Sunday, December 09, 2007

False advertising or Verizon Wireless why do you taunt me so?

As I have mentioned before, I want a new cell phone. I have wanted one for months now but Hubby said no until my 2 years was up. My Razr has been a good phone but it has had some battery issues, I have had to replace the battery numerous times. I have changed my mind a couple of times on what phone I wanted but at the end of November Verizon debuted the Voyager by LG and I knew it was what I wanted! Its LG's answer to the IPhone, it has a nice touch screen and it opens up also for text messaging or whatever. The camera is a good one, 2 mega pixels. Its gotten great reviews from Wired magazine and couple of others. Hubby has the Moto Q9, which he loves and I considered but the screen resolution is small and I need BIG letters with my poor eyesight. My Phone was eligible for an upgrade on 12/6, and so I asked for the phone for a Christmas present. Yesterday was warmer than its been in a while so we charged up the Gold wing and went to the Verizon store. The Big Marque sign at the store screams "VOYAGER HAS LANDED!!" so I thought I would be walking out with my phone. BUT! They don't have any and not only that they wouldn't order me one either! WTF? Then why does it say its landed? They had the Q and I looked at it but after seeing the demo Voyager (they did have a demo) I knew I wanted the voyager and I will be stuck with this phone for 2 years so I wanted to make sure I was happy with it. I was given a card and told to call back every week and hopefully when they come in I can get there before everyone else that wants one and get one but it wouldn't be before Christmas. What a load of crap! I came home and called Verizon and ordered one over the phone that will be shipped at no charge. They guy said I might get it as soon as Wendsday if the warehouse has them in stock. I doubt they do but at least its ordered and I don't have to call every week and run to the store and fight for one.

In spite of this I am not willing to change carriers, I love Verizon, I have less dropped calls, the clarity is good and my kids both also have Verizon I can talk free to them anytime.

Then on the way home I had another adventure. I got sick really quick and I had to make hubby pull off the road so I could get off the bike. I knew it was heartburn but it was the worst heartburn I have ever had! It hurt so bad I couldn't stand up straight, I was leaning over the bike seat. If I didn't know better I would thought it was heart attack but I had heard of heartburn that felt like a heart attack. Anyway, after about 15 minutes and a Tagamet I had with me it eased. It was then I noticed where we were and I saw why the people that walked by looked at me funny. Hubby had pulled into a parking of a strip mall where there are 3 bars/nightclubs. So I looked like some wasted drunk puking in the parking lot!



Blogger teebopop said...

I've had Verizon for at least 9 years. Many of my friends and relatives have tried AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile (and others) only to discover how crappy the service was, all the time.

Verizon has been very, very good. I've only had maybe 5 dropped calls in all that time. Service has been excellent.

When I've lost or damaged (once a cell fell out of hubby's shirt pocket and he ran over it with the car) and I had a replacement the very next day. Great Service.

So, when my contract is up, I will be getting a new phone. I did not hear about the Voyager, but am extremely hot to buy it!

Once you do get it, let us know how it works and if you really like it or not. Or email me. I'd be highly appreciative!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

I can't wait for my contract to be up - as I want a new phone - I'll be sticking with motorola products, simply because I have all the adapters (cig lighter, extra chargers etc).

My BIL used to work for Verizon before he moved to this state - they treated their employees awesomely (engineering side) and he had nothing but good things to say about them.

They don't provide coverage in my part of the world, otherwise I think we would be switching to them.

11:41 AM  
Blogger doggybloggy said...

I have sprint and have had them for years...but they all have the same 'hype' I need a new phone so bad.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Vegas Princess said...

I want that phone too! I love my Chocolate but that one just looks so cool and my big issue with the iPhone is that it is touch screen only so what happens if the screen goes dead (which has happened to some already) With this new Verizon phone you have the inside keypad to use so I like that. I can't believe they didn't have any with all the advertising they are doing. I bet they tried to talk things up for the holidays and get interest going and then not release the phone until after the new year. Typical marketing scam.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

LOL! You been drinkin? ;)

That looks like a cool phone and I would LOVE to have one...I hate that with verizon, you can't get a new phone without extending your 2 yr. contract. With Alltell you can....

7:21 AM  
Blogger Silverstar said...

Cool phone! Heartburn sucks, plus add embarrassment due to others blaming another trigger for your sickness, oi!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

On the bright side, those people were probably too drunk to even remember you!

Good luck with the new phone! I hope you get it soon.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I love Verizon. Didn't want to go for the en-V, eh? I love my en-V.

And that is too funny about looking like a drunk LOL

6:32 AM  

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