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July 5th

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Diamond Dave, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. "Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    news:40F09AF5.19AAB836@ddress.com...

    >
    > "REALLY ticked"
    >
    > I'm not singling you out, Charles, but it absolutely amazes me what
    > REALLY ticks people off, these days.
    >
    > Priorities, folks. Priorities.
    >


    Agreed. I'm actually somewhat amused at the volume of posts every time a
    holiday rolls around. You would think that the entire cellular industry
    needs to rethink their marketing philosophies to focus solely on holidays.
    And the posts would make it seem as if people increase their usage on these
    days by an incredible amount of minutes.

    Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.
     



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  2. "Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    news:40F09AF5.19AAB836@ddress.com...

    >
    > "REALLY ticked"
    >
    > I'm not singling you out, Charles, but it absolutely amazes me what
    > REALLY ticks people off, these days.
    >
    > Priorities, folks. Priorities.
    >


    Agreed. I'm actually somewhat amused at the volume of posts every time a
    holiday rolls around. You would think that the entire cellular industry
    needs to rethink their marketing philosophies to focus solely on holidays.
    And the posts would make it seem as if people increase their usage on these
    days by an incredible amount of minutes.

    Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.
     
  3. "Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    news:40F09AF5.19AAB836@ddress.com...

    >
    > "REALLY ticked"
    >
    > I'm not singling you out, Charles, but it absolutely amazes me what
    > REALLY ticks people off, these days.
    >
    > Priorities, folks. Priorities.
    >


    Agreed. I'm actually somewhat amused at the volume of posts every time a
    holiday rolls around. You would think that the entire cellular industry
    needs to rethink their marketing philosophies to focus solely on holidays.
    And the posts would make it seem as if people increase their usage on these
    days by an incredible amount of minutes.

    Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.
     
  4. Scott Stephenson <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote:

    > Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    > the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    > ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.


    Good advice! Honestly, it never even made a difference to me on Verizon
    that certain holidays were offpeak because I budgeted minutes for those
    days anyhow. And it won't make a difference to me now that I'm using a
    carrier that bills all weekdays as peak.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  5. Scott Stephenson <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote:

    > Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    > the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    > ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.


    Good advice! Honestly, it never even made a difference to me on Verizon
    that certain holidays were offpeak because I budgeted minutes for those
    days anyhow. And it won't make a difference to me now that I'm using a
    carrier that bills all weekdays as peak.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  6. Scott Stephenson <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote:

    > Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    > the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    > ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.


    Good advice! Honestly, it never even made a difference to me on Verizon
    that certain holidays were offpeak because I budgeted minutes for those
    days anyhow. And it won't make a difference to me now that I'm using a
    carrier that bills all weekdays as peak.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.
     
  7. David S

    David S Guest

    On 11 Jul 2004 01:16:17 GMT, hoch@exemplary.invalid (CharlesH) chose to add
    this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >In article <ee1cd441.0407091644.cfc4490@posting.google.com>,
    >Babolat <babolat30@aol.com> wrote:
    >>David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote in message
    >>news:<tr5oe0dllr15r9dir46797e4c2l0nas1ek@4ax.com>...
    >>> On 5 Jul 2004 20:59:21 -0700, babolat30@aol.com (Babolat) chose to add this
    >>> to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >>>
    >>> >Just for the record, and given that July 5th is almost over on the
    >>> >east coast, I have an email from a CSR that someone posted on this
    >>> >newsgroup a long time ago:
    >>> >
    >>> >Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless through our web site.
    >>> >
    >>> >The following days are considered off peak holidays:
    >>> >1.New Year Day
    >>> >2.Memorial Day
    >>> >3.July 4th
    >>> >4.Labor Day
    >>> >5.Thanksgiving Day
    >>> >6.Christmas Day

    >
    >I have NSR with a 3200 weekend-only minutes promotion. For me peak and
    >night/offpeak come out of my plan minutes, and weekends come out of the
    >3200-minute bucket. I would be REALLY ticked if they strictly applied
    >the above and billed my Sunday, July 4 minutes as off-peak rather than
    >weekend.


    Don't get *too* excited over a post here. Most of us use "off-peak" as a
    generic term that means both night and weekend. In fact, I think I remember
    the last time this came around that someone said holidays count as weekend
    days.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Joe Namath is 20 yards underweight." - NBC sportscaster Charles Jones
     
  8. David S

    David S Guest

    On 11 Jul 2004 01:16:17 GMT, hoch@exemplary.invalid (CharlesH) chose to add
    this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >In article <ee1cd441.0407091644.cfc4490@posting.google.com>,
    >Babolat <babolat30@aol.com> wrote:
    >>David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote in message
    >>news:<tr5oe0dllr15r9dir46797e4c2l0nas1ek@4ax.com>...
    >>> On 5 Jul 2004 20:59:21 -0700, babolat30@aol.com (Babolat) chose to add this
    >>> to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >>>
    >>> >Just for the record, and given that July 5th is almost over on the
    >>> >east coast, I have an email from a CSR that someone posted on this
    >>> >newsgroup a long time ago:
    >>> >
    >>> >Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless through our web site.
    >>> >
    >>> >The following days are considered off peak holidays:
    >>> >1.New Year Day
    >>> >2.Memorial Day
    >>> >3.July 4th
    >>> >4.Labor Day
    >>> >5.Thanksgiving Day
    >>> >6.Christmas Day

    >
    >I have NSR with a 3200 weekend-only minutes promotion. For me peak and
    >night/offpeak come out of my plan minutes, and weekends come out of the
    >3200-minute bucket. I would be REALLY ticked if they strictly applied
    >the above and billed my Sunday, July 4 minutes as off-peak rather than
    >weekend.


    Don't get *too* excited over a post here. Most of us use "off-peak" as a
    generic term that means both night and weekend. In fact, I think I remember
    the last time this came around that someone said holidays count as weekend
    days.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Joe Namath is 20 yards underweight." - NBC sportscaster Charles Jones
     
  9. David S

    David S Guest

    On 11 Jul 2004 01:16:17 GMT, hoch@exemplary.invalid (CharlesH) chose to add
    this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >In article <ee1cd441.0407091644.cfc4490@posting.google.com>,
    >Babolat <babolat30@aol.com> wrote:
    >>David S <dwstreeter@spamisnaughty.att.net> wrote in message
    >>news:<tr5oe0dllr15r9dir46797e4c2l0nas1ek@4ax.com>...
    >>> On 5 Jul 2004 20:59:21 -0700, babolat30@aol.com (Babolat) chose to add this
    >>> to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:
    >>>
    >>> >Just for the record, and given that July 5th is almost over on the
    >>> >east coast, I have an email from a CSR that someone posted on this
    >>> >newsgroup a long time ago:
    >>> >
    >>> >Thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless through our web site.
    >>> >
    >>> >The following days are considered off peak holidays:
    >>> >1.New Year Day
    >>> >2.Memorial Day
    >>> >3.July 4th
    >>> >4.Labor Day
    >>> >5.Thanksgiving Day
    >>> >6.Christmas Day

    >
    >I have NSR with a 3200 weekend-only minutes promotion. For me peak and
    >night/offpeak come out of my plan minutes, and weekends come out of the
    >3200-minute bucket. I would be REALLY ticked if they strictly applied
    >the above and billed my Sunday, July 4 minutes as off-peak rather than
    >weekend.


    Don't get *too* excited over a post here. Most of us use "off-peak" as a
    generic term that means both night and weekend. In fact, I think I remember
    the last time this came around that someone said holidays count as weekend
    days.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Joe Namath is 20 yards underweight." - NBC sportscaster Charles Jones
     
  10. David S

    David S Guest

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 19:58:40 -0600, "Scott Stephenson"
    <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> chose to add this to the great equation
    of life, the universe, and everything:

    >
    >"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    >news:40F09AF5.19AAB836@ddress.com...
    >
    >> "REALLY ticked"
    >>
    >> I'm not singling you out, Charles, but it absolutely amazes me what
    >> REALLY ticks people off, these days.
    >>
    >> Priorities, folks. Priorities.

