0.002 $ != 0.002 c - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old Dec 21st, 2009, 12:58 pm Thread Starter
Cat Herder
 
andy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 5,852
0.002 $ != 0.002 c

So, here is a guy, having Verizon as a phone carrier, travels to Canada and uses data in Canada. So far so good. He was quoted (as you will be able to hear) 0.002c/kb, used something like 35000kb ... about 70c worth of data, and is charged $71 ....


And then the math genie's at Verizon cannot figure out that 0.002 $ is something different than 0.002c


Well worth listening to.


Andreas Pleschutznig
'14 GSAW soon:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Still in search of Occam's razor to cut a Gordian knot.
andy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old Dec 21st, 2009, 1:43 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Posts: 22
Re: 0.002 $ != 0.002 c

Unbelievable, just unbelievable. They don't know how to do simple problems. School just isn't like it was years ago, when I attended. Don't tell them they are wrong, you might hurt their feelings. It is unbelievable, the amount of knowledge people no longer have. Several years ago, I had a teenage stepson,eleventh grade, who could not count out the change they would receive when a person bought something. If I handed him a dollars worth of coins, he could not count them back to me, and come up with a dollar. I guess that is nothing unusual any longer though as no one counts your change back to you when you buy something.
jireynolds67 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old Dec 21st, 2009, 6:06 pm
Senior Member
 
mwnahas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bedford Hts, OH, USA
Posts: 4,234
Re: 0.002 $ != 0.002 c

That is so sad. Funny thing was I played this for someone, and they agreed with Verison. I said you could work for them.

Just Go
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mike
Cleveland Ohio
2019 K1600b Grand America, Blue Max.
mwnahas is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 8:03 am
Senior Member
 
ibbones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Victoria, TX, USA
Posts: 3,328
Re: 0.002 $ != 0.002 c

They must have got their training at WalMart. Makes me glad I have ATT where there are never any morons figuring out my bill.

"BONES" <///><
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2018 R1200RT
2002 K1200LTC--- Belle

"My wife and I have an understanding. I won't try to run her life and I won't try to run mine."
ibbones is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 2:23 pm
Senior Member
 
haughty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Spring, Tx, USA
Posts: 910
Re: 0.002 $ != 0.002 c

Brought to you by the school system that also had the economists trained to figure out our national debt...........

Don't be afraid to say what you feel, as those that matter DOnt mind and those that mind Dont matter.
Dr.Suess-
-


1980 YAMAHA XJ650 MAXIM (RIP)
1982 YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO (SHES GONE)
1982 SUZUKI GS1000 (GONE)
2001 BMW K1200LT
2004 BMW R 1150 RT Sold.....
2007 BMW R 1200 GS
1986 BMW K100RT WITH A FLEXIT SIDECAR
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1985 BMW K100 RT ( parts bike, but its too nice to do that, so it runs)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
haughty is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 11:46 pm
Lifetime Supporter
 
cfell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
Posts: 7,794
Re: 0.002 $ != 0.002 c

Hey... math skills iz hyly ovr8ted.
cfell is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 3:40 am
Senior Member
 
SurfMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Zetten, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Posts: 154
Re: 0.002 $ != 0.002 c

Go to http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/ for the actual call. It's a staggering 27 minutes long!!! It also includes the followup of this all...
SurfMan is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old Dec 27th, 2009, 5:00 am
THE Democracy Doctor
 
jayjacobson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: We LOVE illegals and Socialists, Sunny, Southern Kommyfornia,
Posts: 5,694
Re: 0.002 $ != 0.002 c

Quote:
Originally Posted by andy
So, here is a guy, having Verizon as a phone carrier, travels to Canada and uses data in Canada. So far so good. He was quoted (as you will be able to hear) 0.002c/kb, used something like 35000kb ... about 70c worth of data, and is charged $71.....And then the math genie's at Verizon cannot figure out that 0.002 $ is something different than 0.002c.....
Actually, Verizon is way ahead of the curve! They're using the American dollar,
"devalued," math!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jayjacobson is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome