Title of this post goes to the song I’m listening to at the moment which is KISS’ Love Gun. I remember I heard this song at the very end of the VH1 Rock Honors when KISS was honored. I never knew the name of the song. I researched and eventually and I found it, which is good cause I think it’s a cool song.
Anyway, onto more interesting things. So, last Friday I decided to leave Sprint Finally for Verizon. Sprint…they dicked me over too many times and I had had enough. Allow me to sing you my tale…
The year was 2000 and 4, and I was a Senior in High School, 30 pounds lighter, and just getting involved with a pretty lady. She had a cell phone that had Sprint. Prior to that, I had thought Cell Phones were part of the societal problems in America. Too many little bastards looking at their phones and not paying attention. Well, I became a hypocrite, and bought a phone(but My theory was right as my cell phone is now my drug of choice). Anyway, my lady had Sprint, and so I bought Sprint. I think I had something like…200 Minutes, Nights and Weekends, then Unlimited Texting for 5 dollars, Unlimited Internet for 5-10 dollars, PCS to PCS for 5 dollars and maybe something else, I don’t remember, but it was a 2 year contract. All was well.
Well, in 2005, My phone died. Somehow it got wet, and I had to get it replaced. Fine and dandy as I had insurance. Now, you think they would simply replace my phone right? I mean they gave me THE EXACT same model of phone. So after I got it, I got a bill, and noticed I was paying a lot more…I got charged a lot because I had apparently gone over my 100 Text limit….but I had unlimited texting…
Turns out those bastards changed my contract WITHOUT notifying me. I called them up and got some rep who was reading from a script. I told her, “You guys changed my plan, I would like what I had, specifically I want my unlimited Texting for 5 dollars”. (Instead they had me on 100 text and Picture Mail…even though they knew I didn’t have a picture phone). She responded “We’ve never had unlimited texting for 5 dollars, sir.” So I pulled out a Bill from 4 months earlier when all was well and sure enough it said “Unlimited txt 5.00″. So I called her on it. “So you’re telling me, this bill I’m looking at for November of last year, Where it says Unlimited txt 5.00, you’re telling me this never existed?” “I’m sorry sir, but we’ve never had unlimited texting for 5 dollars.”
So I was fed up. Eventually, I got the unlimited Texting for 15 dollars, blah blah blah. All was ok it seemed. So that’ was 2005. Then I added texting maybe 1-2 months later in 05. My original plan was scheduled to end in 2006 mind you.
So Summer of 2007, I’m going to Europe for 6 weeks, and since I can’t use it in Europe, I don’t want to have to pay. Well I was told I could put it in Standby Mode which would just be like 10 dollars and then I turn it back on when I’m back. So I call in about it and they tell me, if I were to do that, I’d have to sign up for ANOTHER contract because the plan I had, is no longer available! So I asked them when my plan was set to expire? Didn’t it end in 2006 and I’ve just been going on since then? Nope! Oh that contract we signed you up on for 2 years when you replaced your phone, It ADDED 2 years to your previous contract and set it to end in 2008….Oh and remember how you added texting? Well that added another year. So they told me my plan would be up in June of 2009!
I was fucking furious with them, but fuck them, I was going to England. I will do my time and leave them. So Flash forward to I believe it was April 2008. I’m a senior in College now, graduating in about 2 weeks. I’m in the Vons on Moorpark road when I get a call. I pick up the call and it’s a very bad salesperson from Sprint. Bad because they were reading from a script and kept stopping and losing their place. Anywho, they told me that because I was such a loyal longtime customer, I was elligible for a free phone upgrade!(After only 4 years, wow!) So I sit and listen to the Schpeil for a bit before cutting to the chase. “Will accepting this phone increase my contract lenght?” “Well, yes, this phone does come with a blah blah blah contract”. I told them “Well, no thanks. I don’t want to increase my contract length, I’m planning on leaving when it’s over.” He kept trying over and over and I kept repeating no thanks, if it’s going to increase my contract.
Well the guy said he would talk to his manager, put me on hold and told me he could give me the phone with no contract extension. I made him reiterate that my contract would end in June of 2009. Nothing would change there, right? Right he said. So I took the phone, I activated it, I asked the person when I activated when my expiration date was. She told me I was still set for June 2009. When I added picture mail 3 months later, I asked again. I was told the same. June 2009.
So Flash forward to 2 weeks ago, May 2009. I signed online to check my account. I set it all up and I go and find it and it said “May 2010″. WHAT THE FUCK!? Was my reaction. I immediately called up Customer service and began to talk with them. “You received a new phone in May of 2008 and that came with a 2 year extension.”(NOTE the contract was NOT for 2 years when the guy first told me about the phone). I bitched him out and told him, No, I did not accept it. I was told by THREE different employees that my contract ended in June 2009. I told the guy who sold me the phone, the person who activated it, and one more months later. Why is it now suddenly 2010?! I was transferred to a manager, and she gave me a similar message and I was just letting her have it(NOTE But I always apologize to them, because I know these people personally arn’t doing this to me but their company frustrates me to no end. Being technical support myself, I hate when people put the blame on ME when I didn’t make the program crash. So I was very upset but I tried to still make it clear I’m not upset with the woman, but the company) that the company had dont this to me…3 times, extending my contract 4 years longer than ever anticipated without so much as informing me about doing so any of the times.
I talked with the manager and told her I was planning on getting out of the contract and that for the last year, according to Sprint employees, I was set to get out next month. She was quite helpful and changed it back to be June 2009(June 7th to be exact). Happy to know the end was near, on Friday the 29th, I went to the Verizon store by work and bought a plan, and a new phone. I am happy to be leaving. In fact, I’ve put in the port switch to keep my number so possibly tomorrow I will be officially done with Sprint.
I bought a Voyager and am enjoying it very much, although the battery life is a little low for my liking, oh well.
…So after all of that rant. Here is my Class 2, Week 9 Assignment in it’s linear pass. Lots of work to be done. It’s a guy running, falling, and getting up and running away. The syllabus mentions texture in the animation. So I tried to vary it up with a slow lofty sort of run, he gets scared and falls, then runs away quicker. Trying to break it up you know?
Much more to do but here it is…
Tomorrow is 80′s night at Yamato Sushi. I’ll be there, but probably in 80′s attire haha. Have a good one and it felt good to get this off my chest.
PS-Ack! I haven’t painted in several days now. I need to get crackin!