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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-28-10 03:10 PM
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101. She is moving "to get out of paying the $350 cancellation fee?"
How do you know? Maybe because it's because her husband just died, and that's all there is to it?

Whether or not this applies to you personally, the 'overly righteous' comment belies a lack of sympathy, not only on this message board, but in our society in general.

Corporate entities have no souls, but we humans do.

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  -Marine Widow Battles Verizon Over Cancellation Fee douglas9  Jun-26-10 08:23 AM   #0 
  - Ivan's gotta get those bucks regardless. n/t  unhappycamper   Jun-26-10 08:25 AM   #1 
  - Verizon is awful. As soon as my "contract" is up with them I'm getting  walldude   Jun-26-10 08:32 AM   #2 
  - they're better than t-mobile and att  shanti   Jun-26-10 09:59 AM   #15 
  - Right. Tried them all and  emilyg   Jun-26-10 12:47 PM   #46 
  - I've had great service from AT&T but Sprint sucked  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-26-10 02:30 PM   #59 
  - I've had great luck with T Mobile and negotiated with them  quiller4   Jun-26-10 08:20 PM   #86 
  - They all suck. All cell phone companies are horrible, restrictive and abusive.  onehandle   Jun-27-10 08:44 AM   #92 
     - yep  Swamp Rat   Jun-28-10 03:03 PM   #99 
  - Try Straight Talk.  Dr.Phool   Jun-26-10 10:21 AM   #24 
  - Too bad it involves WalMart  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-27-10 05:41 PM   #96 
  - Make sure you cancel the day your contract is up  Stargazer09   Jun-26-10 10:54 AM   #33 
  - My son has worked for all the majors.  DawgHouse   Jun-26-10 02:28 PM   #58 
  - unethical company  Liberal_in_LA   Jun-26-10 03:37 PM   #73 
  - try credo - we have it and love it.  lame54   Jun-26-10 03:44 PM   #74 
  - Some of the comments in the article are amazing.  hobbit709   Jun-26-10 08:32 AM   #3 
  - Wait until they are victorious over Net Neutrality. Things will get really dicey then. eom  NorthCarolina   Jun-26-10 08:42 AM   #4 
  - K&R to expose Verizon  USArmyParatrooper   Jun-26-10 08:47 AM   #5 
  - Too late, the damage is done.  pintobean   Jun-26-10 09:12 AM   #6 
  - Not surprising  droidamus2   Jun-26-10 09:16 AM   #7 
  - I'm not understanding...........I'm sorry for this family's loss, but  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 09:22 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-26-10 09:53 AM   #11 
  - yes, but that doesn't relieve her from her obligation to perform according to the terms and  datasuspect   Jun-26-10 10:02 AM   #18 
  - Considering a career in public relations?  11 Bravo   Jun-26-10 11:12 AM   #38 
  - But his death has nothing to do with the contract she signed  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 02:34 PM   #60 
     - that's my point  datasuspect   Jun-26-10 04:04 PM   #76 
     - You think she moved to get out of a Verizon contract --after her husband died?  CreekDog   Jun-27-10 05:20 PM   #94 
     - She is moving "to get out of paying the $350 cancellation fee?"  Swamp Rat   Jun-28-10 03:10 PM   #101 
  - "SHE'S MOVING BECAUSE ............."  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 10:19 AM   #23 
     - There is something wrong, note your use of the word "smokescreen" in reference to husband's death  CreekDog   Jun-27-10 05:25 PM   #95 
  - Do you work for Verizon??????????  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-26-10 09:57 AM   #13 
  - No, I don't work for Verizon. And I am a veteran, too, thank you.  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 10:24 AM   #25 
  - .  pintobean   Jun-26-10 11:33 AM   #40 
  - I can see this from two ways--the wife should have not expected  TwilightGardener   Jun-26-10 10:00 AM   #16 
  - I feel for this family. But before you sign a cell phone contract you need to do your homework.  totodeinhere   Jun-26-10 02:44 PM   #67 
     - Airlines offer compassionate "bereavement" fares...  pinboy3niner   Jun-26-10 03:53 PM   #75 
  - she moved to be closer to family  davidinalameda   Jun-26-10 10:08 AM   #21 
  - And Verizon has nothing to do with the reason she is moving.  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 10:33 AM   #27 
     - Not big on sympathy are you? nt  Barack_America   Jun-26-10 01:57 PM   #51 
        - The woman lost her husband and for that I have sympathy.  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 02:20 PM   #56 
  - Last time I checked,  Stargazer09   Jun-26-10 11:08 AM   #36 
  - This woman being a Marine widow has nothing to do  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 12:12 PM   #42 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-26-10 01:51 PM   #50 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-26-10 02:11 PM   #53 
        - I wouldn't have wanted to be in any military that would have let you into it.  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 02:37 PM   #63 
  - $350.00 is measly...?  BlueCollar   Jun-26-10 02:37 PM   #62 
  - Her husband was an E3. He made peanuts  USArmyParatrooper   Jun-26-10 03:36 PM   #72 
     - Former enlisted myself...  BlueCollar   Jun-26-10 04:13 PM   #78 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-28-10 03:58 PM   #104 
  - I wonder if Verizon phones were used to detonate the IED that killed him.  Mika   Jun-26-10 09:29 AM   #9 
  - I'm sorry for her loss, truly - but IMHO Michaela is in the wrong, not Verizon.  SmileyRose   Jun-26-10 09:33 AM   #10 
