How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon [telecom]

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It was just before closing time at a Verizon store in Bushwick, New
York last May when I burst through the door, sweaty and exasperated. I
had just sprinted - okay I walked, but briskly - from another Verizon
outlet a few blocks away in the hopes I'd make it before they closed
shop for the night. I was looking for a SIM card that would fit a
refurbished 2012 Samsung Galaxy S3 that I had recently purchased on
eBay, but the previous three Verizon stores I visited didn't have any
chips that would fit such an old model.

When I explained my predicament to the salesperson, he laughed in my face.

https://www.vice.com/amp/en_uk/article/ev3qw7/how-i-quit-apple-microsoft-google-facebook-and-amazon

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Bill Horne
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

***** Moderator's Note *****

I feel his pain.  

No, I mean it: it happened to me. My brother gave me an older Samsung
that he had no use for, and I went into the Verizon store and asked
them to turn it on. They said that there were no SIM cards made for it
anymore - my brother had kept the old one - and that I'd need a new
phone.

I told them that if they didn't want to see their name in the first
sentence of every paragraph I would write to the CEO of Verizon and to
every newspaper and TV station in the world, they would stop lying and
work to find the right size of SIM card. The salesman dug out a razor
blade and cut a new one to fit, right there. It's in that phone, still
working fine, four years later.

Bill Horne
Moderator

Re: How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon [telecom]
On Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:40:25 AM UTC-5, Bill Horne wrote:
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I just finished reading the article at the above URL. I recommend it
wholeheartedly to ANYONE that is concerned about the quintopoly Daniel
Oberhaus tried to do without.

Bill Horne
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

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