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GRT

join:2007-10-14
canada
reply to Mitaines

Re: 2 Bell agents try to convince me to switch from Videotron

said by Mitaines:

They once came to my apartment to do the same. I was the nicest I could be, even though they basically tried to get inside and have a chat with me, while I told them I wasn't interested.

They then almost laughed in my face once I told them how much I was paying for TGV30, because they supposedly had a much better offer. Which turned out to be for their slowest Internet speed.

So they were just trying to convince me aggressively that Bell is vastly superior to Videotron. It's like Bell tries to do everything wrong.

You can call the police - NOBODY is allowed to forcefully come into your house after you tell them you are not interested and to leave. If they continue talking and fail to get out, pick up the phone and call the police. Take their names, license plates, whatever, and send a written letter to Bell CEO and report this practice.

It's ok that people do their jobs, that's one thing, but give misleading information and force themselves into your residence when you want peace and fucking quiet, that's not right.

First it was telemarketing calls to "ask how everything was going" and those mysterious Bell surveys that converted into sales pitch, and now it is door 2 door aggressive tactics. They must be desperate.

Who are they fucking kidding - their prices are a rip-off, people are switching to Bell phone because landline cost too fucking bloody much ! They have the worst customer care, very aggressive and very rude and come across as very incompetent, misleading customers, billing errors, unkept promises, etc.

If someone cannot take no for an answer you show them the door and just tell them never to show up or that you will call the police.

If any motherfucker dare show up at my door with an aggressive tone trying to sell me shit, at least they should get their story right and give proper information, if they want to do their damn job and at least come with some decent offer not some garbage.

You have a right to your privacy, you are in your home, and I can't believe you let them in despite telling those idiots that you were not interested. They broke a law right there to begin with when they should have turned their ass around and left.

Guess you are patient.

I always get telemarketing calls from them and always have a nice chat with them proving they are GARBAGE from a to z, and so far all of the poor telemarketing agent were speechless and did not know how to respond because they knew I was right, just that they don't expect that some people they are calling actually work for their competition or knows more about the service than their stupid little script they are told to read from.

I didn't know it was a practice for Bell to be doing that, from what I recall they did this through their customer contact center, as they have a list of people who switch and they call those by phone, I guess things must have changed now or you dealt with outside reps or fraud artists impersonating Bell.....who knows.

I would never have let those jokers in my house.

With Videotron phone service you save more than $50 a month - w hat a damn rip-off, and their internet ? it blows ! I've been with Bell for a long time and it was HELL....(that's why people call them BHELL....) - Videotron is very expensive in some areas and the prices go up motherfuckers and it's getting excessive, but compared to Bell, they are a far distance better in all aspects.

Readme

join:2010-05-18

They also got into my house after I told them I was not interested. They asked to let them tell me why Bell is better than Videotron and that it was cold outside and maybe if they could just get in and we close the door. I was feeling talkative and wanted to prove them how garbage their services are so I let them in. (For the record, I'm a guy and I had another solid guy with me in my house, so I wasn't really afraid of them trying anything...).

Freaking desperate...


Mitaines

join:2010-10-24
Montreal, QC
reply to GRT

said by GRT:

I can't believe you let them in despite telling those idiots that you were not interested.

Oh, don't worry, after they asked me a few times to get inside and I still wouldn't let them in, they just stood by the door while they were trying to sell their stuff.

Still were annoying as hell, though.

julienvf

join:2008-12-30
Verdun, QC
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Acanac
reply to Readme

said by Readme:

They also got into my house after I told them I was not interested. They asked to let them tell me why Bell is better than Videotron and that it was cold outside and maybe if they could just get in and we close the door. I was feeling talkative and wanted to prove them how garbage their services are so I let them in. (For the record, I'm a guy and I had another solid guy with me in my house, so I wasn't really afraid of them trying anything...).

Freaking desperate...

They probably work at no hourly rate, just on commission %, that's why they're so aggressive. For your internet, it's not about the speed, it's all about bandwith caps. For instance, if they offered you Fibe 25 on VDSL, you'll have something like a 250gb cap meaning you forgive one night in a month your torrents seeding and you will go over that limit in a timely manner. I'd get Teksavvy 5mbps by cable prior to that or look at the independent ISP's prior to the bad Bhell guys!

GRT

join:2007-10-14
canada
reply to Readme

said by Readme:

They also got into my house after I told them I was not interested. They asked to let them tell me why Bell is better than Videotron and that it was cold outside and maybe if they could just get in and we close the door. I was feeling talkative and wanted to prove them how garbage their services are so I let them in. (For the record, I'm a guy and I had another solid guy with me in my house, so I wasn't really afraid of them trying anything...).

Freaking desperate...

LOL - that's funny - so perhaps that solid guy with you was Clark Kent and he could dodge bullets ???? Never can trust anybody nowadays especially with all the crazy fucks roaming the city and all the home invasions, I would not trust anybody in my house. You can be tall and "solid" but nowadays crazy people roaming the city with big guns lol. Also you can imagine those door to door scam...I mean sales people probably get tons of rejection, so you may be their 1000th rejection of the day and you never know when they will "Lose it" and what they could do.......

GRT

join:2007-10-14
canada
reply to Mitaines

said by Mitaines:

said by GRT:

I can't believe you let them in despite telling those idiots that you were not interested.

Oh, don't worry, after they asked me a few times to get inside and I still wouldn't let them in, they just stood by the door while they were trying to sell their stuff.

Still were annoying as hell, though.

I have an idea - next time these poor desperate and clueless people show up to sell you something, give them precious advice (probably the best advice they will receive in their life!) Why the hell work for Bell ??? They should apply for Videotron, get proper training and go door to door to convince people why Bell is over expensive garbage and have people switching over...... They would get far less rejection all they have to do is ask the magical question, that's it...."ARE YOU happy with your over sized Bell bill ? " and what better, the BS people, at least now with the money they save they will be able to play more and drink more.

