The Woody Project Blog

August 23, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryan @ 8:59 pm

Bell Canada Calling

I was eating lunch one day…

Ring ring

“Hello”

“Hello, this is “Bob” calling from Advantage Communications on behalf of Bell Canada.”

“No”… click.

Ring ring

“Hello?”

“Hello, this is “Bob” calling from Advantage Communications on behalf of Bell Canada.”

“What?”

“It shows on my records that you have recently moved away from Bell Canada for your long-distance service. Is this correct?”

“No, I never signed up for any Bell long-distance plans. This is a new phone number and I went directly to Sprint for my long-distance.”

“We can give you a better deal than Sprint”

“I’m not interested unless you can give me unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada for $20.”

“We can do that. Our plan (I can’t remember name of the plan) will give you unlimited long-distance to North America up to a maximum of 1,200 minutes per month for $20.”

“If it’s capped at 1,200 minutes it’s not really unlimited, is it?”

(Insert stupid gibberish explanation here)

“Even though the plan is capped, it’s still better than what Sprint offers.”

“No, they offer real unlimited calling to the U.S. and Canada for $20 a month.”

“But you have to subscribe to their local telephone service to get that deal.”

“I know, I’ve done my research.”

“Then you know you’re paying twice for local phone service?”

“No, I’m not.”

“Yes you are, have you got your first bill from Sprint yet?”

“No I haven’t but I assure you that I’m not paying more for phone service than I need to.”

“I think you’ll find that you’re wrong and that I’m right when you get your first phone bill. Sprint service is terrible and is more expensive than Bell’s.”

“Who do you work for again?”

“Bell Canada”

“Do you think it’s proper for you to cold call a competitors customers, insult that company, and then argue with the customer about it?”

“I just want to point out to you that you’re paying too much for phone service.”

“I am happy with my current phone service and do not want to change it in any way.”

“Why would you pay for local phone service with Bell and Sprint?”

“I’m not.”

“You said you were getting the unlimited calling from Sprint which means that you have to get local phone service from Sprint as well.”

“I never said I had local phone service from Sprint, I only said that they offer a truly unlimited plan. My lunch hour is almost over, I have to go now.”

“I think you’re wrong. Is there anything else I can do for you today?”

“NO! YOU PHONED ME!”

Click.

August 19, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryan @ 4:48 am

a new blog

There haven’t been many posts lately because I’ve been fairly busy with other aspects of my life. In recognition of this I have started another blog (yes another blog, but 3 seems to be a magical number) called The Woody Housing Project (clever, isn’t it?).

The new house is proving to be a time sucker as well as a treasure trove of stories. Stay tuned for further adventures from The Woody Housing Project.

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