Doesn't fly if it's not on the contract you signed. There are no contracts the court would uphold that just allow them to add provisions as they see fit, whenever they want, without even telling the customer. Many states even have their own laws against changing an already-signed contract without approval from all signing parties.
Yes, I think you're nuts.
Me too. Are you sure a new provider would charge that much? When was the last time you checked their plans/rates?
I have a plan on VZW that is pretty much as loaded out as it can be, which supports several phone lines, and it doesn't even cost $120/month.
I knew this was true since forever (EULAs and contracts have always been over-reaching and awful), but I just recently started to take action against it. I recently canceled a phone plan and my former cable contract after I got notices that the terms had been updated, and contacted them to tell them I didn't agree to the changes. Their response was pretty much "Oh well, go somewhere else then". So I did. I now have a far cheaper, less evil cell phone plan, and my cable service has no contract or termination fees.
There is always an option to do away with companies that disregard your rights. It's always worth finding the other option, and it's the only way these giant monopolizing bastards will ever learn: when their customers start leaving in the thousands.
Or, you know, you could just use a provider that isn't as evil as AT&T. There's absolutely no reason to use AT&T for anything, ever, except convenience. Sounds like that convenience just disappeared (again) so...is it time yet for everyone to drop AT&T and let them flail and fail while we watch grinning?
My impression of what will happen when they get your letter:
-Show to supervisor
-"HAHAHA this guy thinks we're going to let him out of our illegal charges! NOPE!"
-Send form letter, toss your letter, game over.
-Toss letter in trash
-"What letter? We never got anything."
Anyway you go, good luck with getting that evil giant to do the right thing, for any amount of time or effort.
AT&T are hands-down the shadiest mofos operating as a business in this world. From small print-approved snooping on your data, to no-tell-em fees that just pop up all the time, the customer's best interest is the LAST fucking thing they could care about.
We recently cancelled our business internet/phone with them, because they were adding on all sorts of 'additional value-added services' without even asking us(totaling hundreds per month), and our bills were(without the charges from these services) more than double what we were told they would be when we signed up. I have heard from several other people that this is the case for them as well - not sure if it's a regional thing, but everyone I asked was in the Midwest.
They have no respect for regulation, the law, or common decency, and the sooner that former-monopoly branch of an evil empire implodes, the happier I will be. Unfortunately, the only way this will happen is if you - the consumers - vote with your feet and stop allowing them to do this to you.
That is incredibly ignorant. No, women were NOT being 'discriminated against'. There just weren't anywhere near as many women applicants. The tech sector is rife with complaints about the lack of women, and yet, women go into technical fields and apply for jobs in that area a fractional percent as often as men do.
If you have a pool of applicants, hire the most qualified ones. If women are pissed they weren't chosen, they should work harder and get better at what they do so they will be chosen the next time. It's better than complaining that they didn't get the job due to lack of a penis.
If there is any evidence of impropriety or discrimination, that shit should be dealt with immediately. Short of that, don't hire based on gender or race. Hire based on ability.
The Muslims who buy into extremism and terrorism are akin to the US Republicans who buy into the Tea Party. Every group has its crazies and fanatics - that doesn't mean the rest of that group are also evil.
Even though I think MANY cops are bad at their job, and abuse their authority, I actually think some are quite good at it. They are respectful and polite, and don't immediately assume because they are talking to you that you have done something wrong or you are a victim.
On the other end of the spectrum you get such gems as the officers who pull their service weapon during traffic stops because they think everyone wants to kill them because of the uniform.
Here's a hint for the bad cops: if you aren't a dick to everyone you interact with, most people don't want to kill you for doing your job.
And that would make you a Fox News fanboy then?
Come on. Just because you doubt the official story doesn't mean you are tinfoil hats and alien abductions.
The government lies to us. All the fucking time. If you don't realize this, then YOU, sir or ma'am, are the brainwashee. The day the government comes out and says "Sorry, we've been lying about Area 51, and what happens overseas in these 'wars', and how we deal with, assassinate, and install pocket leaders around the world" then I will start buying the 'official story'.
Are you seriously calling Law Enforcement 'trained professionals'? Lately, some of the arrests/videos/incidents I have seen make me question whether some of these cops should be allowed to drive, much less enforce laws and carry weapons. It seems like instead of safety and peace of mind police like to tote their guns as bolt-on confidence, and love to wave them around for whatever reason they can find.
I would feel a whole lot safer with a well-practiced civilian carrying a gun than the boys in blue who have only the department's weapons training to work with. At least your average civilian isn't going to shoot you unless you start shooting first. Police don't have the same prerequisites to shoot people, and will be let off the hook for just about any shooting, no matter how unjustified. Their trigger finger is especially itchy when they think their uniform makes them a target and everyone is out to get them.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Because it's so much better listening to you whine about ACs.
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