Uptown Girl (lispsugrl) wrote,
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Verizon fun

When will companies learn that I am the WRONG person to try and pull a fast one on???  I am the one to scrutinize a bill and be sure that all the charges are indeed correct...because yes there will be that one time it is wrong.  This time it was Verizon Wireless trying to do the little dance of money.

I get my online bill via text message expecting to see the usual amount of around 45-50 bucks.  Imagine my surprise to see over EIGHTY DOLLARS!!  I've never had a bill over 55-60 let alone EIGHTY!  So I call customer service to find out why it's so screwy....and guess what?  Turns out they tacked a data service charge of 13.93 for this month and another 15.00 for next month and a 1.99 charge for something I never had (a few dollars were due to the partial month since I changed plans).  Awesome.  I was able to get the 13.93 taken off but I still have to pay the 16.99 for the other stuff or face a $5 late charge. Wtf?  Thankfully I'm not that bad off and can afford it...but geez.  In the days of computers, they can't take this off?  Who wants to take a bet that next month I'll still have these "charges?" 

And yet another reason companies hate me....  I fill out rebates.  I am a rebate machine.  I did call out Verizon on that one as I've already received a $50 rebate for my phone:-)  This is on top of the rebates for my tax program and filing my taxes online. 

Not that any of you should be shocked that I actually enjoy figuring out the math and making sure it all adds up correctly;-)

One final thing: A friend of mine told me about "opposite day."  Am I the only one that never did that when little?  Warning that link may make your head spin or start trying to figure out Venn Diagrams (or not;-)).

OK, me and my scatter brain are heading away for a while.
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