Just a friendly warning that there is no greater poster child for the unchecked deception of the modern American corporation than Verizon.
As a communication company they are adept at keeping you from actually communicating with any live human being, and specialize in demoralizing you with endless voice prompts and labrynths of department hand-offs.
Whatever service they quote you, know they are deceiving you. Your bill will routinely be 30% – 40% above whatever they quote, minimum.
Also, any incentive they promise you will require nothing less than a crusade on your part to actually receive. Like most American businesses, Verizon has been corrupted by a chilling amount of avarice. They will make many promises and then—as Verizon did—deny they ever made such a promise.
If you actually decide their incentives are worth it, or more importantly, if you decide it might be important for multi-billion dollar corporate players to actually be held to even the lowest rung of ethical accountability, that is, keeping their word, you will have a purposefully tortuous journey ahead of you.
Like many incentive and rebates “opportunites” they count on discouraging you from actually pursuing some obscure gift they promised you…you know, way back when…
These corporations recognize the average American has an attention span of thirty seconds—thank you Michael Bay and MTV—and know if they can just hold off from fulfilling their promise, you will eventually forget about it.
Companies like Verizon are tactically designed to discard you in a fog of disqualifications, false statements, delays, back orders, inflated bills and outright lies.
As I have said many times before: deception is the new business, and there is no greater villain in this grotesque play than Verizon.
Verizon also proves the new paradigm: customer = victim.
These guys are pretty much trash, the same flavor of scum as the Texas Department of “Public Safety”, and just like that racket, don’t ever assume they have seen any “light on the road to Damascus” just because you finally pulled their rusted iron claws from your flesh.
There is always someone else for these vultures to exploit. Sadly, they know that.
And now so do you.