[kwlug-disc] Ooma and leaving Bell

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:53:59 EDT 2014


Good point, I've changed the subject line.

This conversation forked a few times a couple of weeks ago, so yes, it no
long has anything to do with openWRT (unless you consider that I will be
running my phones through an openWRT router?)



On 4 April 2014 15:46, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Khalid noted that the reference code he had has expired. He also noted if
> your price was $150 not $100 (I think), his code was indeed not working.
> (For 'coupon codes' I've sometimes found success just googling for it.
> http://www.redflagdeals.com/ comes to mind as a possible source, perhaps
> within a forum.)
>
> So far as I know, nothing here / the Ooma involves openWRT. Perhaps it's
> time to change the subject line?
>
> On 14-04-04 02:16 PM, Jeff Smith wrote:
>
>> Well we finally got this settled... After much yelling and screaming
>> and using words that I was making up on the spot, I got Bell to: a)
>> cancel the satellite accountb) admit they were wrong about the rental
>> unitc) credit me for one year's rental charges So Phase Three of
>> "Project Bye-Bye Bell" is now complete (Phase One was move from Bell
>> DSL to TekSavvy Cable, Phase Two was move my cellphone to Telus,
>> Phase Three is the TV) All that remains is Phase Four: cancel the
>> home phone and Phase Five: Move Wifeski's cell to Telus. So I'm 90%
>> ready to order the home phone package from Ooma.  Khalid, do you
>> still have that reference code so you get a bonus for referring me?
>> Let me know as soon as you can so I can place the order. This weekend
>> Wifeski and I are going to that "mall" thing where they keep the
>> Telus store and spying out some cellphones for her.  We will be more
>> than happy to pay the early cancellation fee, especially now that we
>> have a credit account from the rental charges refund! Then I will do
>> my best Martin Luther King Jr. impersonation with my rendition of
>> "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last."
>> !! Thanks to all of the gang here who helped so far! Jeff
>>
>>
>> Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:11:43 -0400 From: kb at 2bits.com To:
>> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] what is the perfect
>> openWRT router?
>>
>>
>> Oh God! Paying rent for 3 years on a returned unit.
>>
>> That makes Rogers look like saints!
>>
>> On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 9:44 AM, CrankyOldBugger
>> <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Actually cancelling the satellite in itself isn't a problem, it's
>> that these crooks are claiming that we still have a rental receiver.
>> That unit broke three years ago and they didn't have replacement
>> parts so we sent the unit back and bought a new one.  Now they are
>> saying that we still have it "at our cottage" (I've never owned a
>> cottage).
>>
>>
>> So I phoned a different department (billing) and asked them why the
>> hell have I been paying rental this past three years. so now they're
>> trying to find the rental unit in their records.
>>
>>
>> Nevertheless, we've had it with Bell so we're dropping all of their
>> services even if we have to pay penalties..
>>
>>
>>
>> On 29 March 2014 00:13, Glenn Henshaw <thraxisp4 at mac.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Mar 28, 2014, at 10:52 AM, CrankyOldBugger
>> <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> For Wifeski and I, we are in the middle of making Ma Bell walk the
>> plank..  This is a bit off topic but ultimately it all comes under
>> "why I need unlimited internet and a good router firmware".
>>
>>
>>
>> We are trying to cancel our Bell satellite TV.  They are pulling
>> several tricks right now to get us to stay (including something that
>> sounds like extortion to me), but they will be gone shortly.  That's
>> $90 a month liberated in the Name of the People.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Bell changed their terms of effective March 31. You have every right
>> to cancel their services without penalty. I was moving and saved 6
>> months of charges. You have until the end of April to opt out. This
>> was in the January bill package.
>>
>>
>> ... Glenn-- Glenn Henshaw              Waterloo, Canada
>>
>>
>>
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