Hey, SiteFinder is back, again...

From: Barry Shein <bzs@world.std.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 13:05:26 -0500
Subject: Re: Hey, SiteFinder is back, again...

Since this is verizon, one wonders why this has never been tried on
wrong, non-working phone numbers?

      Visit your local chevy dealer, no interest for 12 months! We're
      sorry, the number you have reached....

is it illegal?

Before they could do it, they'd have to file -- and get approved -- a
tariff with the public utilities commission in each state.

I'm not at all sure how well such a proposal would fly there.

How long before they'll just make you sit thru a few seconds of pitch
before connecting any call? Or any website? How hard is it to stick up
a quick bit of flash (e.g.) and then fade to the page you requested?

For a browser -- like, say 'lynx' -- that doesn't even fetch flash links??

<evil grin>

There are already companies offering advertising funded
long distance service. And advertising funded VoIP dialtone.

It's not like this is a hypothetical that's bizarrely out there.