I am so fed up with my new Motorola Adventure and
Verizon, that I could spit... . You may recall from a previous discussion
, that three weeks after I purchased it the front of the damned thing broke while it was in my pocket ( I must have leaned against something).
After waiting for forty minutes at the Verizon Store, listening to, like, every sixteen year old girl, like whine, to like, her mom ... that she, like, had to have the xxx
phone ... I learned that it is not even, like, eligible
for repair because it was subjected to physical abuse
, and because
it was abused it's warranty is therefore rendered void
. As such, I have a phone on my hands that will
, at some point, get moisture in it and fail. Not eligible
for repair? WTF ?!?!
But Verizon happily invited to upgrade
a new one .. . . like that is going to happen. .. . ever
Back in the day, when your only phone was connected to the wall by a wire, you did not own the "instrument". When you got your new apartment and arranged to have the phone "hooked up" the folks at the telephone company gave you the phone. It wasn't free; there was a minimal charge for equipment rental
on your bill every month. BUT, it was guaranteed
to operate, or they would bring out you another one to your house. After all, what is a communications system if the "instrument" used to access it does not function.
I would gladly pay a few dollars every month for equipment rental knowing that if for any reason it failed to operate, or was broken, that I would still have a phone.
This global addiction to needing the latest and greatest every other month is a total crock of sh*t, but a masterpiece of marketing. I'm pretty much done with the need to stay in touch. Can you hear me now?