June 28:

I agree that, whatever rational arguments may exist for telephone companies to charge for unlisted numbers, cable companies that have no cost at all for not doing something that they don't do in the first place is absurd.

You can add Cox cable to the list, $1.25 a month for an unlisted number.

Brian Donovan

Newport Beach

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I am one of those customers who gets angry every month when I get my phone bill and see the $1.25 fee for telephone directory non-listing.

Why not charge customers who want their numbers listed and eliminate the fee for those who do not?

Richard B. Nahas

Los Angeles

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