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HOW'D YOU GET THIS NUMBER? FROM AOL

WHICH IS MORE ANNOYING: getting a continuous busy signal when trying to go online or rushing to the phone only to find it's a telemarketer calling? Either way, America Online is there for you. The Vienna (Va.) company told its 8 million users on July 21 that it will give their phone numbers to online marketing partners such as CUC International. The marketers are expected to use AOL's phone lists to sell everything from housewares to sporting goods. AOL says its users can have their numbers taken off the lists with a quick click of the mouse.

EDITED BY KELLEY HOLLAND


Updated July 25, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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