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July 5th

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

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    : Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    :
    : > Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.
    : >
    : > Figured they'd pull that kind of crap.

    : What crap?

    : July 5th is not a holiday. EVERYTHING would be open if July 4th
    : fell on a weekday, and as it is, only banks and government agencies
    : are taking the day off across the board. Some private businesses are
    : closed; many are open.

    : The only reason people are getting time off today is because they didn't
    : get to get the 4th off because it was a day most of them wouldn't have been
    : working anyhow.

    Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)

    Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    minutes for the month?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
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  2. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    : Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    :
    : > Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.
    : >
    : > Figured they'd pull that kind of crap.

    : What crap?

    : July 5th is not a holiday. EVERYTHING would be open if July 4th
    : fell on a weekday, and as it is, only banks and government agencies
    : are taking the day off across the board. Some private businesses are
    : closed; many are open.

    : The only reason people are getting time off today is because they didn't
    : get to get the 4th off because it was a day most of them wouldn't have been
    : working anyhow.

    Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)

    Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    minutes for the month?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    : Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    :
    : > Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.
    : >
    : > Figured they'd pull that kind of crap.

    : What crap?

    : July 5th is not a holiday. EVERYTHING would be open if July 4th
    : fell on a weekday, and as it is, only banks and government agencies
    : are taking the day off across the board. Some private businesses are
    : closed; many are open.

    : The only reason people are getting time off today is because they didn't
    : get to get the 4th off because it was a day most of them wouldn't have been
    : working anyhow.

    Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)

    Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    minutes for the month?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    : Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    :
    : > Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.
    : >
    : > Figured they'd pull that kind of crap.

    : What crap?

    : July 5th is not a holiday. EVERYTHING would be open if July 4th
    : fell on a weekday, and as it is, only banks and government agencies
    : are taking the day off across the board. Some private businesses are
    : closed; many are open.

    : The only reason people are getting time off today is because they didn't
    : get to get the 4th off because it was a day most of them wouldn't have been
    : working anyhow.

    Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)

    Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    minutes for the month?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    : Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    :
    : > Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.
    : >
    : > Figured they'd pull that kind of crap.

    : What crap?

    : July 5th is not a holiday. EVERYTHING would be open if July 4th
    : fell on a weekday, and as it is, only banks and government agencies
    : are taking the day off across the board. Some private businesses are
    : closed; many are open.

    : The only reason people are getting time off today is because they didn't
    : get to get the 4th off because it was a day most of them wouldn't have been
    : working anyhow.

    Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)

    Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    minutes for the month?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    : Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    :
    : > Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.
    : >
    : > Figured they'd pull that kind of crap.

    : What crap?

    : July 5th is not a holiday. EVERYTHING would be open if July 4th
    : fell on a weekday, and as it is, only banks and government agencies
    : are taking the day off across the board. Some private businesses are
    : closed; many are open.

    : The only reason people are getting time off today is because they didn't
    : get to get the 4th off because it was a day most of them wouldn't have been
    : working anyhow.

    Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)

    Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    minutes for the month?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  7. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@justthe.net> wrote:
    : Diamond Dave <dmine45.NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote:
    :
    : > Confirmed. It is PEAK minutes today.
    : >
    : > Figured they'd pull that kind of crap.

    : What crap?

    : July 5th is not a holiday. EVERYTHING would be open if July 4th
    : fell on a weekday, and as it is, only banks and government agencies
    : are taking the day off across the board. Some private businesses are
    : closed; many are open.

    : The only reason people are getting time off today is because they didn't
    : get to get the 4th off because it was a day most of them wouldn't have been
    : working anyhow.

    Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)

    Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    minutes for the month?

    Andrew
    --
    ----> Portland, Oregon, USA <----
    *******************************************************************
    ----> http://www.bizave.com <---- Photo Albums and Portland Info
    ----> To Email me remove "MYSHOES" from email address
    *******************************************************************
     
  8. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  9. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  10. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  11. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  12. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  13. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  14. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  15. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  16. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  17. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  18. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  19. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     
  20. Andrew <usenetMYSHOES@bizavemyshoes.com> wrote:

    > Yeah, it's called an "observed holiday". Most people have off work,
    > city parking is free, government offices and many business are
    > closed. What's interesting is that nowhere on Verizon's website (I
    > hunted for a few minutes) could I find a list of what they consider
    > "holidays" in regards to peak/off-peak minutes. And the FAQ link on
    > their homepage is busted - it just takes you back to their home page.
    > (Don't tell me "Which holidays do you consider "off-peak" holidays?"
    > isn't a Frequently-asked Question.)
    >
    > Now how much extra money will Verizon make if people use their phones
    > today thinking it's an off-peak day and then wind up going over their
    > minutes for the month?


    The only point I'm willing to concede to you is that the list should
    be posted somewhere (Google for it, it's been posted here, but it
    should be on VZW's website). Not treating an observed holiday as
    offpeak isn't inherently unethical. Unless, of course, you want to
    claim that VZW should be treating the monday on which we celebrate
    MLK's birthday as offpeak. Or President's Day. Neither of those
    days are billed offpeak.

    --
    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.
     

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