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Phone & Utilities
Phone Matters
Gas, Water & Other Utilities
 

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People Search
(To find people's phone numbers and addresses.)

Privacy & ID Theft
(To get rid of unwanted calls.)

 

 



 

 

 




























 

 

 

 


Phone Matters
Area Codes
Billing Problems & Unauthorized Charges

Getting The Best Rates/ Keeping Bills Low
 
Payment Assistance Programs
Telemarketers & Scams 
Complaints

Misc. (Times Zones, Lost or Missing Cell Phones, Taping Conversations, & Other FCC Brochures)

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Gas, Water & Other Utilities
Tips, Problems & Complaints

Payment Assistance Programs
 
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Area Codes 

Maps Of Area Codes Throughout The US (Frequently updated)

Area Codes In Numerical Order With Time Zones!
Find out the state and time zone for each US area code.
Spot long distance scams such as US area code look a likes which really connect you abroad.

Find Out What Time It Is In Any Country Or City (World-Wide)

Cities With Their Area Codes (Scroll Down Page)

Area Code Search Engine
Type in the 3 digit number and find the city and state it belongs to. Their website is slow so be patient.

BEWARE OF US AREA CODE LOOK LOOK A LIKES
Numbers such as the 809 area code come from the Caribbean. These numbers are not subject to the laws and regulations that govern calls originating in the United States. Area codes (or look-alikes) that may contain pay-per-call numbers are: 264, 268, 242, 246, 441, 284, 245, 767, 473, 876, 664, 869, 758, 784, 868, 809 or the 011 international access code. 

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Billing Problems & Unauthorized Charges
Long Distance, Tolls & Other Charges
Slamming & Cramming
Understanding Your Phone Bill  

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Long Distance

Permissible Long Distance Charges (FCC)

900 Numbers (Precautions & Problems-FTC)

Children Using 900 #s
If the Advertiser has not followed these rules, ask that you get a refund, even though your child was at fault.

Phone Billing Rights
For Complaints regarding 900 #s, Slamming, Cramming, Collect Calls and other Charges.

Reverse Lookups-Finding The Name & Address When You Only Have The Phone #
Strange # on your phone bill? Find out who it belongs to.

Phone, Gas And Water
(Common Problems & What To Do)

Consumer Advice On Phone-Related Matters
Where to complain, dealing with slamming, calling cards, long distance providers and more.

Slamming & Cramming

Complaints


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Slamming & Cramming

*Cramming (GA)
What to do when unauthorized charges or services appear on you phone bill.

 
*Slamming (GA) 
What to do when your carrier is changed without your permission. 

Complaints


Federal Law & Brochures (Not State Specific)

Telephone Slamming (FCC)
What to do when your carrier is changed without your permission.

Cramming-Mystery Phone Charges (FTC)
What to do when unauthorized charges or services appear on you phone bill.

Cramming/What To Do If Unauthorized Charges Appear On your Bill (FCC)

Consumer Advice On Phone-Related Matters
Where to complain, dealing with slamming, calling cards, long distance providers and more.

Phone, Gas And Water (Common Problems & What To Do)


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Getting The Best Rates & Keeping Bills Low

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Tips For GA Consumers 

*Telephone & Electric Tips (GA)

Free Cell Phone Plus Free Minutes Through Safelink Wireless 800-997-3768
For those 135% below the poverty line or those who are already on Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance, etc, it is now possible to get a free cell phone and free cell phone service, even if you cannot afford to pay the monthly charges. States covered include Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, In addition, SafeLink Wireless cell phone service will soon be offered in Alabama, Connecticut, D. of Columbia, Delaware, New Hampshire and North Carolina. Keep checking the SafeLink website to see if your state qualifies.

Comparing Long Distance Phone Rates (Rates-All 50 States & DC)
The lowest in state, interstate and international phone rates. Also has lowest calling card and toll free rates.

The Lowest 10-10 Number Rates 

Low Phone Rates (Under 5 cents Per Minute)

The Lowest Calling Card Rates

The Lowest International Rates

The Best Phone Rates (Lists The Cheapest Ones)
Also has other consumer tips and advice.

