hang up on this guy; he is an embarrassment to our nation…

 

joseph mccabe jr., who is the big thug at at&t wireless services, loves to cheat poor people.

 

as the head man at this sleazy wireless company, he overseas a company that gets a good portion of its money from poor people who can’t afford to have a “regular” wireless phone. 

 

because of their poor credit standing, they get swindled into buying one of his “prepaid phones.”

 

the costs of his pre-paid phones are much higher than what a “regular” customer would pay for his/her phone. 

 

in most instances, a “regular” user would get the phone for nothing, just for signing up with joe.

 

after they have paid through the nose for the phone, he makes the poor folk buy pre-paid phone cards for using the phone he has just sold them and here is where he gets real creative.

 

the charge per minute for using the pre-paid phone is much higher than a “regular” customer would pay even though it obviously entails less expense for at&t.

 

no billing costs, no credit checks, no nothing.  it is a great item for this guy to be selling.  he just sits back and watches all the dollars role in without the slightest financial risk to the company.

 

wait a minute.  joe gets even more creative.  he puts a time limit on how long you can use your pre-paid minutes and when they expire without you realizing it, you lose them all.  just what a poor person who can’t afford a cell phone in the first place needs to happen.

 

joe strikes us as a real mean machine.  he even makes sure that all the at&t messages are in spanish because he knows that a great percentage of the spanish speaking folks in this country are too poor to get a “regular” phone. 

 

if he could, he would have his messages also in “black talk” so he could hook african americans (also a major poor segment in the economy) into his slimy web.

 

and finally, and this might be the worst thing of all, joe knows that his prepaid phones are a favorite of drug dealers.  you could walk into one of his retail outlets with a needle sticking in your arm and still be sold a phone.

 

joe gets the hey abbott award of the week because he is truly a wrong number.