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After one of the older threads I ended up emailing the FCC a smart ass letter that thanked them for doing absolutely nothing while the telco's screwed us over. Low and behold today I got a call and voice mail from AT&T about my complaint to the FCC and how they would be contacting me about it. I was shocked.
how would they even get a hold of that info or care?
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We are battling this in Canada. UBB is BAD NEWS.

http://www.openmedia.ca
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Don't get political.

Insurance is insurance. It can be just math.
Not when "People in Authority" force you to buy insurance or be penalized. Thats considered racketeering when the crime syndicate does it.
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After one of the older threads I ended up emailing the FCC a smart ass letter that thanked them for doing absolutely nothing while the telco's screwed us over. Low and behold today I got a call and voice mail from AT&T about my complaint to the FCC and how they would be contacting me about it. I was shocked.
Wow then let me go write a letter to the FCC about MetroPCS, AT&T & Sprint.
     
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I still haven't received the letter they were supposed to be sending out informing customers of the new caps.
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Where there is greed.. err money there is politics...
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I still haven't received the letter they were supposed to be sending out informing customers of the new caps.
Oh there's a letter being sent out? I just assumed it was one of those things that would fall under the whole "subject to change without notice" sections.
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Oh there's a letter being sent out? I just assumed it was one of those things that would fall under the whole "subject to change without notice" sections.
Yea, notices were supposed to go out at the end of the month last month. I never received anything.
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nor i. they are cheap and don't want to take responsibility for their actions. i went into the office where we had signed up to complain and the guy didn't think it was an easy thing to do to DL 150GB in a month, and i told him i pulled 25GB in 2 days downloading Crysis 2 and Empire Total War.

i hope this gets stopped somehow.

i wouldn't care if we had uverse and the cap was 250 GB but as we don't have uverse available and are starting out with credit we can't get direct TV due to exorbitant pricing and so internet TV is the only way to go, along with free to air.
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As much as I hate to link a cracked article...

http://www.cracked.com/article_19072...movies_p2.html

13 out of 14 claims sounds pretty honest to me.
I'm a medical student, and we've been schooled in some of the in's and out's of how insurance companies run. Insurance company employees actually are instructed to refuse compensating upset patients until the patient attempts to contact the insurance company 3 times. Statistically, a patient who contacts the insurance company 3 times is very unlikely to stop.

Furthermore, how many claims do you rack up in a lifetime? How many of those are serious claims that could potentially bankrupt you?. I see a doctor about once a year for my annual check ups. Each one of those counts as a claim too. 13 out of 14 claims isn't "honest" once you take into account that 29 out of 30 claims are petty cash. You start running into trouble when you start throwing the big claims at the insurance companies that are for care require to maintain any semblance of quality living--the sort of claims that would bankrupt most normal people.

That said, I can't comment on how much profit insurance companies are making because I have no idea; but don't just read "13 out of 14 claims" and take it for face value.

I also have a hard time imagining why anyone in their right minds would give this article any credibility. Who is this guy, and what does he know about... well, anything? It's a freaking opinion article meant for entertainment.
Edited by Porthios - 4/10/11 at 2:06pm
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