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    | Newfoundland, Canada |

    (I work for a phone provider. If someone wants to change their number its $20, unless they are being harassed, which most of them say they are anyway to avoid paying.)

    Me: “Hello. Thank you for calling ***. My name is ***. How can I help you today?”

    Caller: “Hi, yes. I want to change my phone number.”

    Me: “Sure thing, I can definitely help you with that. Why are you changing it? Harassment or just want something new?”

    Caller: “Oh, I just want a new number.”

    Me: “Sure thing. Before I continue, I should inform you It’s a $20 charge.”

    Caller: “WHAT!? But I’m being harassed! Calls at all times of the night! Swearing at me! And you want to charge me? That’s outrageous!”

    Me: “Sorry to hear that, sir. In cases of harassment, we do have the option to waive that charge.”

    Caller: “I can’t believe you are going to charge me!”

    Me: “No, sir, I’d be more than happy to remove the charge.”

    Caller: “This is ridiculous!” *speaks to someone in background* “Hey! They are going to charge us $20 to change our number!”

    Other person: “What!? That’s insane!”

    Me: “Sir, I can waive the charge. You won’t have to pay it.”

    Caller: “You are sick doing this to me. You know what? I’m going to another company. Then they will install me and give me a new number for free!”

    Me: “Sir, I can waive the fee. It will be removed. You will not have to pay it. It will be $0.”

    Caller: “Oh! So NOW that I’m going to another company you’ll waive it. You people are despicable! Good day!” *hangs up*