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Comment: REALLY SLASHDOTTERS??? RTFM!!! (Score 1) 562

by billraper (#38525168) Attached to: Verizon Adds $2 Charge For Paying Your Bill Online
Hey, Slashdot! Read the actual article. Verizon is ONLY charging the fee if you use a one-time-payment method other than e-check. If you use e-check, the fee is waived. All they are doing is passing along the credit/debit card fees. If you are enrolled in auto-pay, the credit/debit card fee is waived!

Comment: Another factor in the symptom (Score 1) 274

by billraper (#32869002) Attached to: The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'
It > that (as some have noticed) this problem is more prevalent on older handsets. I bought mine in November when they first came out. While I ran Android 1.5, the problem did not appear. When I downloaded the 2.1 "leaked" version, the problem did not appear. HOWEVER, when I re-downgraded to 1.5 and received the 2.1 OTA update, the problem popped up. I received a replacement eris the other day and (knock on wood) this problem has not appeared on the new phone. HOWEVER Android 2.1 performs pretty poorly on the Eris. After 4 tries, Verizon has agreed to ship me an Incredible. Now just to wait and see whether they make good...

Comment: I was taken in... (Score 1) 830

by billraper (#29578649) Attached to: Mainstream Press "Cringes" At Win7 Launch Parties
I must confess that I was taken in by this. Heck, I was one of the silly dweebs that had "BBS" parties, "LAN" parties and attended the occasional "SUG" meeting. Is it campy and silly? SURE!!! Is it uncool? SURE!! -- But so am I!! Do I get a 100% free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Edition? YOU BET!! So, to all you naysayers: NYAAAAAAAH!!! :-) Bill

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