You're acting as if Canada has this super secret high tech cell network that no one else has. Your situation isnt much different from those of us in the U.S. And by your responses I gather you dont have a clue as to how it all works. My guess is you talked to a salesperson and said "I want to do XYZ" and they said "you cant do XYZ" and when you rebutted "well why cant I" they proceeded to tell you why but because you were inconvenienced it all went over your head. And instead of staying calm and asking, "Well what can you do for me?" and being nice about it; you went on this blind rant on them and then turned to some nerd-forum trying to gain sympathy.
We all offered alternatives. Again, YOU
If you knew how to read, you'd know that i've worked for telus, and bell. I guess that's too tricky for you.
2. Oh QQ, you're not a nice guy!! shut up. you're an idiot, and you're wrong.
3. yah. i'm super confused by pay as you go. thank god you were here to spell it out for me. the issue, with pay as you go phones, is that the cost to use them is inherently MUCH higher than a rate plan. starting rate of 30 cents a minute for local calls, and data is an additional fee on top of that, which is 15 cents a MB, (and for the exchange rate issue, our cents are almost equal to yours, only ours are a TINY bit higher), and the minutes/data expire. Not only that, "smartphone" support is quite limited, and not available on many phones, including most 3g "smartphones". I wanted to be sure about this, so I just phoned to check.
bell 1 800 667-0123
feel free to call them if you like.
"She wrote a nasty email saying "you've made my decision easier, off we go to the competition"" is not haggling. that's writing a complaint letter. those are 2 different things. I appreciate the point, though.
"If the 3 year contract with bundled phone is not, in fact, "a deal", than you cannot sanely argue that you too are entitled to "a deal.""
You're still an idiot. the deal you get is on teh phone. THE SUBSIDIZE THE PHONE. IT'S A DEAL. THEY DON'T SUBSIDIZE THE SERVICE. YOU PAY EXPENSIVE RATES TO SUBSIDIZE THE PHONE THAT YOU GET. PHONES ARE EXPENSIVE. THEY CHARGE YOU EXTRA TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE, AND MORE. WHAT'S CONFUSING ABOUT THIS?
HERE, LET ME BREAK IT DOWN.
Imma cell phone company, you're an idiot who can't understand anything,
I'll sell you a service, and give you a free phone,
service cost to me is X
phone cost to me is Y
I want to be sure I make money on X, plus recoup Y, and a little extra, for insurance and front running you which we'll call Z.
so, i charge you X + Y + Z
In my case,
I need X, I don't need Y or Z. Why am I paying for their insurance on the investment, and for a phone I never got. I've read your points, but they're no nonsensical. I've worked for years in the industry, having worked for telus, bell, and I even did some customer service in a call center for At&t and sprint. Why are they charging m for Y and Z?