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Originally posted by dolphinfan
The difference between the two methods of obtaining a prepaid cell phone and a contract for one is the contract itself.
Originally posted by okbmd
A name change , moving , etc., is also way more expensive than a pre-paid phone .
Another reason your argument is lame : the government is not on your phone contract , bank account , credit cards , etc ., THEREFORE they have no right to the information either . You just defeated your own argument with that statement .
As far as the police taking care of stalkers and violent spouses , do you REALLY want to go there ? That is the lamest part of your argument ., don't make me post scores of links where the victim was abused or killed after filing protective orders and having the police involved .
FACT : If I have your cellphone number that you have acquired through a provider that required a contract , I CAN take that number and find out WHO you are , WHERE you live (according to address on contract) , and I can also conduct a FULL background check on you .