Database company Accudata has a new offering likely to annoy the hell out of many people. They're offering a service to carriers to help them track down and annoy anyone who has ditched them for a better provider. So, if you thought you had finally gotten rid of those awful "we want you back" letters by changing your phone number, your address, and possibly your name -- too bad. Accudata is on the case and going to make sure that the rest of your life (starting 24 hours from when the carrier gives them your name) you will be hounded by requests to come back to the carrier who wouldn't seem to lift a finger to help you when you actually were a customer, but preferred to charge you extra fees for just about everything. If an ex-significant other did something like this, it would be called stalking. However, apparently, in the business world, it's called "marketing." Next thing you know, your carrier will start making drunk phone calls to you at 2am wishing they had you back as a customer...
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