Cheapest Long Distance Rate Calculator
For a FAST and very EASY detailed rate analysis for all of our long distance carriers - side by side - in your area.


Federal Law & Brochures (Not State Specific)

What To Look For When Choosing Long Distance Rates (FTC)

How To Lower Your Long-Distance Bill (FCC)


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Payment Assistance Programs

Payment Assistance Programs (GA)

Help With Utilities In Atlanta (Consumer-SOS)

Metro Atlanta Utility Payment Assistance Programs 
Scroll to bottom of the page for a list of agencies that can help with your utility payments.


Free Cell Phone Plus Free Minutes Through Safelink Wireless 800-997-3768
For those 135% below the poverty line or those who are already on Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance, etc, it is now possible to get a free cell phone and free cell phone service, even if you cannot afford to pay the monthly charges. States covered include Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, In addition, SafeLink Wireless cell phone service will soon be offered in Alabama, Connecticut, D. of Columbia, Delaware, New Hampshire and North Carolina. Keep checking the SafeLink website to see if your state qualifies.

Can't Pay Your Rent, Mortgage or Utilities? (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step on what to do and where to go for assistance.

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Telemarketers & Phone Scams

  *Telephone Solicitation In Georgia 
 The rules every telemarketer must follow and what to do if they don't.

The National Do Not Call Registry
Most telemarketers cannot call your telephone number if it is in the National Do Not Call Registry. You can register your home and mobile phone numbers for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.

GA No Call Law-Preventing Unwanted Telemarketing Calls

*Dealing With Unwanted Sales Calls/Spotting & Reporting Scams

Complaints

Federal Law & Brochures (Not State Specific)

Anti Telemarketing Laws, Links & Brochures (Excellent!)

The Telemarketing Sales Rule
(FTC Brochure)
Also click Here

The Mail & Telephone Order Rule (Rules Corps Must Follow) 

Unsolicited Marketing Calls & Faxes (FTC)

Telemarketing Fraud: What You Need To Know
Scroll down to their brochures on telephone Services.

Telemarketing Fraud (Links)

Top 10 Telemarketing Frauds

For More Fraud, see Phone Scams.

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Phone Scams

International Telephone Number Scams (FTC)

Toll-Free Telephone Number Scams (FTC)

Scams & Cons

Complaints

To Verify A Legitimate Business Offer, Charity or Sales Pitch See: Charities and  Business Matters

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Complaints

* Problems With Your Utility (GA)
 
*Utility Disconnection (GA)
Lists links and agencies where can you get help.

Consumer Advice On Phone-Related Matters
Where to complain, dealing with slamming, calling cards, long distance providers and more.

State Utility Commissions (All 50 States)
Report Phone & Utility Complaints.

State Utility Commissions (All 50 States)
Includes Links Missing Above. 

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

Call For Action
(Has Chapters In 18 States)  
Volunteers aligned with the media are trained to assist consumers through mediation and education in order to resolve problems with businesses, government agencies and other organizations. Services are free, confidential and available to individuals and small businesses. 


Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select your state, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included).


Federal Law & Brochures (Not State Specific)

FCC Brochures On All Sorts Of Phone Related Issues

Everything From filing complaints to choosing caller ID.

How To Right A Wrong (FTC)

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems
The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

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Misc.

Keeping Your Phone Number When You Change Your Service

Find The Owner Of A Lost Cell Phone/What to Do If Yours Is Missing (Consumer-SOS)

Find Out What Time It Is In Any Country Or City (World-Wide)

Recording Telephone Conversations (FCC)

The Laws On Taping Phone Conversations (All 50 States & DC)

Pay Phones-You Must Be Told In Advance How Much Call Costs
(FCC)

Enter A Pay Phone # and Find Out Where It's Located
Lists pay phone numbers throughout the US and also has reverse lookup where you can punch in the # and find where the pay phone is located. Comes in handy if someone is using a pay phone to stalk or threaten you.  Use the reverse lookup to find where he's calling from and notify the police.

Find The Numbers On Pay Phones Around The Country

Consumer Information About Telephone Related Issues (Other FCC Brochures)  
They've got anything you can think of!!!

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