Win-win ???


BingoRingo

join:2010-03-29
Gatineau, QC
kudos:1
Reviews:
·voip.ms

said by GRT:

I have an idea - next time these poor desperate and clueless people show up to sell you something, give them precious advice (probably the best advice they will receive in their life!) Why the hell work for Bell ??? They should apply for Videotron, get proper training and go door to door to convince people why Bell is over expensive garbage and have people switching over...... They would get far less rejection all they have to do is ask the magical question, that's it...."ARE YOU happy with your over sized Bell bill ? " and what better, the BS people, at least now with the money they save they will be able to play more and drink more.

Win-win ???

Sales people don't care who they work for; they just want to close a deal and get a commission.

GRT

join:2007-10-14
canada

They would close more deals with Videotron, that and honestly feel bad for the ones who work at the contact center doing both customer service and telemarketing - they have a quota and performance.



BingoRingo

join:2010-03-29
Gatineau, QC
kudos:1
Reviews:
·voip.ms

said by GRT:

They would close more deals with Videotron, that and honestly feel bad for the ones who work at the contact center doing both customer service and telemarketing - they have a quota and performance.

I guess Bell targets the areas where Vidéotron has a strong presence, so there is money to be made.

And working there is a good lesson in life. Go to school. Well, actually, I know a few people who have bachelors degrees in history and sociology who work in places like this...


laff

@videotron.ca

said by BingoRingo:

I know a few people who have bachelors degrees in history and sociology who work in places like this...

Not much else you're going to do in life with degree's in those two things

GRT

join:2007-10-14
canada

Correction to the above - you should include "not in Quebec", because in Quebec there are no jobs, there is only corruption, unemployment and BS and crime. And if you are the few lucky ones to get a job, you get raped more than 50% of your income, not even including the criminally high level of taxes you are paying, that we all know goes where........

So don't tell him he can't get a job with those degree, maybe not in this republic of banana, but surely elsewhere.



BingoRingo

join:2010-03-29
Gatineau, QC
kudos:1
Reviews:
·voip.ms

said by GRT:

Correction to the above - you should include "not in Quebec", because in Quebec there are no jobs, there is only corruption, unemployment and BS and crime. And if you are the few lucky ones to get a job, you get raped more than 50% of your income, not even including the criminally high level of taxes you are paying, that we all know goes where........

So don't tell him he can't get a job with those degree, maybe not in this republic of banana, but surely elsewhere.

No no, all in Ottawa my friend!

GRT

join:2007-10-14
canada

said by BingoRingo:

said by GRT:

Correction to the above - you should include "not in Quebec", because in Quebec there are no jobs, there is only corruption, unemployment and BS and crime. And if you are the few lucky ones to get a job, you get raped more than 50% of your income, not even including the criminally high level of taxes you are paying, that we all know goes where........

So don't tell him he can't get a job with those degree, maybe not in this republic of banana, but surely elsewhere.

No no, all in Ottawa my friend!

Oh ok then you are safe

I think our friend Mr. Harper should grow some balls and do something about this pandemic of telemarketing and growing number of scams...He should also do something about market research / surveys - People are fed up of being called, fed up of being bothered by any form of soliciting.


BingoRingo

join:2010-03-29
Gatineau, QC
kudos:1
Reviews:
·voip.ms

said by GRT:

said by BingoRingo:

said by GRT:

Correction to the above - you should include "not in Quebec", because in Quebec there are no jobs, there is only corruption, unemployment and BS and crime. And if you are the few lucky ones to get a job, you get raped more than 50% of your income, not even including the criminally high level of taxes you are paying, that we all know goes where........

So don't tell him he can't get a job with those degree, maybe not in this republic of banana, but surely elsewhere.

No no, all in Ottawa my friend!

Oh ok then you are safe

I think our friend Mr. Harper should grow some balls and do something about this pandemic of telemarketing and growing number of scams...He should also do something about market research / surveys - People are fed up of being called, fed up of being bothered by any form of soliciting.

Well for telemarketers there is the Do Not Call List, and for those who can still call you they usually accept requests to be removed from their list.

The big problem lies with scammers who call from oversea "BBBBBiiip This is your Captain speaking. You won a cruise anywhere in the carribeans, to claim your prize press 1"

GRT

join:2007-10-14
canada

said by BingoRingo:

Well for telemarketers there is the Do Not Call List, and for those who can still call you they usually accept requests to be removed from their list.

The big problem lies with scammers who call from oversea "BBBBBiiip This is your Captain speaking. You won a cruise anywhere in the carribeans, to claim your prize press 1"

Right, and I'm willing to bet some people do press 1.... You probably get transferred to a telemarketer who tries to convince you that you have to pay money in taxes to secure your travel lol.

OR.......they make you pay some taxes and send you "somewhere" in the Caribbean perhaps an abandoned warehouse lol.

The DO NOT CALL list only applies to telemarketers. Market research firms are exempt and have the immunity to harass you. EVEN if you refuse to answer a survey,they can CALL you back again and again, as they try to recover some refusals. This is common practice and a grey area as no law has yet to punish a market research firm for doing so.

In my opinion I think the do not call list should apply to BOTH, telemarketers AND survey companies.

BOTHERING people over the phone is no way to conduct ANY business whether soliciting or research...

most of the motherfuckers who call here are overseas scams, and it's a shame because telemarketers have RUINED it for all the other few honest companies out there who are required to contact people by phone...... Once you get called 10 times a day from those bloody pricks, you kinda get fed up and you don't want to listen to anybody else.