  - Excepting the fact that these contracts are anti-competitive and illegal  jgraz   Jun-26-10 09:54 AM   #12 
  - They were ruled illegal by a California court last year  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-26-10 10:03 AM   #19 
  - Roughly speaking, the early-termination fee matches what the carrier paid to...  Tesha   Jun-26-10 07:33 PM   #84 
     - Anytime you make any changes to your account they suck you into another contract w/o phones.  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-26-10 08:14 PM   #85 
        - You can frequently fight back against contract extensions that aren't related...  Tesha   Jun-26-10 08:22 PM   #87 
           - Thanks Tesha!  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-26-10 09:17 PM   #88 
  - I agree the termination fees are abusive.  SmileyRose   Jun-26-10 11:04 AM   #35 
  - If you're willing to pay the full retail price for the cell phone, you can avoid a contract.  Tesha   Jun-26-10 07:30 PM   #83 
  - Im so tired of people dumping on victims...  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-26-10 09:59 AM   #14 
  - There are no victims here...........except for the poor dead soldier.  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 10:40 AM   #29 
  - The wife isn't a victim?  USArmyParatrooper   Jun-26-10 02:18 PM   #54 
     - Man, I am glad we can agree something  Swamp Rat   Jun-28-10 03:15 PM   #102 
  - Verizon did not victimize Mrs. Brummond's husband.  SmileyRose   Jun-26-10 11:01 AM   #34 
  - She has to move to a town they do not service.  EFerrari   Jun-26-10 01:06 PM   #48 
     - 2 points  SmileyRose   Jun-26-10 06:25 PM   #82 
        - Maybe I'm just not understanding you.  EFerrari   Jun-27-10 04:48 PM   #93 
           - No, I think you got it.  SmileyRose   Jun-28-10 06:16 AM   #97 
              - Got it, thanks. n/t  EFerrari   Jun-28-10 03:00 PM   #98 
  - when you sign a contract, that means you are legally obligated to perform according  datasuspect   Jun-26-10 10:01 AM   #17 
  - And Americans wonder why they're continually taken advantage of by corporations right and left...  depakid   Jun-26-10 10:46 AM   #31 
  - I condemn this family.........for dragging their poor, dead loved one  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 12:32 PM   #44 
     - Wow.  depakid   Jun-26-10 12:39 PM   #45 
     - I still say the death of her husband has nothing to do  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 02:06 PM   #52 
     - I agree  Stargazer09   Jun-26-10 05:08 PM   #80 
     - Actually, in many contracts, a lease can legally be broken due to death in the family or job change  haele   Jun-26-10 02:38 PM   #64 
  - The difference between legality and morality  USArmyParatrooper   Jun-26-10 02:20 PM   #55 
     - then why can't people have similar compassion for other people who break laws or agreements  datasuspect   Jun-26-10 04:07 PM   #77 
  - If You Don't Want To Sign A Contract...  Fastcars   Jun-26-10 10:04 AM   #20 
  - She probably didn't expect to lose her husband and move back home.  haele   Jun-26-10 03:10 PM   #70 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-26-10 10:13 AM   #22 
  - But remember a clerk can't cancel the fees. If she  Bitwit1234   Jun-26-10 10:32 AM   #26 
  - or.. Marine widow moves out of coverage area & expects to have contractual fees waived....n.t..  SoCalDem   Jun-26-10 10:34 AM   #28 
  - "Marine widow" info is completely irrelevant to the story!  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 10:43 AM   #30 
  - Irrelevant...?  xocet   Jun-26-10 12:02 PM   #41 
  - She is choosing to move to an area that Verizon doesn't  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 12:24 PM   #43 
     - I'm sensing a bit of disdain for the Marine from you  USArmyParatrooper   Jun-26-10 02:27 PM   #57 
     - You're reading all kinds of crap into it that isn't there!  TheDebbieDee   Jun-26-10 02:46 PM   #68 
     - Amazing...  xocet   Jun-26-10 03:32 PM   #71 
        - Would you agree if the tax-payer paid the cancellation fee?  howard112211   Jun-27-10 03:01 AM   #91 
  - I'm glad I don't live in such a black and white  BuddhaGirl   Jun-26-10 05:17 PM   #81 
  - Verizon is absolutely horrible  Stargazer09   Jun-26-10 10:52 AM   #32 
  - Compassion is not a widely held trait. Cancel the contract.  kiranon   Jun-26-10 11:10 AM   #37 
  - Verizon employees are threatened and disciplined if they give customers a break.  lpbk2713   Jun-26-10 11:22 AM   #39 
  - No, they're not.  GaYellowDawg   Jun-26-10 04:43 PM   #79 
  - Meh. Maybe she should get used to people not giving a shit about her.  Hassin Bin Sober   Jun-26-10 01:03 PM   #47 
  - Going from a "I'm sorry for their loss, BUT..."  GoldenOldie   Jun-26-10 01:34 PM   #49 
  - Marine widows, telephone charges -- June 1967  unc70   Jun-26-10 02:35 PM   #61 
  - Talk about misleading!  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-26-10 02:39 PM   #65 
  - Totally agree. n/t  tammywammy   Jun-26-10 02:44 PM   #66 
  - The last sentence of the Verizon statement is odd, "our thoughts  Old Troop   Jun-26-10 02:51 PM   #69 
  - Scum. nt  onehandle   Jun-27-10 12:17 AM   #89 
  - Here's my take on this:  howard112211   Jun-27-10 02:46 AM   #90 
  - So in the end they "fixed it."  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-28-10 03:07 PM   #100 
  - Nope, because corporations, like most politicians, have only shame.  Swamp Rat   Jun-28-10 03:16 PM   #103 
  - She should have to pay...  NeedleCast   Jun-28-10 04:09 PM   #105 

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