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JD Power Rankings 2003 for Wireless Carriers

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by JT, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Justin Green

    Justin Green Guest

    "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vo6hs03gp81i30@corp.supernews.com...
    > Nope, not just randomized either. I've lived in this country for almost
    > 50 years, never got randomly selected by either JD Powers or Neilson.
    > The so called random selections are a little more controlled than you
    > may want to think.
    > Specific target groups in specific areas are poled. It's kind of like
    > lot of random medical poles you read about but never have happen to you.
    > It would cost too much money to do an actual random pole.
    > I'll spin this into another post.


    Just because you haven't got picked doesn't mean it's not random.



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  2. William Bray

    William Bray Guest

    Try this on for size. Based on a survey of 1,200 cell phone users, a
    group called Zelos gave an approving nod to the cell phone industry to
    step into the phone number list selling business. Based on a very small
    number of people's tolerance toward this stupid idea all of us are about
    to have our cell phone numbers listed and all the cell phone companies
    will make a mint off our backs. All of them. ALL.
    Was that really a random representation of 140 million users?

    I have been involved in surveys from the inside, I know what goes on.
    JD Powers is not immune from this selected audience surveying, they do
    it too. So what? Just because someone may not like the idea doesn't
    mean it doesn't happen. I am not trying to harm their reputation- that
    would be futile. I am a nobody in the greater scheme of things. They
    are a public entity.
    I do not care to be surveyed, I've seen what is really done with what is
    said. The results of the survey are seldom actually reflective of what
    you put into it. Surveyors and marketers (though often one and the
    same) are very selective about who they "interview".
    For example, for some products no one above 50 is to be interviewed.
    Why? Because the marketers believe that older people are not open to
    new ideas. Can you honestly say that such exclusive practices are
    really random population selections? Oh course not. But that is what
    goes on in practically every single survey.
    JD Powers often faces law suits from the loosing party. Sometimes they
    loose. Does this mean they are not trustworthy? No, it means that
    according to some other standard of measurement someone disagrees with
    their survey. These are the facts and reality of business. JD Powers
    happens to be very good at what they do, and more often than not folks
    agree with them. I agree with the placement they made of the cell phone
    company I use- especially if public image is part of the equation.


    "Justin Green" <justin@cjteam.com> wrote in article
    <vo6ttm7vgctd0a@corp.supernews.com>:
    >
    > "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vo6hs03gp81i30@corp.supernews.com...
    > > Nope, not just randomized either. I've lived in this country for almost
    > > 50 years, never got randomly selected by either JD Powers or Neilson.
    > > The so called random selections are a little more controlled than you
    > > may want to think.
    > > Specific target groups in specific areas are poled. It's kind of like
    > > lot of random medical poles you read about but never have happen to you.
    > > It would cost too much money to do an actual random pole.
    > > I'll spin this into another post.

    >
    > Just because you haven't got picked doesn't mean it's not random.
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  3. That depends on who you talk to and what the person's needs are. The
    fact that my AT&T GSM phone works in my friends basement when NO Verizon
    phone works in their entire house is a prime example. They've tried all
    kinds of VZW phones from Nokias to the new LGVX6000 (yes I know its
    digital only).

    Basically, to each his own.

    --
    Michael Y.


    denver_baisden@yahoo.com (Test Man) wrote in article
    <vnuoe3jtitl659@corp.supernews.com>:
    > Just face it people, VZW is the best. Even comsumer reports says so.
    >
    > --
    > Can you hear me now? Good!
    >
    >
    > mitch_44@yahoo.com (mitchell friend) wrote in article
    > <vnun3f2jlcnb53@corp.supernews.com>:
    > > they are a for profit company who makes money off companys they do
    > > surveys on,who ever pays the most gets best deal.surveys they do are
    > > always a joke,stuff ends up with recalls,or is taken off the market,or
    > > doesnt sell a lot of.
    > >
    > > "Justin" <justinnomorespam@cjteem.com> wrote in article
    > > <cc69a12bd55a4352c1db8e6042e1499f@news.teranews.com>:
    > > >
    > > > "Mr T" <mrt@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:vntt0m69115qee@corp.supernews.com...
    > > > > That's my question every time I look at one of those surveys
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > I mean, do you have some evidence that they are paid off, don't follow
    > > > scientific procedures for surveys, etc? Anything like that? Or are you
    > > > just dissing them because you can't find out the minute details of the
    > > > studies?
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com]

