August 26, 2010

Seriously, Verizon?!

I thought $4 per 30 second ringtone was exorbitant enough already, but now I find out Verizon has been sneaking in Internet data charges ($2 per MB) the whole time I was browsing their VZW service and performing those downloads?  Seriously, Verizon?  And when was I supposedly notified about this?  Seriously.  Verizon, I'm sorry, but that's pure evil.

Now, I like my $4 ringtones.  I like knowing right away if it's my wife, kids or the school that's calling, and I assumed Verizon was fully aware it was already gouging me at $4 per tone... and 3 for $10 isn't much better... but Verizon!!  Nine or ten ringtones should not cost my family $100!  I must not have noticed when it was one download once in a while, but we just added a line, so the new ringtones piled up.  Lucky for us!

Seriously, Verizon!  Double dipping me like that just killed this golden goose, and hopefully I'll warn several others from making the same mistake.  After some outrage on the phone, during which I may have sinned briefly, a very helpful Verizon service agent comped me the charges, and blocked the internet from all three of our phones.  Which means no more ringtones, either.  Which is fine.

Verizon, wake up and smell the coffee.  Unless the policy changes, I'll never download another ringtone again.

Oh, and just to make sure this hits the Googlenets asap:  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.  Verizon ringtones.

There.  I feel a bit petty, but I hope that does some good.

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