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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/19/2018 10:43:43 AM   
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Always good stuff, Todd
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/23/2018 8:34:27 PM   
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Josh Gordon back from suspension, on non-football illness list for more counseling. He's missed all but five games in the past three seasons, but many here were ready to sign him/trade for him right away because of Norv and our nice guys. Addiction is a motherfukker, to the point where him being honest enough with himself/his counselors that he's kept away may be the best sign yet that he may be gaining some traction in his recovery. The odds are stacked so high against any addict, especially those who don't have to face consequences. Staying with the Browns may be the best thing that's happened to him (and ONLY him); any wriggling out of his predicament, even through trade, would work against him.

I hope the best for him. He may have a chance.
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/23/2018 9:05:09 PM   
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(Already posted in the Media Section)

A couple of years ago I came on here and talked up this great deal I got when I pulled my annual Sunday Ticket con after switching all services to ATT. Ricky J said the tablet I got for free hadn't been offered to him for free and Richard N said he had such a bad billing experience that he left hundreds on the table to leave DirecTV/ATT. I had gotten all the freebees: Sunday Ticket, a big ass tablet, a $350 credit to switch, a free phone, bill credits, etc. I even got an extra $175 in items from the ATT store when I went there to get glass protector for our phones.

Except that almost all of it was a lie. The phone was free and I did get the items at the store, but they reduced my rebate to $175 because of it----and then I never got the rebate. The tablet was free, but they put me on a two-year contract for an extra phone line even though my "switcher" repeatedly said I wouldn't get billed if I never used it over the air. I got billed for the Sunday Ticket; as I disputed this along with all the other lies, they "accidentally" cut me off three Sundays in a row and then charged me $50 each week for the single-week pay-per-view (they did refund one). They didn't even give me the $10/month discount for combining billing.

When I call up to pursue my dispute, they cite the $23 credit I get each month until I convince them that's the credit for my free phone. We go through a highly annoying round and round over my contact number (all my numbers are with them), the history of the dispute, non-solutions like the $23 credit, silence once they start reading through the meat of the dispute, apologies, citation of the difficulty of addressing this after so much time has passed until I point out that I've been talking to them about it from the start, a promise to resolve it after they've contacted corporate, another go-round with the contact number so they can call me back within a couple of days and then......nothing until I call again weeks or months later.

I've never been through anything like it. The user agreement stipulates arbitration which requires fees up front, and I don't have solid proof other than the trail of calls. The contract is about to run out, but we're stuck because our local cable service is horrible, only ATT and Cingular phones work where I live (up against the San Gabriel Mountains), and we're slaves to our TV habits (DVR, certain shows, mix of local and national sports, etc.). The saddest part is I'm going to try to work the Sunday Ticket con again now that we're not under contract, but I've learned a key thing:

When you want to get something out of ATT customer service, use their chat feature because you can get a transcript (first copy and paste, then use their feature to have it sent to your email). We're not going anywhere, but I'm going to at least try to extract some value from those mofos.

< Message edited by bohumm -- 7/23/2018 9:19:42 PM >
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/24/2018 8:52:21 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bohumm

(Already posted in the Media Section)

A couple of years ago I came on here and talked up this great deal I got when I pulled my annual Sunday Ticket con after switching all services to ATT. Ricky J said the tablet I got for free hadn't been offered to him for free and Richard N said he had such a bad billing experience that he left hundreds on the table to leave DirecTV/ATT. I had gotten all the freebees: Sunday Ticket, a big ass tablet, a $350 credit to switch, a free phone, bill credits, etc. I even got an extra $175 in items from the ATT store when I went there to get glass protector for our phones.

Except that almost all of it was a lie. The phone was free and I did get the items at the store, but they reduced my rebate to $175 because of it----and then I never got the rebate. The tablet was free, but they put me on a two-year contract for an extra phone line even though my "switcher" repeatedly said I wouldn't get billed if I never used it over the air. I got billed for the Sunday Ticket; as I disputed this along with all the other lies, they "accidentally" cut me off three Sundays in a row and then charged me $50 each week for the single-week pay-per-view (they did refund one). They didn't even give me the $10/month discount for combining billing.

When I call up to pursue my dispute, they cite the $23 credit I get each month until I convince them that's the credit for my free phone. We go through a highly annoying round and round over my contact number (all my numbers are with them), the history of the dispute, non-solutions like the $23 credit, silence once they start reading through the meat of the dispute, apologies, citation of the difficulty of addressing this after so much time has passed until I point out that I've been talking to them about it from the start, a promise to resolve it after they've contacted corporate, another go-round with the contact number so they can call me back within a couple of days and then......nothing until I call again weeks or months later.

I've never been through anything like it. The user agreement stipulates arbitration which requires fees up front, and I don't have solid proof other than the trail of calls. The contract is about to run out, but we're stuck because our local cable service is horrible, only ATT and Cingular phones work where I live (up against the San Gabriel Mountains), and we're slaves to our TV habits (DVR, certain shows, mix of local and national sports, etc.). The saddest part is I'm going to try to work the Sunday Ticket con again now that we're not under contract, but I've learned a key thing:

When you want to get something out of ATT customer service, use their chat feature because you can get a transcript (first copy and paste, then use their feature to have it sent to your email). We're not going anywhere, but I'm going to at least try to extract some value from those mofos.



How good is your internet? If you have decent internet you aren't a slave to anyone.