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  4. A LOT of phone companies stink in the Upper part of Michigan. The only
    two that I found good were AT&T Wireless and Cingular mainly because
    they roamed off of Centennial Wireless and some other companies when you
    get into analog and in the UP. VZW and Sprint are ok when you go up
    north from analog roaming, not great. NexTel is always a drag. And
    T-Mobile is decent, but NPI is not a great carrier IMO.

    --
    Michael Y.


    About Dakota <aboutdakota@REMOVEMEhotmail.com> wrote in article
    <3F7FBA33.107@REMOVEMEhotmail.com>:
    >
    >
    > Test Man wrote:
    > > Just face it people, VZW is the best. Even comsumer reports says so.

    >
    > You have to remember that different companies are different in different
    > parts of the nation. For example, in the south central region, Cingular
    > was rated at the top. Verizon made the top in several regions, but
    > Verizon seems to be weak in Oklahoma (for its native coverage). If
    > Verizon had weak native coverage in Oklahoma, it is very unlikely that
    > Verizon will have a large customer base in Oklahoma. Likewise, there is
    > NO possibility that Cingular would have good customer base in the north
    > central region of the United States (for example, Cingular does not
    > operate in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota,
    > Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota,
    > Vermont, or Wyoming, thus making it impossible for Cingular to even be
    > rated in those places.).
    >
    > Also, I would like to say that in Montana, Verizon is terrible.
    > However, on the Atlantic coast, Verizon dominates (this probably has to
    > do with the fact that "Baby Bell" Verizon Communications was formerly
    > Bell Atlantic), and acquired Nynex early in the lifespan of what would
    > become Verizon Wireless (in association with AirTouch, which was owned
    > by Vodafone prior to the merger with Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile to
    > become Verizon Wireless).
    >
    > > Just face it people, VZW is the best. Even comsumer reports says so.

    >
    > Again, why don't you drive through Kentucky and ask people who have
    > moved there while in contract with Verizon Wireless...or residents of
    > Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, (north half of) Wisconsin,
    > or (upper) Michigan). These areas are not even covered on the
    > "America's Choice" plans.
    >
    > I do not know much about AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Nextel, other than
    > each has a hole huge hole in north central/midwest plains region.
    >
    > AD
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  5. Justin

    Justin Guest

    "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vo74r6pf11ojcc@corp.supernews.com...
    > Try this on for size. Based on a survey of 1,200 cell phone users, a
    > group called Zelos gave an approving nod to the cell phone industry to
    > step into the phone number list selling business. Based on a very small
    > number of people's tolerance toward this stupid idea all of us are about
    > to have our cell phone numbers listed and all the cell phone companies
    > will make a mint off our backs. All of them. ALL.
    > Was that really a random representation of 140 million users?
    >
    > I have been involved in surveys from the inside, I know what goes on.
    > JD Powers is not immune from this selected audience surveying, they do
    > it too. So what? Just because someone may not like the idea doesn't
    > mean it doesn't happen. I am not trying to harm their reputation- that
    > would be futile. I am a nobody in the greater scheme of things. They
    > are a public entity.
    > I do not care to be surveyed, I've seen what is really done with what is
    > said. The results of the survey are seldom actually reflective of what
    > you put into it. Surveyors and marketers (though often one and the
    > same) are very selective about who they "interview".
    > For example, for some products no one above 50 is to be interviewed.
    > Why? Because the marketers believe that older people are not open to
    > new ideas. Can you honestly say that such exclusive practices are
    > really random population selections? Oh course not. But that is what
    > goes on in practically every single survey.
    > JD Powers often faces law suits from the loosing party. Sometimes they
    > loose. Does this mean they are not trustworthy? No, it means that
    > according to some other standard of measurement someone disagrees with
    > their survey. These are the facts and reality of business. JD Powers
    > happens to be very good at what they do, and more often than not folks
    > agree with them. I agree with the placement they made of the cell phone
    > company I use- especially if public image is part of the equation.



