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Call and confirm your two year contract

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by JXStern, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    Just got a Verizon cell phone, and now just got second mailer offering
    me ten bucks or a thousand minutes if I call and confirm my two-year
    contract.

    What's up with that?

    J.
     



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  2. Notan

    Notan Guest

    JXStern wrote:
    >
    > Just got a Verizon cell phone, and now just got second mailer offering
    > me ten bucks or a thousand minutes if I call and confirm my two-year
    > contract.
    >
    > What's up with that?


    What do you mean "What's up with that?"

    They're trying to get you to sign a contract. Plain and simple.

    Notan
     
  3. cricket

    cricket Guest

    did you sign a one or two year when you got the phone?



    "JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
    news:eek:07701pvc6s07nk3d2rpkvdguklatdudo1@4ax.com...
    > Just got a Verizon cell phone, and now just got second mailer offering
    > me ten bucks or a thousand minutes if I call and confirm my two-year
    > contract.
    >
    > What's up with that?
    >
    > J.
    >
    >
     
  4. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:23:53 GMT, "cricket" <cricket23@myrealbox.com>
    wrote:
    >did you sign a one or two year when you got the phone?


    I thought I already got the two year ...


    J.
     
  5. cricket

    cricket Guest

    damn, I hope I get one of those letters. <g>

    "JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
    news:k729015cod0aufrk3bhjjtqu9bfmvmdli4@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:23:53 GMT, "cricket" <cricket23@myrealbox.com>
    > wrote:
    >>did you sign a one or two year when you got the phone?

    >
    > I thought I already got the two year ...
    >
    >
    > J.
    >
    >
     
  6. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    cricket wrote:
    > damn, I hope I get one of those letters. <g>
    >
    > "JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
    > news:k729015cod0aufrk3bhjjtqu9bfmvmdli4@4ax.com...
    >
    >>On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:23:53 GMT, "cricket" <cricket23@myrealbox.com>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>did you sign a one or two year when you got the phone?

    >>
    >>I thought I already got the two year ...


    The fine print says that the 1000 minutes expire in 60 days :( How is
    one going to change their usage habits to use their cell phone an
    additional 16 2/3 hours in the next two months?? I think this is a real
    low-cost way to hook someone in a two-year contract.
     
  7. cricket

    cricket Guest

    I'd take the $10.... we didn't use all of our 400 min shared between 3
    phones before I upgraded to 500 min.



    "CharlesH" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:mM9Nd.1147$ZZ.313@newssvr23.news.prodigy.net...
    > cricket wrote:
    >> damn, I hope I get one of those letters. <g>
    >>
    >> "JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
    >> news:k729015cod0aufrk3bhjjtqu9bfmvmdli4@4ax.com...
    >>
    >>>On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:23:53 GMT, "cricket" <cricket23@myrealbox.com>
    >>>wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>did you sign a one or two year when you got the phone?
    >>>
    >>>I thought I already got the two year ...

    >
    > The fine print says that the 1000 minutes expire in 60 days :( How is one
    > going to change their usage habits to use their cell phone an additional
    > 16 2/3 hours in the next two months?? I think this is a real low-cost way
    > to hook someone in a two-year contract.
     
  8. Evan Platt

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:01:30 GMT, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net>
    wrote:

    >Just got a Verizon cell phone, and now just got second mailer offering
    >me ten bucks or a thousand minutes if I call and confirm my two-year
    >contract.
    >
    >What's up with that?


    My guess is a little 'housecleaning'. A good number of people complain
    "I never signed a contract!" so now when someone signs a verbal
    contract, they get a confirmation letter. So someone will call,
    confirm they signed the contract (verbally) and get free minutes, or
    call up and say "Hey, I never signed or agreed to a contract!
    --
    To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.
     
  9. In article <131b0190371kqccl33dasfn824v4bsciel@4ax.com>,
    Evan Platt <evan@TheObvious.espphotography.com> wrote:
    >On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:01:30 GMT, JXStern <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>Just got a Verizon cell phone, and now just got second mailer offering
    >>me ten bucks or a thousand minutes if I call and confirm my two-year
    >>contract.
    >>
    >>What's up with that?

    >
    >My guess is a little 'housecleaning'. A good number of people complain
    >"I never signed a contract!" so now when someone signs a verbal
    >contract, they get a confirmation letter. So someone will call,
    >confirm they signed the contract (verbally) and get free minutes, or
    >call up and say "Hey, I never signed or agreed to a contract!
    >--
    >To reply, remove TheObvious from my e-mail address.



    I once received a call on my cell phone (VZW as the carrier), during the
    day, while at work, in the middle of doing something. I thought the call
    was simply a courtesy to see how I enjoyed my service, but I also knew
    only my family had my number. About a week later, I received a letter
    from VZW showing I had signed up for a new one year contract. I called,
    complained, had the contract voided, and told customer service to remove
    my cell number as a way to contact me, and to include a note to only call
    my landline number if they need to reach me.

    That's my story.

    Scott
     
  10. >>Just got a Verizon cell phone, and now just got second mailer offering
    >>me ten bucks or a thousand minutes if I call and confirm my two-year
    >>contract.
    >>
    >>What's up with that?

    >
    >
    > My guess is a little 'housecleaning'. A good number of people complain
    > "I never signed a contract!" so now when someone signs a verbal
    > contract, they get a confirmation letter. So someone will call,
    > confirm they signed the contract (verbally) and get free minutes, or
    > call up and say "Hey, I never signed or agreed to a contract!


    If that is the case, it is a good idea. That way if a CSR doesn't
    properly explain or people don't understand (sometimes they may be
    ignorant, sometimes there may be a communication barrier, it could be
    anything), it would give people a chance to verify.

    I think I'm lucky because I took an ATTWS plan post-merger, and Cingular
    confiscated all forms, so I didn't have to sign anything. However, I
    got such a good plan I will probably keep it for years to come.

    TH
     

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