said by rradina:
The original post was about equipment maintenance. I compared it to the value of a wire maintenance plan which is nothing more than a bunch of cheats trying to separate folks from their money.
Wire maintenance was a result of the breakup of Ma Bell. Part of the consent decree. The next time you see Judge Green, you should thank him profusely for that. As a result of his decision, the demarc was the end of RBOC responsibility for the wiring.
Regarding grapes and gravel, I have always maintained all of this is a scheme from people who like to cheat.
I don't disagree on the equipment fee; if the company owns the equipment, they should take care of it. If the customer owns the equipment, the customer should take care of it.
Unless geography prevents it, hopefully you told your dad that you would take care of any wiring problems since it's unlikely he'd ever call.
How quickly could you drop everything and traverse 156 miles for a service call? Geography was definitely a factor.
And, yes, there was a discontinuity in your statement.--
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