I thought that it should be illegal but wasn't sure. It should be. Then again, does anyone care? I mean, there are so many of these places operating that it would be difficult to round them all up. And who are the phone police these days? Now that Ma Bell has been dismantled. Remember when you couldn't even put an extension cord on you home phone without fear that they would find out? But I'm sure you're not as old as I am.
PS: I love the Ronald Reagan quote. So true.