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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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...Imagine the V of the logo is the open beak of a baby bird...


I hope you intend to share what you are smoking

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pass it this way too Wink

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I hope Vonage didnt spend too much on the new logo- cause the old one was WAYYYY better.
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How about..."Cingular may walk a mile for your satisfaction, but here at Vonage we don't walk for anything because we are legless...and we just don't care either" Surprised


Well, after having Cingular... I can say that they won't even lift a finger to help you, at least they made absolutely concessions to me when they bought out AT&T. Ironically, it was my AT&T Wireless/Cingular number which I ported over to Vonage.


Also, I just saw that Verizon's VoiceWing pricing has just been reduced to $25/mo for unlimited US calls. I wonder which carrier jumped first...

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Well, after having Cingular... I can say that they won't even lift a finger to help you,


Well, I'm sure they did. Is it their fault you didn't specify WHICH finger to lift, or that you didn't find that particular finger being lifted at you very helpful? Wink

Seriously, I had pretty good luck with AT&T -> Cingular, but that was mostly because I never had to call their customer service, and after the transition all my Cingular friends and I could talk for free.

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

what it all boils down to is...... if they have a monopoly on the phone service in your town, they are going to jack up prices, lower their service, and make as much money as possible. With Voip in the mix now, it might be getting better, or so we can only hope.
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VonageTPA wrote:
Well, after having Cingular... I can say that they won't even lift a finger to help you,


Well, I'm sure they did. Is it their fault you didn't specify WHICH finger to lift, or that you didn't find that particular finger being lifted at you very helpful? Wink


Valid point. Their "offers" compared to the rate plan I had were more like a UFIA than a warm welcome. Nearly 1/3rd the minutes for 2x the price, and I'd have to buy a new phone. So, I gave them a most solicited FIA and ported to Vonage. As a parting shot, they sat on the number port for awhile, then finally ported it 2 days into the next billing cycle, and charged me for a full month's use! Customer "service" picked up the phone sooner (20-30 mins vs. 45-90 mins) with Cingular than AT&T, but the treatment wasn't any better. Reception was terrible then, it's still just as bad now when I used a friend's Cingular phone. I was averaging 10-20 dropped calls back then. The only reason I stayed with AT&T back then was because of how good the rate plan was.

During all of this, I've had Alltel for ~10 years and they really stepped up to the plate when I started having issues with Cingular. They actually matched the old AT&T rate plan for me and threw in my choice of any of their phones (even the high end ones). I was having occasional dropped calls with Alltel (~1-2/week, compared to AT&T's 10-20/day) and they gave me a few fun toys to play with to figure out exactly what was causing the failures. They also threw one of every high-end phone they had at me and had me compile a report of how the various phones performed under varying conditions, especially under extreme conditions. For all of my work on that, they gave me whichever phone I wanted in the store w/matching toys (holster, chargers, bluetooth,etc) , credited me a whole month of service (and then some), and gave me unlimited cellular broadband (3.1Mbps) for my laptop for an extra $5/mo. Since switching phones, I've yet to drop a call... which does introduce a totally new problem -- I've lost the ability to drop calls when I REALLY don't want to talk to the person. I used to be able to unscrew the antenna on my old phone, then cup my hand around the top portion of the phone, and the call would get dropped... oh darn... BUT I can't do that anymore. It's safe to say, I'm VERY satisfied with Alltel. They tend to be a bit behind the times in terms of technology, BUT, they do have the reliability & customer service parts right, which matter most to me.

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VonageTPA wrote:
... which does introduce a totally new problem -- I've lost the ability to drop calls when I REALLY don't want to talk to the person. I used to be able to unscrew the antenna on my old phone, then cup my hand around the top portion of the phone, and the call would get dropped... oh darn... BUT I can't do that anymore.


Well, THAT's easy to fix. Build a little half-cell-phone-sized Faraday cage out of foil. Slide the phone in when you want to lose it.

Lost signal, guar-un-teed. Wink

Or, be like me. I live in an aluminum sided house with a metal roof. I actually own a cell repeater so I can use the cell phone inside the house, and even then it only works in the living room. Or I can stand next to a window that doesn't have a screen, like the picture window. Anywhere else? FUHGEDDABOUDIT!

Since the house is yellow, sing it with me... "We all live in a yellow Faraday Cage, a yellow Faraday Cage, a yellow Faraday Cage." Razz

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NateHoy wrote:
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... which does introduce a totally new problem -- I've lost the ability to drop calls when I REALLY don't want to talk to the person. I used to be able to unscrew the antenna on my old phone, then cup my hand around the top portion of the phone, and the call would get dropped... oh darn... BUT I can't do that anymore.


Well, THAT's easy to fix. Build a little half-cell-phone-sized Faraday cage out of foil. Slide the phone in when you want to lose it.


Forget the half cell sized version. Go to Costco and get the industrial size package of aluminum foil. You know the box...it's about 5 inches square and 2 feet long. While holding your cell phone to your head have a friend -- are really good friend -- wrap you and the cell phone up like a mummy. You'll not only drop the call, you'll probably never be affected by alien body snatchers either! Lol

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Don't forget to have your friend ground it. Wink

Not to mention punching an air hole through, or the cell signal isn't the only thing that will die.

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NateHoy wrote:
VonageTPA wrote:
... which does introduce a totally new problem -- I've lost the ability to drop calls when I REALLY don't want to talk to the person. I used to be able to unscrew the antenna on my old phone, then cup my hand around the top portion of the phone, and the call would get dropped... oh darn... BUT I can't do that anymore.


Well, THAT's easy to fix. Build a little half-cell-phone-sized Faraday cage out of foil. Slide the phone in when you want to lose it.
Lost signal, guar-un-teed. Wink


Actually... I've tried something like that -- one of my clients offices. The building is designed to be a hurricane shelter, so there's plenty of steel & concrete to be found. Both FM & AM radio stations cease to work inside this building....but the Alltel phone does. Usually going in the elevator of this building is enough to kill most signals, but with my current phone, I can get the audio to break up badly, but don't lose it, and that's with 1-2 bars of signal prior to entering the elevator. I'm assuming the elevator cab is probably grounded, but guessing that some part of it isn't (doors, maybe?), otherwise I'd get 100% signal loss in there. I know my 2-way radio barely works inside the elevator.

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