< Message edited by Phil Riewer -- 7/24/2018 8:55:07 AM >


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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/24/2018 9:50:34 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer

quote:

ORIGINAL: bohumm

(Already posted in the Media Section)

A couple of years ago I came on here and talked up this great deal I got when I pulled my annual Sunday Ticket con after switching all services to ATT. Ricky J said the tablet I got for free hadn't been offered to him for free and Richard N said he had such a bad billing experience that he left hundreds on the table to leave DirecTV/ATT. I had gotten all the freebees: Sunday Ticket, a big ass tablet, a $350 credit to switch, a free phone, bill credits, etc. I even got an extra $175 in items from the ATT store when I went there to get glass protector for our phones.

Except that almost all of it was a lie. The phone was free and I did get the items at the store, but they reduced my rebate to $175 because of it----and then I never got the rebate. The tablet was free, but they put me on a two-year contract for an extra phone line even though my "switcher" repeatedly said I wouldn't get billed if I never used it over the air. I got billed for the Sunday Ticket; as I disputed this along with all the other lies, they "accidentally" cut me off three Sundays in a row and then charged me $50 each week for the single-week pay-per-view (they did refund one). They didn't even give me the $10/month discount for combining billing.

When I call up to pursue my dispute, they cite the $23 credit I get each month until I convince them that's the credit for my free phone. We go through a highly annoying round and round over my contact number (all my numbers are with them), the history of the dispute, non-solutions like the $23 credit, silence once they start reading through the meat of the dispute, apologies, citation of the difficulty of addressing this after so much time has passed until I point out that I've been talking to them about it from the start, a promise to resolve it after they've contacted corporate, another go-round with the contact number so they can call me back within a couple of days and then......nothing until I call again weeks or months later.

I've never been through anything like it. The user agreement stipulates arbitration which requires fees up front, and I don't have solid proof other than the trail of calls. The contract is about to run out, but we're stuck because our local cable service is horrible, only ATT and Cingular phones work where I live (up against the San Gabriel Mountains), and we're slaves to our TV habits (DVR, certain shows, mix of local and national sports, etc.). The saddest part is I'm going to try to work the Sunday Ticket con again now that we're not under contract, but I've learned a key thing:

When you want to get something out of ATT customer service, use their chat feature because you can get a transcript (first copy and paste, then use their feature to have it sent to your email). We're not going anywhere, but I'm going to at least try to extract some value from those mofos.



How good is your internet? If you have decent internet you aren't a slave to anyone.

My internet (through ATT, BTW) is good, but as I said above we're slaves to our TV habits, including local and Minnesota sports and DVR dependence. If I want to watch the Vikings and support my wife running races on Sundays, I need the Sunday Ticket and a DVR.

I hate the way American business treats their customers and employees, but I recognize that I choose to participate to a great extent.
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/24/2018 4:41:47 PM   
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It's official. Samantha is off auxiliary oxygen. Samantha, mom and dad are all very happy.

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/25/2018 9:30:19 AM   
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It's official. Samantha is off auxiliary oxygen. Samantha, mom and dad are all very happy.



That's great news.

Congratulations.

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/25/2018 9:31:45 AM   
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It's official. Samantha is off auxiliary oxygen. Samantha, mom and dad are all very happy.


Whew...very good news KG.

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/25/2018 9:38:31 AM   
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Glad to hear it KG. I'll bet your heart rate went down at the same time.

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/25/2018 11:09:00 AM   
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It's official. Samantha is off auxiliary oxygen. Samantha, mom and dad are all very happy.



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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 7/25/2018 12:04:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: kgdabom

It's official. Samantha is off auxiliary oxygen. Samantha, mom and dad are all very happy.



She now is fine in every way as far as we can tell. Finally putting this premature thing behind us. Thanks everybody for all the encouragement. I won't bother you with reports of her sitting up and rolling over etc...

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/10/2018 9:17:20 AM   
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Blast from the past: For those of you who couldn't make it to the Minneapolis get-together for the Houston game I found a pic on my camera for you. Lynn is actually just out of view on the right behind a glass window

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/10/2018 9:45:46 AM   
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Blast from the past: For those of you who couldn't make it to the Minneapolis get-together for the Houston game I found a pic on my camera for you. Lynn is actually just out of view on the right behind a glass window



Sweet!
(Lynn looks good in that Nurses outfit, doesn't she?)
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/10/2018 10:12:54 AM   
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Good one Ricky. And each one of you was arguing that you're not really crazy. Oh what a night!

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/10/2018 10:15:27 AM   
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MediCAtionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnns!

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/12/2018 10:35:27 AM   
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Blast from the past: For those of you who couldn't make it to the Minneapolis get-together for the Houston game I found a pic on my camera for you. Lynn is actually just out of view on the right behind a glass window




That's some funny shit man!
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/12/2018 11:09:43 AM   
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/12/2018 1:32:34 PM   
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Looks like a bunch of guys in the rec room at an insane asylum.

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/12/2018 2:07:26 PM   
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Looks like a bunch of guys in the rec room at an insane asylum.

Absolutely looks like a scene from One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
It is isn't it?

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/12/2018 2:17:02 PM   
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/12/2018 4:26:10 PM  1 votes
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quote:

ORIGINAL: kgdabom

quote:

ORIGINAL: Bill Jandro

Looks like a bunch of guys in the rec room at an insane asylum.

Absolutely looks like a scene from One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
It is isn't it?


Hello.
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/13/2018 1:47:12 PM   
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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/13/2018 1:53:17 PM   
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Ricky there will be no residuals for you.

At least he kept his shirt on Art. I still have those pictures, just saying.

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/13/2018 2:00:08 PM   
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Ricky there will be no residuals for you.

At least he kept his shirt on Art. I still have those pictures, just saying.

Whew. It's my pants that get me in trouble.

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RE: Vikes water cooler thread - 8/13/2018 2:30:19 PM   
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Is it legal for you to post that?

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