    >
    >Agreed. I'm actually somewhat amused at the volume of posts every time a
    >holiday rolls around. You would think that the entire cellular industry
    >needs to rethink their marketing philosophies to focus solely on holidays.
    >And the posts would make it seem as if people increase their usage on these
    >days by an incredible amount of minutes.
    >
    >Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    >the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    >ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.


    Some people, if they have free holidays, will use them to call people. I,
    if I had remembered, would have used it for web surfing (but it turns out
    it may be just as well, since it appears they charged the minutes I did use
    as peak, conflicting with what they told me back in January).

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Okay, we just kill the beastie and then all is good, we're rollin' in
    puppies." - Willow Rosenberg
     
  11. David S

    David S Guest

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 19:58:40 -0600, "Scott Stephenson"
    <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> chose to add this to the great equation
    of life, the universe, and everything:

    >
    >"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    >news:40F09AF5.19AAB836@ddress.com...
    >
    >> "REALLY ticked"
    >>
    >> I'm not singling you out, Charles, but it absolutely amazes me what
    >> REALLY ticks people off, these days.
    >>
    >> Priorities, folks. Priorities.

    >
    >Agreed. I'm actually somewhat amused at the volume of posts every time a
    >holiday rolls around. You would think that the entire cellular industry
    >needs to rethink their marketing philosophies to focus solely on holidays.
    >And the posts would make it seem as if people increase their usage on these
    >days by an incredible amount of minutes.
    >
    >Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    >the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    >ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.


    Some people, if they have free holidays, will use them to call people. I,
    if I had remembered, would have used it for web surfing (but it turns out
    it may be just as well, since it appears they charged the minutes I did use
    as peak, conflicting with what they told me back in January).

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Okay, we just kill the beastie and then all is good, we're rollin' in
    puppies." - Willow Rosenberg
     
  12. David S

    David S Guest

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 19:58:40 -0600, "Scott Stephenson"
    <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> chose to add this to the great equation
    of life, the universe, and everything:

    >
    >"Notan" <notan@ddress.com> wrote in message
    >news:40F09AF5.19AAB836@ddress.com...
    >
    >> "REALLY ticked"
    >>
    >> I'm not singling you out, Charles, but it absolutely amazes me what
    >> REALLY ticks people off, these days.
    >>
    >> Priorities, folks. Priorities.

    >
    >Agreed. I'm actually somewhat amused at the volume of posts every time a
    >holiday rolls around. You would think that the entire cellular industry
    >needs to rethink their marketing philosophies to focus solely on holidays.
    >And the posts would make it seem as if people increase their usage on these
    >days by an incredible amount of minutes.
    >
    >Here's a suggestion- base your expectations on the normal bucket of minutes
    >the holiday would fall into, based on the day of the week it occurs. If it
    >ends up being cheaper, you're ahead of the game.


    Some people, if they have free holidays, will use them to call people. I,
    if I had remembered, would have used it for web surfing (but it turns out
    it may be just as well, since it appears they charged the minutes I did use
    as peak, conflicting with what they told me back in January).

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "Okay, we just kill the beastie and then all is good, we're rollin' in
    puppies." - Willow Rosenberg
     
  13. Bob Scheurle

    Bob Scheurle Guest

    On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 14:48:28 -0400, The Ghost of General Lee
    <ghost@general.lee> wrote:
    >
    >>Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.

    >
    >Just how did you "confirm" this? Your bill come in yet?


    I got my bill today, and calls on July 5 were billed as PEAK period
    calls.
     
  14. Bob Scheurle

    Bob Scheurle Guest

    On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 14:48:28 -0400, The Ghost of General Lee
    <ghost@general.lee> wrote:
    >
    >>Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.

    >
    >Just how did you "confirm" this? Your bill come in yet?


    I got my bill today, and calls on July 5 were billed as PEAK period
    calls.
     
  15. Bob Scheurle

    Bob Scheurle Guest

    On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 14:48:28 -0400, The Ghost of General Lee
    <ghost@general.lee> wrote:
    >
    >>Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.

    >
    >Just how did you "confirm" this? Your bill come in yet?


    I got my bill today, and calls on July 5 were billed as PEAK period
    calls.
     

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