Few things can be more annoying than answering the phone while you're in the middle of something. Unfortunately, illegal telemarketing calls have our phones ringing more than ever, costing victims of scammers millions each year.
With a new legislative session beginning Jan. 6, AARP is gearing up to take action on matters that affect quality of life for Mainers age 50-plus. Such issues include preserving landline phone service, especially in rural areas where cellular service is spotty; providing a retirement savings plan for workers whose employers don’t offer a plan; preserving access to affordable prescription drugs; and easing the burden on family caregivers.
The nearly ubi-quitous use of mobile phones has made landlines unnecessary for many Americans. But that’s not an option for residents of rural areas where cellphone service is spotty. AARP Pennsylvania is fighting to make sure that landline service remains available and affordable for the nearly 1.5 million Keystone Staters who reside in rural areas.
COLUMBUS, OH – AT&T has returned to the Ohio Statehouse once again asking the state legislature to adopt a proposal that would have rural Ohioans lose their copper land line service, and also would deny them fiber optic cable service.
Over strong opposition from AARP, the Colorado Legislature passed sweeping changes as to how phone companies can do business in 2014 and beyond. These new laws — called “telecom deregulation” — may change the type of phone service available to you, how much you pay for the service, and whether you can get help from the state if you have a serious problem. Here’s what you need to know:
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