Gonna Be One Of Them Old People
March 23, 2015
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… with the leased telephone.
Verizon nags me non-stop about upgrading my Internet service so I can get faster speeds and a new router. The thing is, I know why they want this. They need to move on to a new standard for routers and until everyone switches, they’re pretty much stuck.
There’s an easy way to resolve it though. Just offer me a hardware trade. You want to get rid of the old router, so just give me a new router and we’ll call it even. I have little need for more speed. I got 60/60 in a speed test just now, but for $10 more a month, I can get 75/75. Sorry, V, you gotta try harder than that. I figure they’ll make the offer eventually.
I have mixed emotions about Verizon. FIOS has been rock-solid and a dream come true. I can’t complain about my bill either. The first time, the contract was under my ex wife’s name for 2 years, then I changed it to my name and got another new user bonus for another 2-yr contract. Then I worried about losing that special pricing in the next contract renewal. You wouldn’t believe it. My price went down. Not a lot, maybe $5, but still. Who ever heard of a utility bill going down?
No, my big beef with Verizon is their bundling. I don’t watch TV, I don’t need a land line. I have (and rent) one base-model cable box because I think I have to. Nope, I just need Internet, but it’s more expensive to not get the 3-way bundle. Still, how can I complain when my rate is dropping?