AT&T Wants to Replace Your Landline with a Cell Tower- Seriously

Many AT&T customers have recently received the above notice in their monthly bills. The notice threatens to disconnect your service unless you allow “network equipment ” (likely wireless transmitters) to be installed on your home though AT&T have been vague and (falsely) reassuring to most people who have called them in complaint.  These passages from the notice are particularly alarming:

“If you do not allow AT&T to install the new network equipment at your premises, your telephone service may be disconnected…”

“If you do not agree with the terms of the amendments call us at 800 288 2020 to cancel your service.   If you don’t cancel your service it means you accept the terms of these amendments.”

Take Action now to defend our reliable, safer landline services. Send your complaint to the California Public Utilities Commission Consumer Affairs Branch (or the utility regulator in your state) either by phone or by mail. Or both. Tell them there was no public notice or consultation and you demand hearings.

Californians contact:

CPUC Consumer Affairs
Formal Complaints
505 So. Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102

Telephone: 415-703-2074 (Many prompts to click through…please choose 1, 2, 1, 4, 0 and then you’ll get a person to make your complaint to. Insist a written complaint be taken (open until 4:30pm). Here’s the link to the Formal Complaint form.

Talking Points:

• The flyer enclosed in the May bill is 1) misleading, 2) threatening and 3) coercing
• You feel you have no choice and have not been given enough time or information.

You can also contact the Commissioners, whose job it is to protect us against utility coercion and disinformation.

Clifford Rechtschaffen: 415-703-1840
Martha Guzman Aceves: 415-703-2971
Carla Peterman: 415-703-1407
President Michael Picker: 415-703-2444
Liane Randolph: 415-703-2156

Now is the time for those who depend on their landlines and refuse to be exposed to RF- simply for a voice connection-  to show up at CPUC meetings and speak out. Anyone can speak on any topic in open comments before the scheduled agenda.

Upcoming CPUC Meetings:

  • June 15 – Sacramento
  • June 29 – San Francisco
  • July 13 – San Francisco
  • Aug. 10 – San Francisco
  • Aug. 24 – San Francisco
  • Sept. 14 – San Francisco

Purchase a safer analog landline phone from the SSM! Store (they work even when the power goes out unlike the alternatives AT&T wants to force on us)

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Wireless Public Health Warning Cards en Español

Stop Smart Meters! is excited to announce the publication of our popular Public Health Awareness cards en Español, in order to more effectively reach out internationally and to the more than 40 million Spanish speakers in the United States.

The cards are available in our online store for $9.95 for a 50-pack including shipping within the US (please ask about bulk discounts). You can also purchase the English version of the card, brochures, sale price EMF meters and more. ¡Gracias por ayudarnos a sacar el mensaje! (Thank you for getting the word out to the people!)

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CA State Senate Approves SB 649

Update 6/1/17: SB 649 was passed by the State Senate on May 31st 2017. It goes next to Assembly committees and possibly on to the Assembly floor. Detailed information/ updates about the bill hereContact Your CA State Assemblymember Today- Say NO on SB 649.

I was interviewed by Public News Service reporter Suzanne Potter regarding the campaign against #SB649,the California bill that would force potentially millions of small-cell, high frequency antennas onto street poles, including on residential streets. You can read the article and listen to the segment here.

Also, be sure to read one physician’s perspective on why putting 5G antennas everywhere may be a very bad idea: Vice President of Community Health for Santa Clara County Medical Assn. Cindy Russell: A 5G Wireless Future: Will it Give us a Smart Nation or Contribute to an Unhealthy One?

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“Smart Attack”

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Update on Mass Call-in to State Senate for #SB649

Appropriations Committee, May 15, 2017 Update:

A huge thank-you to everyone who called in to the Appropriations Committee hearing conference call despite the technical problems and the short notice. Many couldn’t get through because the web portal was shut down.

At the last minute, Senate Security only allowed one call to be broadcast, so Nina Beety, who was on another line, was the only phone testimony the committee heard. This is very disappointing for the EMS/EHS public who already experience so much discrimination.

However, we have arranged for comments to be put into the public record of the hearing itself. Fill out the form at by this Friday. The form includes a place to write your statement; include fiscal/cost reasons to oppose this bill. All these comments will be delivered to the Appropriations Committee before next week’s meeting. The Sergeant at Arms has assured us those comments will go into the official hearing record.

The hearing video is up at
05/15/2017  Senate Appropriations Committee
Watch from 3:49:10 to 3:58:15

SB 649 was put in the suspense file until next week, along with many other bills. During this week, they will have more time to weigh the bill. They will vote next week, May 25, on whether it goes to the full Senate. They have to vote on it by next Friday or it will die in committee. Links below to the Legislative Calendar with deadlines and the Appropriations Rules.

Contact the Appropriations Committee Senators by phone, fax and email. Also call/fax/cc your local senator.

If it passes out of the Appropriations Committee, it has a deadline of June 2 for a full Senate vote – that’s very fast.  After that, it moves to the Assembly.

Rules violations could stop or delay the bill as well as the costs, which have not been quantified and for which they haven’t appropriated funds.

Sen. Ben Hueso is the bill author and was highlighted in yesterday’s article from Bruce Kushnick on Huffpost:

California Wireless Legislation: Paid for by AT&T et al

Legislative Calendar – deadlines for bills

Appropriations Committee – explanation of process and rules

Contact senators now to tell them NO on SB 649!

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