The weekend update is coming a tad early this week. Well, I don’t know when you’re actually going to read this as I’m up at the lake, and I’ve lost my internet connection up here. Seems that when I bought my new phone, Verizon didn’t care to include the wireless hotspot I’ve enjoyed with my last phone, with new one. I can still get it, but now it costs me $20.00 a month for it. Which sucks. Lemmie translate for you my conversation with my friends at Verizon.
“Thank you for calling Verizon, Can ya hear me now?”
“yes I can thank you. I have recently purchased a new phone and was wondering how I accessed the Mobile Hot Spot feature on my phone?”
“let me look you up”… Pause…. Pause…. “Ah mr Shnakcari, I see that you recently upgraded from a Palm Pre to an iPhone is that true?”
“It is indeed. I went large on the phone this time, Ma’am”
“Well Mr. Snackarai with your new phone there is a $20.00 monthly fee for hotspot access.”
WTF. “Gollie, I was told by the nice lady at that I’d have the same exact access as I did on my old phone”
“well Mr Snackarakski, you do have the same access”
“but it’s twenty bucks more ma’am. I thought it would be the same.”
“It is the same”
“$240 a year is not what I would call the same”
“I’m sorry Mr. Sank-a-ray’,
“Just call me ‘valued customer if you would’”
“Ok VC. Since you bought the iPhone we can charge you extra for stuff?”
“because you want the iPhone, no one wants the pre”
Hmm, I had to think about that one. As I was uh.. doodling “bitch” on my note pad.
There is none. Nada. No one gives a shit about fat old white guy complaining about the data plan on his overpriced Apple iPhone from the world leader in nickel and dimeing customers. I’ve heard of the Apple Tax, that extra 30-50% you pay to use Apple products. Actually, I’ve come around now and I’ll gladly pay it, the stuff just works. I haven’t had to think about and G-d Damned driver in over a year. Haven’t had a f’n crash in a year and half.
I resent that I have to deal with it from Verizon.
“Valued Customer, you ordered the white iPhone didn’t you?”
“Technically we could charge you another $10.00 just because you have the hottest phone on the planet”
Good G-d, I haven’t felt like this since my trip to the Doctor last week.