Yes Ken those were the good old days but it worked both ways. If you crossed Ma Bell she would never forget it. I worked for a small P.I. firm that was loosing it financially and was dodging Ma Bell's bill collectors amoung others. The clown was foolish enough to write my paycheck on a closed account and then laughed at me when I complained. So I turned my keys in to the landlord and went to Ma Bell's and turned in my pager (remember those?) and the office phone which in effect shut him down.