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Re: Possible Class Action Lawsuit?

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My suggestion to all of you who think a class action lawsuit is the way to go is to contact the attorney of your choice and find out if he/she thinks a lawsuit has a chance.   Hopefully if they think your case would have some merit, they will take it on a contigincy basis unless of course you're willing to foot the bill yourself.

 

My experience is most people who talk class action lawsuit want someone else to do the work.  So c'mon you people, put your money/time/effort where your mouth is.  Talk to an attorney and get the ball rolling.

 

Oh yeah, please.... please.... come back here and post what an attorney told you.  

 

"Isn't fun the best thing to have?"   Arthur, from the movie by the same name.

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I have been with Verizon for many years no..... at least 12.  I bought the Droid X and the Droid 2 for communication around the world.  Verizon insisted that the Droid X is WI FI capable...... however what they didn't tell me is that you have to have cell phone service to use Skype with the phone.  I work all over the world, from the Philippines, North Africa, Europe and Asia.  I have never been able to get cell service with my Droid...... Even in the biggest cities in the world.  Verizon duped me into believing that I could Skype from all over the world, back to the US.  This is simply not true, in fact.... it's a lie.  Skype and Verizon are in bed together on this one.  Bye Bye Verizon.  Now I'm going after my pound of flesh.

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number73 wrote:

people should have the right to speak their mind, without being attacked by all these copper, bronze, silver and gold contributors, who by the way, probably work for VZW by the number of their posts.

 

they are obviously trying to defuse the situtation by talking down to a VZW customer who wants to say something about the product they paid for.

 

[Edited to comply with Terms of Service]

 

This forum is censored to favor Verizon's best interest.

I can't wait till my contract with VZW is over in Feb 2011...I will never use them again and discourage others not to as well.

 

I've been with VZW for almost 10 years now....about 6 on my own account and another 4+ on my mother's family plan, which by the way, I paid the monthly bills for. (monthly bill has been over $100/mo the entire time.....$1200/yr x 10 years = $12,000 at least, cause I've been paying $134 for several years, now $170 with data plan)

 

Verizon, you are about to lose a great customer with all your **bleep**.


I lol'd.  How about those of us with a post count enjoy the phone and like helping others.  However, if VZW would like to hire me and give me free phone service to keep posting on these forums I'd be very happy!  I'm sure I could find some other place to spend my $200 per month.

 

 


pukpmk wrote:

I have been with Verizon for many years no..... at least 12.  I bought the Droid X and the Droid 2 for communication around the world.  Verizon insisted that the Droid X is WI FI capable...... however what they didn't tell me is that you have to have cell phone service to use Skype with the phone.  I work all over the world, from the Philippines, North Africa, Europe and Asia.  I have never been able to get cell service with my Droid...... Even in the biggest cities in the world.  Verizon duped me into believing that I could Skype from all over the world, back to the US.  This is simply not true, in fact.... it's a lie.  Skype and Verizon are in bed together on this one.  Bye Bye Verizon.  Now I'm going after my pound of flesh.


 

We've covered this before.  Why would you buy a NON-GLOBAL phone when you need a GLOBAL PHONE?  VZW does not own or make the Skype app and made no statement that Skype would function over Wifi.  You made an assumption and were wrong.

 

With your logic, a car runs on gas and has a radio, so then you should be able to listen to music from your gas tank.

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Re: Possible Class Action Lawsuit?

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I dont think I would have the stomach to work for another customer service company. The funny part is that I used to work for att ( independent dealer) and I would always get people wanting free stuff because of their inconveniences. People wanting to sue and so on. When I worked at Dish Network, it was the SAME thing. People would call say they were going to sue because their 24.99 sattelite tv was knocked out by the wind. "what are my kids going to do now" I felt like saying... "gee maybe they can go take a walk or go to the park" and I couldnt. I was always in a bad mood. I would NEVER work for a customer service oriented company lol If you feel these forums are unfair, why not go post in other forums? A positive word of advice, dont feel locked on a contract. If you dont like your service, just cancel it. I did that to my tmobile account and never looked back. If you dont feel contracts are fair, why dont you get a prepay company? or maybe one of the lower end companies? Some of them even have android phones but would it be the same story? Why havent you called motorola directly? If you feel the cancellation fee is to much, why not cancel and sell your droid for 400 dllrs? Im sure it will sell on ebay right away. I am not saying you are wrong, i believe you just need to relax and let people help you. Also do not take it so serious, at the end of the day its just a cell phone.
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LOL! By the time you settled any class action lawsuit for a harmless app on your phone, and lost, your contract would be over and you could switch carriers anyway. Go get an iPhone or quit complaining. Oh, that's right they have apps that can't be removed like iTunes. I'll keep my Droid and Verizon where I can at least make reliable calls and get decent data speeds.

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I was happy when then subject died down... I really hoped it was through with.  It amazes me the things that people choose to sue for...

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UGH!! I CAN NOT STAND WHEN PEOPLE, COMPLAIN OVER **bleep** STUFF. HOW ABOUT WASTING YOUR BREATH ON RANTING ABOUT CHILDREN WHO ARE KIDNAPPED AND CAN NOT COME HOME, OR HOMELESS FAMILY THAT ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT?? BUT RANTING OVER A PHONE THAT NOT GOING TO BE COOL, BY NEXT YEAR 4G SMARTPHONE, GIVE ME A BREAK. ITS A PHONE, NOT A HUMAN LIFE. THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUE IN THE WORLD THAT'S FAR WORST THEN A PHONE. LOOK YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR, AND SAY "MATERIALISTIC (WORLDLY STUFF) IS NOT GOING TO BE WITH ME IN THE AFTERLIFE.

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Maybe Smartphones should be like cars and require a test before becoming licensed to use.  I try my best to be nice, but many problems people are having are being caused by themselves.  Now don't get me wrong, when you have a problem and go look for a solution, that's great!  However when you have a problem then post a rant about it, well that doesn't help anyone. 

 

Now with that said, I do understand that there are some hardware issues that can't be avoided.  But again, how does posting a comment here help that? If you have  a hardware problem call or go to the store for a replacement phone.

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number73 wrote:

It's my phone, I paid for it, I want it the way I want it.


I don't like a number of the pre-installed apps too, but I believe the cost of the phone is subsidized by the Manufacturer and/or Carrier, so they get their way with what they want to force onto the phone.

The full price of the Droid X is around $600.

 

Verizon is a better carrier for phone calls, but tends to be more intrusive than AT&T when it comes to customizing these [smart]phone interfaces (not always for the better), IMO.

 

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I strongly agree that these apps should optional.  Very disappointed that Verizon/Motorolla are forcing us to have them on the Droid X.  They really clutter up the apps screen, and make finding the essential items more work.  This device should be all about making us more productive, and speeding up the way we work - not making us hunt for the apps. we want to use.

 

I use this device only for business purposes - so Amazon MP3, Blockbuster, FM Radio, Kindle, Social Networking, etc. are just getting in the way of how I use this device, and are an annoyance.  Others may consider these apps essential - and I'm NOT suggesting they're bad in any way - but they're of no particular interest to me personally, and I would like to remove them without using Root Explorer, or some other hack-method.

 

Would not recommend the Droid X to anyone without making this issue known...it's too big-brother for me, but from some of the other posts, it sounds like many just are not bothered being force-fed these apps??    Strange.

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