Saturday, November 29, 2003

Keep your cell phone number. Thank you, Big Government

The Federal Communication Commission's new rule on number portability went into effect this week, so that we can keep the same telephone number when we switch cell phone carriers or move from a cell phone to a landline. This has sparked a huge price war as the main reason why people didn't shop around for a better plan -- not wanting to get a new phone number -- is gone.

And this boom for the economy and for consumers is thanks to Big Government. A new rule -- and yes, a Federal Regulation! -- making things better.

Next time you hear an anti-government ideologue ranting against the evils of Big Government, think about your cell phone. Because a lot of time, Big Government works for us.

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