    Again, post your sources.
  6. In article <320cbdb259dbe28a33d309069ec3c9ad@news.teranews.com>,
    "Justin" <justinnomorespam@cjteem.com> wrote:

    > I am Phillipe.
    >
    > "Trust me, I work for Sprint."
    > - Rob Viagra


    "and I'm here to help you"

    We have a deal on a nice recondi, uh I mean new phone for you.
  7. William Bray

    William Bray Guest

    My source is the JD Powers web site. If you don't want to do your own
    research then have it your way. How many times do I have to keep saying
    this? Check them out for yourself!
    If you are too lazy to do this then go to mall and start your education
    from the ground up.

    "Justin" <justinnomorespam@cjteem.com> wrote in article
    <ced59ae15c4a5fcd16777ff5ff637259@news.teranews.com>:
    >
    > "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vo74r6pf11ojcc@corp.supernews.com...
    > > Try this on for size. Based on a survey of 1,200 cell phone users, a
    > > group called Zelos gave an approving nod to the cell phone industry to
    > > step into the phone number list selling business. Based on a very small
    > > number of people's tolerance toward this stupid idea all of us are about
    > > to have our cell phone numbers listed and all the cell phone companies
    > > will make a mint off our backs. All of them. ALL.
    > > Was that really a random representation of 140 million users?
    > >
    > > I have been involved in surveys from the inside, I know what goes on.
    > > JD Powers is not immune from this selected audience surveying, they do
    > > it too. So what? Just because someone may not like the idea doesn't
    > > mean it doesn't happen. I am not trying to harm their reputation- that
    > > would be futile. I am a nobody in the greater scheme of things. They
    > > are a public entity.
    > > I do not care to be surveyed, I've seen what is really done with what is
    > > said. The results of the survey are seldom actually reflective of what
    > > you put into it. Surveyors and marketers (though often one and the
    > > same) are very selective about who they "interview".
    > > For example, for some products no one above 50 is to be interviewed.
    > > Why? Because the marketers believe that older people are not open to
    > > new ideas. Can you honestly say that such exclusive practices are
    > > really random population selections? Oh course not. But that is what
    > > goes on in practically every single survey.
    > > JD Powers often faces law suits from the loosing party. Sometimes they
    > > loose. Does this mean they are not trustworthy? No, it means that
    > > according to some other standard of measurement someone disagrees with
    > > their survey. These are the facts and reality of business. JD Powers
    > > happens to be very good at what they do, and more often than not folks
    > > agree with them. I agree with the placement they made of the cell phone
    > > company I use- especially if public image is part of the equation.

    >
    >
    > Again, post your sources.
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  8. Justin

    Justin Guest

    "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vo93ah5g89ntf9@corp.supernews.com...
    > My source is the JD Powers web site. If you don't want to do your own
    > research then have it your way. How many times do I have to keep saying
    > this? Check them out for yourself!
    > If you are too lazy to do this then go to mall and start your education
    > from the ground up.


    Funny, but I didn't see any press releases or other pages at the JD Powers
    site where companies had sued JD Powers, as you claim.
  9. William Bray

    William Bray Guest

    Fine, have it your way. You obviously live in oblivion about how the
    real market works. I will not get into case laws or case history as
    this is a violation of the laws that govern my job. What I know about
    surveys I have also posted at alt.cellular. I am not interested in
    posting things that have nothing to do with the central issue of this
    post, and we are getting way off topic. You win.

    "Justin" <justinnomorespam@cjteem.com> wrote in article
    <42b16276ec92f2fab87d22114a6ad941@news.teranews.com>:
    >
    > "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vo93ah5g89ntf9@corp.supernews.com...
    > > My source is the JD Powers web site. If you don't want to do your own
    > > research then have it your way. How many times do I have to keep saying
    > > this? Check them out for yourself!
    > > If you are too lazy to do this then go to mall and start your education
    > > from the ground up.

