Friday, August 14, 2015

FRC hawking "conservative" mobile phone company that isn't really that conservative

Tony Perkins
I received an email Friday from my friend Tony Perkins, head of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council. The subject line reads “Does your phone support Planned Parenthood?” According to Perkins:
AT&T, Verizon and other mobile carriers have provided tens of millions of dollars to elect pro-abortion candidates to public office.
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"Big Mobile" companies like AT&T and Verizon helped elect both Obama and Clinton and thousands of other pro-abortion candidates to public office. Those candidates, once elected, then send billions of your taxpayer dollars to pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood.
But Perkins has a solution:
Family Research Council Action is excited to introduce Eos Mobile. Eos is the conservative alternative to your liberal leaning phone company. Eos will donate up to 3% of your phone bill to support the legislative efforts of Family Research Council Action.
Eos is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). Guess who Eos pays to carry all of their traffic? AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and so on. The same evil companies that support Planned Parenthood.

Just in passing, I pay T-Mobile $50 a month for all I can eat (which includes more LTE bandwidth than I ever use). Eos has the same plan for $75. Moreover, I found out the hard way that the carriers prioritize their traffic. Their subscribers get better service than the subscribers to MVNOs on the same network.

Eventually the Planned Parenthood smear will die out. Meanwhile people like Perkins who are lacking in ingenuity and originality will milk it dry.

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