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V needs to grow a heart!

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Jay

Verizon pursues dead woman's bill for three months
by Chris Matyszczyk, June 1, 2011 1:47 PM PDT

Read more: Verizon pursues dead woman's bill for three months | Technically Incorrect - CNET News


Verizon pursues dead woman's bill for three months | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

Can it really be the case that cell phone companies will pursue every single customer for an unpaid debt? Even if the person has been dead for months?

This thought is nagging me more than certain elements of my wasted youth after reading a Los Angeles Times story concerning Betty Howard and her Verizon bill.

According to the Times, when Howard, from Loma Linda, Calif., was struggling with breast cancer, she signed up for Verizon's wireless broadband. It seems that Verizon had trouble securing an Internet connection for her. So, last September, she signed up for a package that included broadband. Still, sadly, the Internet connection didn't work.