Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Sprint's customer service is not a breath of fresh air and neither is the phone service. When I signed up back in January, I agreed to a charge (with fees and taxes already written into that charge) of $203 a month, with the first payment being more because of a setup fee. Well, after that first month, I was still being charged almost $100 more, and the only thing customer service could tell me was that it was "fees and taxes," even though those are already supposed to be accounted for. It's almost as if someone was still charging me the setup fee each month, but they were too ignorant to stop the charge (or perhaps too greedy). So I kept paying it because I felt I had no choice since I needed service, but I felt it was a breech of contract.
Then things started to fall apart even more.
I'm paying for LTE and am supposed to have it in my area (and hell, I'm only a half mile away from a Sprint tower!), but outside of the first month of service, I haven't seen anything beyond 3G (and sometimes 1x!) on my phone. No, LTE isn't shut off, and I'm probably more technically-advanced than your technical support staff. Either service is just that crappy, or the hardware was starting to fail in the phone. I want to say the antenna in the phone is just bad, but no, it could be the service because this phone has pulled 4G, but only downtown around the circle, and only outside on a sunny day. That, and I can barely get a bar on the phone signal side of things. I've had dropped call after dropped call and often in the middle of important calls.
The microphone started having issues on my phone next (which seems to be a common enough problem with these phones that they don't tell you, but I can find it in a search on Google). I would be talking to someone, and suddenly, they couldn't hear me. It grew worse -- so bad I needed to replace the phone. Plus, the audio jack stopped working on my husband's GS3. Good thing I had insurance added to my account!
So we replaced the phones. And everything was a little better...until this morning. Sprint suspended my service just because my account is $40 over. Now most people would laugh and say, "Pay the $40!" However, after all that I've been through in this short time, I am simply done. I am not being gouged for more, and in all honesty, I'd rather take my service to a "pay as you go" because at least I know I won't be charged more than I'm supposed to be. I'm on Social Security, and you've had it noted (supposedly) in my account that I pay on the 1st of the month. I've been prompt with my payments. And I'd be happy to pay the huge amount I'm going to have to pay now (the extra $60 a month I've been paying for no reason and this extra amount, making this somewhere over $300) on the 1st normally, but with this having happened and then being fed more bs by your customer service people when I talked to someone about this...I am just done. Good-bye, Sprint. Hello, Straight Talk. (And no, I won't take your "pay as you go" services because we've had Boost and Virgin before in this area. Boost is mediocre at best, and Virgin just plain sucks at everything -- which makes sense when people say they are on your "shit tier" of service. No thanks.)
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Rand Paul: America Needs To 'Just Apologize To Apple, Compliment Them For Job Creation'
A Senate report released shows the great lengths Apple goes to to avoid paying taxes on profits
overseas, defrauding the U.S. Treasury and in a essence, not paying a dime of taxes owed on billions
in corporate profits-
In a 40-page memorandum released a day before Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to testify before Congress, the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations identified three subsidiaries that have no "tax residency" in Ireland, where they are incorporated, or in the United States, where company executives manage those companies.
"Apple has exploited a difference between Irish and U.S. tax residency rules," the report said.
Huge companies like Apple and Facebook are abusing loopholes in the IRS tax code all in the name of profit and greed and goons like Rand Paul and his GOP coharts praise them for doing so.
I got a trillion dollar idea. Lets close these loopholes and make these companies pay there fair share like everyone else. The free ride is over and it' time to pay up for years of deliberate deception and financial abuses.
- Senators blast Apple for keeping most profits overseas in hearing
- Apple's biggest sin: Popularity
- Apple defends its Irish tax before Congress
- Apple Boss Cook Grilled Over Tax
- Apple's Cook faces Senate questions on taxes
- Live: Apple CEO Faces Senate Questions on Taxes
- Hoping To Raise Money From Tech Industry, Rand Paul Defends Apple's Tax Dodging
- Is Carl Levin or Rand Paul Right on Apple's Tax Avoidance?
- Senate reports Apple sheltered $44 billion in offshore tax havens
- Jon Stewart Tells Rand Paul He Can't Just 'Yada Yada Yada' The GOP's Past
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Begin impeach proceedings for Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and House Rep. Darrel Issa, for their handling of Benghazi | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government Petition!
|English: Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Official portrait of United States Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Begin impeach proceedings for Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and House Rep. Darrel Issa, for their handling of Benghazi | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government:
'via Blog this'
- Sen. Ted Cruz's solution to the IRS: Abolish it
- Nixon Lied Nobody Died: Rep. Issa Asserts "Hillary Clinton Not Target" in Benghazi Investigation
- Shocking: Twitter tattlers reveal #HowTedCruzBulliedHarryReid
- 'Darrell Issa Acknowledges He Learned Nothing New From His Benghazi Hearing'
- Darrell Issa Is Refusing to Allow Co-Chairs of Benghazi Review to Testify in Public
- Dem. Strategist Calls Ted Cruz the 'Most Talented and Fearless Republican Politician' He's Seen in Decades
- Facts Are a Terrible Thing to Waste-a Tea Party Members Mind on the Other Hand???
- Go away, 2016 presidential obsession!
- Ethics Quote of the Week: Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Posted by Political_Correctness? at 5/20/2013 10:42:00 PM
|The red "GOP" logo used by the party for its website (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Forward Progressives — The Latest Scandal – Republicans Sabotaging Their Own Party:
It's a GOP thing. Screwing shit up and blaming others...
- Benghazi Bullshit: The Real Scandal is the Media Pretending that Republicans Aren't Lying
- What happens to Obama under fire?
- Launder the Scandals
- HuffPost Radio: BOTH SIDES NOW : The InsaneStream Media Says 'It's the Scandals, Stupid'
- Marco Rubio blames President Obama for latest scandals
- The Morning Plum: A reality check on Beltway scandal-mania
- Six ways the GOP could screw up the Obama administration's scandals
- When Idols Fall
- Why the GOP may regret its Obama scandal obsession
- Keep Talkin' Ted!
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How is that for transparency and "the truth"?
My history lesson to the GOP and Tea Bagger's currently foaming at the mouth.
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Taxpayer Dollars Are Helping Monsanto Sell Seeds Abroad | Mother Jones
Yep, your tax dollars are helping Monsanto post record profits and in all reality, it's a crying shame. With all of the focus on slashing deficits and reducing SNAP benefits, one would think there would be an outrage from the likes of Fox News and Congress.
Hear that? That's the sound of grasshoppers chirping, paint drying and the sound of grass growing....
- Monsanto and Other GM Firms Are Winning in the US - and Globally
- FIGHTING BACK: Senator Planning To Push Amendment Repealing 'Monsanto Protection Act'
- Monsanto and other GM firms are winning in the US - and globally | Wenonah Hauter
- Dem Senator Takes Aim At 'Outrageous Special Interest Provision'
- Taxpayer Dollars Are Helping Monsanto Sell Seeds Abroad
- CLN - Leak : US Using Taxpayer Dollars To Promote Monsanto GMOs Overseas - 16 May 2013
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