    >
    > Funny, but I didn't see any press releases or other pages at the JD Powers
    > site where companies had sued JD Powers, as you claim.
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  10. Justin Green

    Justin Green Guest

    "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vo97smk00mglac@corp.supernews.com...
    > Fine, have it your way. You obviously live in oblivion about how the
    > real market works. I will not get into case laws or case history as
    > this is a violation of the laws that govern my job. What I know about
    > surveys I have also posted at alt.cellular. I am not interested in
    > posting things that have nothing to do with the central issue of this
    > post, and we are getting way off topic. You win.



    I live in oblivion? All I asked for was a link or a source that could be
    verified for your proclaimed kickbacks and lawsuits.
  11. William Bray

    William Bray Guest

    No my friend. You do not want links. You want to be right. You want
    to win at any cost. This is obvious in several of your other posts. I
    already provided plenty of information on such minor issues as
    kick-backs. Another poster provided links about panels and kickbacks.
    If you read my other post you would realize that I am limited in what I
    can say. I often work in this field.
    You want to win and be right. So be right and enjoy your victory. This
    discussion has gotten so far off the real issues that it is vain to keep
    hammering away. No doubt you will wish to get in a last word. Smile.
    you're on Candid e-mail.

    "Justin Green" <justin@cjteam.com> wrote in article
    <vo9f46sf9afja9@corp.supernews.com>:
    >
    > "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vo97smk00mglac@corp.supernews.com...
    > > Fine, have it your way. You obviously live in oblivion about how the
    > > real market works. I will not get into case laws or case history as
    > > this is a violation of the laws that govern my job. What I know about
    > > surveys I have also posted at alt.cellular. I am not interested in
    > > posting things that have nothing to do with the central issue of this
    > > post, and we are getting way off topic. You win.

    >
    >
    > I live in oblivion? All I asked for was a link or a source that could be
    > verified for your proclaimed kickbacks and lawsuits.
    >
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  12. Justin Green

    Justin Green Guest

    "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vo9io1m68dog36@corp.supernews.com...
    > No my friend. You do not want links. You want to be right. You want
    > to win at any cost. This is obvious in several of your other posts. I
    > already provided plenty of information on such minor issues as
    > kick-backs. Another poster provided links about panels and kickbacks.
    > If you read my other post you would realize that I am limited in what I
    > can say. I often work in this field.
    > You want to win and be right. So be right and enjoy your victory. This
    > discussion has gotten so far off the real issues that it is vain to keep
    > hammering away. No doubt you will wish to get in a last word. Smile.
    > you're on Candid e-mail.



    LOL, ok. I politely ask you about a claim you make and you respond with
    this trash. All the information was from you and not another source.
    Pretend to be offended, fine. Go troll me in another forum, fine. I'm not
    bringing that crap over here, sorry. Apparently you don't have anything
    more intelligent to say, so I guess I'll just see you back in the Sprint
    forum.
  13. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    In article <f3a3ad1c8aad414d746f824a35e50cdc@news.teranews.com>,=20
    justinnomorespam@cjteem.com says...
    > And all I'm saying is that there was another report for the 2003 survey t=

    hat
    > listed the companies, along with their total points, in the order in whic=

    h
    > they ranked. I fail to see the point of your "alphabetical order" commen=

    t
    > if it wasn't to say that they didn't list the carriers in the order in wh=

    ich
    > they placed overall.
    >=20


    What that ignores, Justin, is that consumers don't go looking for press=20
    releases. If they go to check out wireless carriers, they're going to=20
    go look at the JDPA web site, click on the consumer's link, select=20
    Telecom, then wireless. And when they get there, they're going to find=20
    that Sprint PCS rates *not* at the bottom, nor at the top, but=20
    respectably well in ever region of the country.

    Why the disconnect, do you surmise?

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.
  14. William Bray

    William Bray Guest

    Justin, I feel like such a fool. How could I have been such an idiot!
    I feel like burying my head in the sand.

