| | Re: OBSCENELY large bill!!
Richard B. Gilbert wrote on [Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:19:54 -0400]:
> On 10/19/2011 10:55 AM, Justin wrote:
>> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote on [Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:59:21 -0400]:
>>> In article<email@example.com >,
>>> meh<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> A woman bought a cellphone for her deaf brother.
>>>> He went to Canada for a month, and NO ONE told him about roaming,
>>>> OR turning off data.
>>> Ummmm.....are we such a nanny state that we have abdicated ANY and ALL
>>> responsibility for knowing how something works? That we can complain
>>> loudly about how "they never told me!" and EXPECT the world NOT to
>>> ridicule that?
>> Yes and no.
>> These companies spend every waking hour devising methods of screwing the
>> consumer over. Should I be required to take my contract for a freaking
>> cell phone to a lawyer every time I get one or renew one?
> No need to get a lawyer, assuming that you are able to read! You do
> have a duty to read and understand the cell phone contract BEFORE you
> agree to it. If you don't understand the contract and all of its
> provisions DON'T SIGN IT!!!!! It's just that simple.
I haven't seen a cell phone contract before receiving service in years.
I also have never signed one.
It's all electronic anymore.