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  1. How about an "if yes" form ... ?

    I would like to file a complaint about Comenity Bank calling my house and having the caller ID say they are AMC theaters, Sonitrol and a number of other completely unrelated companies. I have a list of at least 20 dates and times, the number and name they called from but when I answer it's Comenity Bank - when I tell them they can't call under the guise of a different company they blow it off and say they don't know anything about it. Now if want to report them it seems like I have to fill out this form…

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    • Why isnt your complaint form working for consumers that DO NOT have one of the required items like a phone for contact

      Why doenst your online complaint form allow for consumers to that do not have the required information (like a working phone number!) to file complaints about the lack of obtaining working phone service?

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        • Rathgeberlisa@yahoo.com

          Hi. Lisa good morning how are you.

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            • i have been on DSS in Yonkers, Mount Vernon,White Plains and did not get any services

              I went to court and received an affirmination date Westchester Supreme Court House 111 Martine Luther dr White Plains New york 10601 docket 14156/03 @ 25953/08 the businesses was served and no respose yet. My discussion would be if I was not in fires and found about the business I would not have gotten affordable housing. I feel that the agency as caseworkers is responsible for with holding information from client. It was like an award to me.

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              • CORES...

                I'm not too keen on CORES, as it seems to be more of a way that causes segregation... I believe we're aiming for a leap forward and not a bigger one back.

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                • show relevent topics information by Block diagrams & Graphically (most important)

                  Hi FCC,
                  The text color,font and explanation about every topics is excellent so far.....it is understandable for those users which are more interested to read theoretical explanation.
                  But when a new user visit your site which is not interested in theoretical explanation then he will be bored and can't read anymore......
                  I think you should explain your information about topics by block diagrams with existing text.
                  you should also use Graphically pics or something like that....
                  If you use these two things with existing text in your website then i hope it is more readable,interesting and understandable.
                  thanks..........

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                  • Printed Amateur Radio License

                    I would gladly pay $15 to $20 for a copy of my license. I do understand the reason and the logic behind your decision. After all you are funded by the taxpayers and yes I'm a taxpayer.

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                    • Diffrent body plea not

                      as POP3, SMTP, IMAP text messaging assuilt the the net zero so freindly to critzed we make **** using e-mails fu**k the police equeal chat relations counterfort the trangenders rights and freedoms have a lot of common past trime in 2004 a california where some trangers use ID crafts too say were being like the past time things it contest a guit of unreasonable amout of clutters

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                      • The The Warner Cable was a crushing in my computer

                        I request to FCC why did the Time Warner Cable was a crushing in my computer??
                        Because the reason why I watch of **** in my computer and I thought must be natural **** video and picture ?
                        I am not accept pay **** of the ***** and **** anything's.
                        I might never again do **** in my computer.
                        I knowledge I am a wrong, that I make a mistake.
                        I thought seem is natural **** picture and video and I won't pay that ***** and **** either.

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                        • Regulating The Internet...

                          After some very intense reading and and rather odd looks as to what nature were these two harsh sounding words being referred to? I'm still very lost words and I'm sure others would be as well.

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                          • Why Did The Time Warner cost so high my bills ?

                            I request to the FCC why Time Warner Cable were cost me so high bills again ?

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                            • ON fcc form 318 application for construction permit LPFM radio station it would be helpfull if one could be able to see the browser curser s

                              On Fcc form 318 Application for LPFM construction permit it would be more user reader friendly if it had an browser curser that could be read and once selected would allow one to browse then open and attach an PDF file as an exhibit.I either cannot read the place of where to select the curser or the system is not designed to be uded with windows 7.Either way I am having an very difficult time in trying to pre-file this form for the upcoming LPFM filing window.Her's an sample of the Files that I am trying to attach upon form…

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                              • According to the GMRS rules 462 MHz - 467 MHz

                                According to the wording on the website regarding GMRS: "The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is in the 462 - 467 MHz spectrum range". So then can I transmit on frequency 464.550MHz because it is in the described "range"?

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                                • Consider what people are searching for

                                  and set up the website/documents accordingly.

                                  It is very hard to navigate the website and the associated Bureaus. Rather than using the document numbers or filing references, describe what it is about. I am currently reading a Public Notice that is full of jargon, footnotes and lots of detail that seems unnecessary to explain what should be a simple process. It took me some random stabs in the dark and a few leaps of logic to even find the document in the first place. The associated web page is horrible to look at with a very strange layout.

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                                  • Please consolidate the Definition of Broadband in the US.

                                    I have seen multiple locations for the definition of broadband. Some state it is 768kbps down, some say 4mb down and I have seen as much as 6mb down bantered about on some pages. But the FCC's pages that have information on it for consumers says 200kbps down is broadband. Can we please have the pages updated so the information reflects current trends?

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                                    • add pictures

                                      pictures are nice

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                                      • Due to my error you posted me as anonymous I am J1k user name. thank you.

                                        My comments follow suit in the lack of user friendly site. for all interested I am user j1k. This site and administrators have my email on file. Thank you.

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                                        • What Is Going On????

                                          Okay... I was pretty sure this was a prank and not real in any way. I'm not sure what to make of this as I've kind of had some crazy months but I'm so confused

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