    I did a lot of research earlier today, mostly looking for the types of
    links that you wanted me to include. I found a few, but so what! Most
    of the negative entries were mundane nonsense that amounted to nothing
    more than folks not liking the findings on their favorite things.
    The amount of information I learned about the beneficial impact of JD
    Powers on all sorts of industries is incredible. No one, at least on
    the West coast, has put so much effort into producing such accuracy in
    their studies as this group has done. I can not begin to tell you how
    impressed I became.

    Well, I don't mean to rave, there will always be things about surveys
    that I don't like, but I know this post will get spread to more folks
    then what I posted at Sprint.

    PS. I may not like your pushy style but sometimes that's what it takes
    to get folks to think more clearly. Thanks

    "Justin Green" <justin@cjteam.com> wrote in article
    <vo9jqdii0jk37e@corp.supernews.com>:
    >
    > "William Bray" <wmbray@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vo9io1m68dog36@corp.supernews.com...
    > > No my friend. You do not want links. You want to be right. You want
    > > to win at any cost. This is obvious in several of your other posts. I
    > > already provided plenty of information on such minor issues as
    > > kick-backs. Another poster provided links about panels and kickbacks.
    > > If you read my other post you would realize that I am limited in what I
    > > can say. I often work in this field.
    > > You want to win and be right. So be right and enjoy your victory. This
    > > discussion has gotten so far off the real issues that it is vain to keep
    > > hammering away. No doubt you will wish to get in a last word. Smile.
    > > you're on Candid e-mail.

    >
    >
    > LOL, ok. I politely ask you about a claim you make and you respond with
    > this trash. All the information was from you and not another source.
    > Pretend to be offended, fine. Go troll me in another forum, fine. I'm not
    > bringing that crap over here, sorry. Apparently you don't have anything
    > more intelligent to say, so I guess I'll just see you back in the Sprint
    > forum.
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
  15. Renaldo

    Renaldo Guest

    Keep telling yourself that. Maybe folks read third party reviews, which will
    talk about JD Power. Or people talk to their friends who will experience the
    bad Customer Service and on their own come to the same result as JD Power.
    Sprint PCS customer service rates last and not respectably well.
    Totally delusional - "respectably well", where did that phrase come from?

    The churn rate proves that Sprint is at the bottom, and soon the wlnp loses
    will too.


    "O/Siris" <robjvargas@sprîntpcs.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.19efee3775739172989734@netnews.comcast.net...
    In article <f3a3ad1c8aad414d746f824a35e50cdc@news.teranews.com>,
    justinnomorespam@cjteem.com says...
    > And all I'm saying is that there was another report for the 2003 survey

    that
    > listed the companies, along with their total points, in the order in which
    > they ranked. I fail to see the point of your "alphabetical order" comment
    > if it wasn't to say that they didn't list the carriers in the order in

    which
    > they placed overall.
    >


    What that ignores, Justin, is that consumers don't go looking for press
    releases. If they go to check out wireless carriers, they're going to
    go look at the JDPA web site, click on the consumer's link, select
    Telecom, then wireless. And when they get there, they're going to find
    that Sprint PCS rates *not* at the bottom, nor at the top, but
    respectably well in ever region of the country.

    Why the disconnect, do you surmise?

    --
    -+-
    RØß
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.
  16. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    In article <ixwhb.5843$dn6.1338@newsread4.news.pas.earthlink.net>,=20
    berler@rome.univ.it says...
    > Keep telling yourself that.
    >=20


    I'm not telling myself anything. JD Power is telling me that. Try it=20
    for yourself. Look at the rankings in all six regions identified by JD=20
    Power. It sure looks different in those rankings than the overall=20
    results mentioned in the press release.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.
  17. Renaldo

    Renaldo Guest

    On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 21:56:42 GMT, O/Siris <robjvargas@sprîntpcs.com>
    wrote:

    >I'm not telling myself anything. JD Power is telling me that. Try it
    >for yourself. Look at the rankings in all six regions identified by JD
    >Power. It sure looks different in those rankings than the overall
    >results mentioned in the press release.



