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VZW will credit $5 monthly

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Brian, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. David S

    David S Guest

    On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns" <rogerb@rogerbinns.com>
    chose to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and
    everything:

    >Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and its
    >> employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those employees to
    >> switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. - if X's service sucks,
    >> people are not going to be switching in droves)

    >
    >In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many people
    >they have participating in the group. Consequently they have an incentive
    >to get their employees to be part of the group and effectively "market"
    >the carrier to the employees.


    Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the state
    doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it tells its own
    employees, but the discount also applies to local government and education
    in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW doesn't either. I only know
    about it because one particular store (20 miles away) sends fliers directly
    to the school that mention it.

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    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
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  2. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  3. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  4. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  5. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  6. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  7. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  8. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  9. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  10. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  11. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  12. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  13. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  14. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  15. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  16. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  17. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  18. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  19. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     
  20. Quick

    Quick Guest

    David S wrote:
    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:26:15 -0700, "Roger Binns"
    > <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> chose to add this to the great equation of
    > life, the universe, and everything:
    >
    >> Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >>> Think about it. If Carrier X offers a big discount to Company A and
    >>> its employees, wouldn't that be an incentive for a lot of those
    >>> employees to switch? (Assuming similar quality of service, etc. -
    >>> if X's service sucks, people are not going to be switching in
    >>> droves)

    >>
    >> In many cases the company only gets discounts based on how many
    >> people they have participating in the group. Consequently they have
    >> an incentive to get their employees to be part of the group and
    >> effectively "market" the carrier to the employees.

    >
    > Yes... but in the case of the State of Illinois 18% discount, the
    > state doesn't bother to tell its employees about it (well, maybe it
    > tells its own employees, but the discount also applies to local
    > government and education in the state and they don't tell us) and VZW
    > doesn't either. I only know about it because one particular store (20
    > miles away) sends fliers directly to the school that mention it.


    If I lived in Illinois I wouldn't be too happy if my tax dollars were
    being used to advertise a personal discount for state employees unless
    it could be shown that it saved the state more money than it cost.
    More than likely there is someplace (probably even on the net) where,
    with some minimal effort, you could research all discounts available
    to you. (are you in local government or education?)

    -Quick
     

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