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Can they hear me NOW?

Cheers!

1 posted on 08/07/2005 9:56:57 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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"It's a cookbook!!!!!!"
2 posted on 08/07/2005 9:59:36 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they'll be when you kill them."-Wm. Clayton)
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A few years ago, the clowns who masquerade as legislators here in Georgia decided to "deregulate" the natural gas industry, making all sorts of rash ( and futile ) promises about the benefits that would accrue to us hopefully grateful consumers.

What really happened?

1- gas prices remained the same, then went higher & higher.

2- immediately after "deregulation" passed, we were deluged with up to a dozen telemarketing calls a day, badgering us to "switch providers."

Not one- not a single caller, ever, in weeks and months of this barrage, could tell us what their service charged for gas.

The best a very few could do was offer a toll-free number to call for pricing information.
Since none of these annoyers could quote us a price ( this is basic salesmanship- whatcha got, and whatcha charging? ) we refused to talk beyond that point, over & over & over.

An aside? A year later, virtually all these new providers had ceased operations in the state.

4 posted on 08/08/2005 3:48:44 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into the Dawn of Information...)
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Lately, I have started to have fun with these ID10t's at customer service, Start by telling that "this call may be recorded for quality control": un-nerves them a bit.

I have found that a speaker phone is great for when you are put on hold, go to speaker, turn it up, turn the radio back on and continue surfing the net.

Keep a small note book with all the service tag, customer service number, incident stuff they are going to ask for at least ten times. when asked for these numbers repeat them S L O W L Y, ask them to spell their name and employee number. Ask them for a direct call back number.

Settle in knowing that it is going to take a while, (coffee and pretzels) I spent 5 hours dealing with Verizon re: an area code change, (And a software change that they would not admit was the real problem) Took a while but got a new phone out of them.

5 posted on 08/08/2005 8:32:46 AM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (This tagline is temporarily closed for re-modeling)
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