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Comments on news posted 2014-06-23 12:08:55: Last year, buyers who shelled out $1450 for the Google Chromebook Pixel were promised two years of 100 MB free LTE data per month, courtesy of Verizon. ..

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nycdave
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join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:17

1 recommendation

Fact Check Turned Off?

Verizon funny math, or buyers remorse for paying $1450 bucks for a Google device????


robbyglack

@50.243.146.x

what ?

100MB is nothing. this makes no sense. verizon takes a PR hit for somehting that i am sure costs them very little.

ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL

Where was this promo advertised?

If it was on a Web site, then archive.org should have grabbed a copy.

elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
for those of you who are verizon customers you know their billing systems are about as bad as it gets and many times the agents cant help.

Google Play - They are in a league of idiots...Google's customer service is like the keystone cops. I went through two generations of broken phones--no more.. The only good thing is that you can actually get a bogus app reversed on your account past the remorse window.

Im sure the 10 people that bought one it would cost Verizon practically nothing, but if I had a dollar for billing and feature mess ups I would actually have a reasonable bill


Mike
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Pittsburgh, PA
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reply to robbyglack

Re: what ?

email for grandma


morbo
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reply to ISurfTooMuch

Re: Where was this promo advertised?


ke4pym
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Charlotte, NC

I smell a lawsuit coming

Class action anyone?

Oh wait, SCOTUS blocked that from happening.

slckusr
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said by ke4pym:

Class action anyone?

Oh wait, SCOTUS blocked that from happening.

Those poor poor lawyers.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

4 recommendations

reply to robbyglack

Re: what ?

The stupidity of corporate greed knows no bounds.


Someguy

@24.191.123.x

Bandwidth

The problem with being forced to carry additional channels are part of the bundle is bandwidth usage. That bandwidth could be better use by more desired channels and/or video on demand or internet services.


ropeguru
Premium
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Mechanicsville, VA

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reply to ke4pym

Re: I smell a lawsuit coming

That is kind of a good thing. Imagine the time Verizon lawyers will have to put in for thousands of individual cases. Much harder than a single class action.

ssavoy
Premium
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Dallas, PA

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reply to Mike

Re: what ?

Once per month ever since she set her Gmail theme to a 99MB tiff photo of the grandkids


ArrayList
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reply to nycdave

Re: Fact Check Turned Off?

everyone I know that keeps their chromebook is happy with it.
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IPPlanMan
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join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
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You unlimited people...

It's things like this that make me hope that the Unlimited Data people cost Verizon as much money as possible.


Goliath2k
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united state
reply to robbyglack

Re: what ?

Yeah I agree -- when you're talking in terms of gigabytes and at good LTE speed -- 100 MB should be viewed as little more than a rounding error.

If it wasn't for Verizon's monopoly, they would've probably been more hesitant to do something like this. As it stands though, if you get mad about something like this, who are you going to switch to? If you have Verizon it's probably because you're either locked in a contract or they are the best provider in your area.


timcuth
Braves Fan
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Pelham, AL
reply to IPPlanMan

Re: You unlimited people...

If I was a Verizon customer affected by this, I would drop them like a hot potato. Maybe even if I wasn't affected by it.

grabacon9

join:2013-08-21

100mb is a rip off.

Does Verizon even know what 100mb is? Stupid they are.


kontos
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reply to ropeguru

Re: I smell a lawsuit coming

said by ropeguru:

That is kind of a good thing. Imagine the time Verizon lawyers will have to put in for thousands of individual cases. Much harder than a single class action.

Yeah, I bet thousands of individuals are lining up to pay five figure lawyer bills in order to sue VZ for three figure damages done.


ev

@74.140.91.x
reply to Goliath2k

Re: what ?

Is it even possible to use another carrier with these devices without an internal modem swap? Or is it basically locked to VZ by virtue of some soldered-down chipset having just their particular flavor of LTE support?


toby
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join:2001-11-13
Portland, OR
reply to Someguy

Re: Bandwidth

said by Someguy :

The problem with being forced to carry additional channels are part of the bundle is bandwidth usage. That bandwidth could be better use by more desired channels and/or video on demand or internet services.

Makes no sense.


battleop

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reply to kontos

Re: I smell a lawsuit coming

If you are so cheap that you take the 100Mb free option then I'm pretty sure you are to cheap to pay for that first visit to a lawyer.
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to timcuth

Re: You unlimited people...

If you were a Verizon customer affected by this Verizon would have dropped you like a hot potato.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.


battleop

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reply to Someguy

Re: Bandwidth

Are you replying to the correct thread?

norm

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reply to battleop

Re: I smell a lawsuit coming

said by battleop:

If you are so cheap that you take the 100Mb free option then I'm pretty sure you are to [sic] cheap to pay for that first visit to a lawyer.

Or you're financially responsible enough to not pay for more than what you need.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
"are to [sic] cheap"

Damn, your Nazi grammar skills got me. I'm glad you found the real issue in my post.
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norm

join:2012-10-18
Pittsburgh, PA
kudos:1
The real problem with your post is that you equate people not purchasing more than what they need as being cheap. If Verizon does not rectify the issue, I wouldn't be surprised if some of these "cheap" people take up legal arms.

firedrakes

join:2009-01-29
Arcadia, FL
reply to battleop

Re: Bandwidth

verizon and the precocious data


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to norm

Re: I smell a lawsuit coming

Really, Who uses 100Mb / month today? It was a FREE tier and now people are bitching at Verizon because they are not getting something for Free. They need to bitch at Google who sold the Chrome books and not Verizon.
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to firedrakes

Re: Bandwidth

Is it national make no sense in a thread day?

norm

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reply to battleop

Re: I smell a lawsuit coming

said by battleop:

Really, Who uses 100Mb / month today? It was a FREE tier and now people are bitching at Verizon because they are not getting something for Free. They need to bitch at Google who sold the Chrome books and not Verizon.

Why does it matter how much data someone uses? The point is, people purchased the device with the agreement that there would be a free tier of data for 2 years. The devices have Wi-Fi, they don't need to use mobile data 100% of the time. As the article clearly stated, the 100 MB plan is good enough to get you online in a pinch.

If Verizon agreed to Google's terms in regards to offering the 100 MB data tier for free for two years and then Verizon later reneged on that agreement, how is that not Verizon's problem with its customers AND Google?