    The regional rankings are from 2002. The National Rankings for 2003
    rate SprintPCS last; and you know that, or are you trying to get
    Justin to come back to explain JD Power to you again?

    Even Sprint management accepts the results, everyone but Rob Vargas it
    seems.
  18. O/Siris

    O/Siris Guest

    In article <dn9jpv0t8sc8hfmie2hv91hklud5h764fi@4ax.com>,=20
    Renaldoberlescr@mail.rome.univ.it says...
    > The regional rankings are from 2002.
    >=20


    That's not what the JD Powers web site says:

    "Explore the voice of the consumer with ratings on selected=20
    local telephone providers."

    http://www.jdpower.com/cc/telecom/jdpa_ratings/wireless/Find.jsp

    Besides we ranked last in 2002 also, so the question remains the same, even=
    if=20
    they *are* 2002 results.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.
  19. Cyrus Afzali

    Cyrus Afzali Guest

    On Sun, 05 Oct 2003 01:29:07 -0500, About Dakota
    <aboutdakota@REMOVEMEhotmail.com> wrote:

    >Also, I would like to say that in Montana, Verizon is terrible.
    >However, on the Atlantic coast, Verizon dominates (this probably has to
    >do with the fact that "Baby Bell" Verizon Communications was formerly
    >Bell Atlantic), and acquired Nynex early in the lifespan of what would
    >become Verizon Wireless (in association with AirTouch, which was owned
    >by Vodafone prior to the merger with Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile to
    >become Verizon Wireless).


    You have that slightly mixed up. Verizon is a name that came to be
    associated with both a landline business and a wireless business. The
    combination of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX wasn't about wireless, it was a
    merger of the two local phone companies serving the Eastern seaboard
    from Maine to Va. VZW came to be from the combination of AirTouch,
    PrimeCo, BellAtlantic Mobile (which was never connected to NYNEX) and
    maybe one or two others I'm forgetting.

    >Again, why don't you drive through Kentucky and ask people who have
    >moved there while in contract with Verizon Wireless...or residents of
    >Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, (north half of) Wisconsin,
    >or (upper) Michigan). These areas are not even covered on the
    >"America's Choice" plans.


    All true. But that's because VZW doesn't have native coverage in those
    areas. If you have a true nationwide plan, you're on a roaming partner
    in many of the areas VZW doesn't serve directly.
    >
    >I do not know much about AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Nextel, other than
    >each has a hole huge hole in north central/midwest plains region.
    >

    They have larger holes because they have fewer, or in the case of
    Nextel none, roaming partners.
  20. Cyrus Afzali

    Cyrus Afzali Guest

    On Tue, 07 Oct 2003 23:08:48 -0000, wmbray@hotmail.com (William Bray)
    wrote:

    >Nope, not just randomized either. I've lived in this country for almost
    >50 years, never got randomly selected by either JD Powers or Neilson.
    >The so called random selections are a little more controlled than you
    >may want to think.
    >Specific target groups in specific areas are poled. It's kind of like
    >lot of random medical poles you read about but never have happen to you.
    > It would cost too much money to do an actual random pole.
    >I'll spin this into another post.


    Nielsen, JD Powers, and others don't do random samples, they do
    statistically valid samples. IOW, they pick a pool of people who are
    designed to represent the country as a whole, car buyers as a whole,
    etc. They screen their pools to ensure that the numbers of various
    genders and groups are representative of the entire populace they're
    measuring, be it TV watchers, consumers, etc.


    >
    >JT <jbrthornnospam@nospam.xler936565.com> wrote in article
    ><uKFgb.26039$9a7.21984@bignews6.bellsouth.net>:
    >> I think it is similar to Neilson TV ratings. They just randomly contact
    >> people either by phone or mail and may pay them for their response as an
    >> incentive to properly and accurately complete the survey. Have you ever
    >> received one of those types of surveys where they pay you a few dollars
    >> to complete it? I have from Neilson and other surveying organizations.

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