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Comment Re:"Business People" (Score 1) 187

Layoffs increase profitability.

They increase short term profitability, only because operating costs go down. And of course, if you reduce force, you are less poised to execute so it's *only* short term since next quarter your deliverables will again be scaled to your workforce.

Even if you look at it like the company trimming the fat, the fact they are structured to allow the fat to develop in the first place is a bad thing. How many companies come back from a "reduction in force" to become profitable? Some do, most don't. It's usually a sign they are circling the drain trying to make themselves more attractive for a buyout.

And since layoffs increase stock price, you should buy when you hear, to not be the last on the rising tide.

And unless you are dealing with insider information, you will be the last to hear. The individual investor is the last to know. The sharks have already feasted.

Curious if you bought Cyanongen, Inc (or whatever it's called)?

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 1) 411

Second transaction = different contract. Entirely different thing to unilaterally changing the terms of an ongoing contract on DeVry.

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, so I bump this thread. The only contract these people have is month-month. That was honored. A renewal under the same terms was refused. Business transaction complete. The OP had it spot on. V isn't obligated to renew a contract under the same terms. Take a second to think about how that would work if it was reversed. Never mind, I've asked for too much here.

Not sure why I thought of a phoenix. Maybe it was something about your inability to read TFA in conjunction with the aptitude of the average UoP grad. Probably not though, never mind.

Comment Re: Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 1) 411

And they're advertising falsely.

OMFG they are not. Can you read TFA? They no longer advertise or offer unlimited plans. These people had those plans back in the day. They are now on month-month plans under the same terms. Verizon allowed them to keep the same terms as a courtesy. They are no longer offering that. So seriously what's your argument here? If someone offers you a contract they are bound to re-offer or extend that same contact forever? Really? So in 2096 these people's children's children should still be paying $30 for unlimited data?

Do you understand how a contract works? For the same reason you as a consumer can choose not to renew a non-advantageous contract, so can Verizon. That's what they are doing. They didn't break any contract.

Currently in California, many "clean air" vehicles get to use the carpool lane ( which I find idiotic). now if the state suddenly started saying "Well, you can only use them between 9 pm and 4 AM", I'd be against that as well.

No one is trying to take away your right to be against something. You don't have to like what Verizon does. Heck, you can stop buying services from them even. You can even tell your friends. Post it on Facebook. Go nuts. But they didn't break a contract or the law here.

Comment Re: Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 1) 411

Nope, that's not how it works. That's how it worked when your old ass was in charge. The way things work now that you're irrelevant is that we will pressure V in to doing things the way WE want out we'll regulate or legislature their asses out of business. Do try to keep up, old man.

Hilarious. V has been sticking it to customers since time immemorial. What's changed. Where have you been? Why aren't you saving the day?

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 2) 411

a) Most of these things fall under contract law. If I have to sign up a 2y contract, they shouldn't be able to just change it halfway through. That's what's happening here though, they have a contract which they're failing to abide by.

You are confused. That's not what's happening at all. Their 2-yr contracts are expired. They are month-month plans. V didn't even terminate mid-month. They just didn't offer the option to renew at the end of the month.

Comment Re: Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 1) 411

And I don't like being called a dick by others because I bought a plan as advertised and kept it for obvious reasons. That's called being smart.

And people that drive in carpool lanes with single drivers don't like being called a dicks either. What's the problem? They are getting to work faster and it doesn't make a bit of difference to you in the slow lane, right?

And for your information, you can answer any of these hard question by doing the following: ask yourself what society would be like if everyone acted the same way as you. What if everyone drive in the carpool lane? Then it would be pointless to have a carpool lane, fewer people would carpool resulting in more overall cars on the road. There's your answer.

In your case, if everyone used 100GB / month, yes that'd bring the entire network to it's knees for everyone. Again, there's your answer.

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 1) 411

No such thing as 'common sense'. Besides, in the viewpoint of most of those users, they didn't do anything even remotely unreasonable.

Just because you don't have it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

So tell me. Is the rule that as long I don't think I did something unreasonable, it's A-ok? Like, I don't think it's unreasonable to go 50MPH through a school zone. All good?

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 0) 411

No, unlimited means just that: unlimited.

Obviously not. Need proof? Read TFA. You can try to make up whatever definition you want but unless you get the execs at Verizon to agree it doesn't do much good does it?

What Verizon is doing is trying to get people to pay more by using an artificial (virtual) limit of how much data you can transfer from point a to point b on a monthly basis.

Then use another carrier. That's how it works. You don't like a service, you use a different one. Verizon doesn't operate on your laws of Goodness and Honesty. They do whatever they want to maximize profits. That includes not renewing unlimited data contracts for heavy users. There's nothing even slightly illegal about not renewing a contract.

Comment Re:Reaching the limits of the unlimited (Score 0) 411

its pretty rich to think that these "very few" customers have any material effect on what you pay or even the quality of your service.

What's rich is to think V is going our their way and dealing with the bad publicity for no reason at all. If it really didn't matter at all, why would they do it? Because they are evil? Let me know your theory about why they don't just offer everyone unlimited data? Do tell, Mr. Wizard.

Comment Re:Sue them for FRAUD (Score 1) 411

Note to you: you don't understand TFA. These people do not have unlimited plans, and Verizon doesn't offer any new user an unlimited plan. Some users *had* unlimited plans, which are now expired, null, and void. Verizon allowed them to keep the same terms month, month, but is no longer allowing that.

There's no fraud. They were not cut off mid contract. They consumed their 100GB. Contract period ended. Business transactions complete.

Comment Re:2-Way (Score 1) 411

Are you a lawyer or do you just play one on TV?

They *are* two-way. They are, de-facto, in material breach of contract.

Wow, material breach of contract. Sounds serious.

All V did was decide not to renew a contract. If they turned off their service in the middle of their cycle, that would be breach of contract. That's not what happened. They used their 100GB. Contract is over. Business transaction complete. They are welcome to sign up for a new V contract / plan under the same terms offered to any other user.

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