I am so sick and tired of BellSouth I could just about scream.
For about the last year I have been hounded and harassed by them because they want to sell me new services. About 10 months back they were calling me every other day for over 3 weeks. The first call was an offer for DSL service at a reduced price. I replied that I dod not own a computer and so had no need for DSL service. But they kept calling and offering. Finally I snapped and told the person that called that they had better note that they had called me more than 10 times for the same offer and that every time I had said "no" and that if they called again I would immediatly terminate my service with them.
Then, a few months ago they actually had a person come to my house to try and solicit me. I went off on him something fierce and figured that would be the end of it.
But no!! A week ago I started getting calls from Joplin MO. I answered the first call only to be hung up on. My wife answered the second call and was likewise hung up on. At that point we started letting the machine catch it figuring someone might leave a message. No such luck. Then I started trying to call the number back and it was always busy. LAst night they called again and lo and behold an actual human was there wen I answered. She asked how I was and I told her I was more than a little frusterated with the fact that I had been recieving hang ups from this Joplin number for over a week. She actually laughed, said that it was not her but that they were all courtesy calls from BellSouth. COURTESY?!?! How in Hades is calling and hanging up courtesy?? I believe I uttered something along the lines of "You have to be kidding me" which she took to mean I wanted to hear her schpiel. So I hung up on her.
My wife and I immediatly decided that that was the last straw. Today, after work, we are going to get a cell plan and terminate our land line. And when I do it I am going to ask to speak to the manager and explain to him in exquisite detail just why I am terminating my plan.
Okay. End of rant. I feel marginally better.