Verizon’s Asurion insurance company is worthless to me

I received a brochure in the mail.  It was from Verizon’s insurance partner Asurion, and it discussed my options with regard to repair or replacement of my cell phone. If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you know that I am devoted to the BlackBerry line of cell phones.  Yes, they still make…

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So a Monet could be in my future …

Longtime readers of my blog will attest that I do NOT subscribe to the iPhone / Samsung cell phone juggernauts.  And that’s mostly because I’ve stayed loyal to the BlackBerry brand for decades. And yes, I will answer your next question.  They’re still making BlackBerry phones.  And they have the security and toughness of their…

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“In moral crisis” or “immoral crisis”? Oh you wacky cell phone, you…

I was driving through Greene County yesterday, and out of the corner of my eye, I spotted something. It was a very distinctive artistic spraypainted tag.  Someone had makred up a steel girder with an American flag. Not just any American flag, mind you … an upside-down flag. As you know from flag etiquette, an…

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Another reason to support BlackBerry phones … Donald Trump doesn’t use one.

Yesterday, I’m watching MSNBC – I’m watching a lot of MSNBC for some reason, maybe it’s to pick up references to obscure rap lyrics from Ari Melber, or to guess if Lawrence O’Donnell’s questions to the panelists are twice as long as the panelist’s answers… And the MSNBC hosts announced that President Donald Trump is…

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Playing chess with the Red Check: or, why Verizon’s insurance plan covers … nothing

I’ve had my BlackBerry PRIV for almost two years now, and it’s a fantastic smartphone.  Probably the smartest smartphone out there. And last Wednesday, the dummy who owned it dropped it off the edge of a table.  Chuck is a dummy. Yep.  Crack in the screen.  Nasty one. But not as nasty as what I…

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Verizon’s gonna hate me … like they don’t already…

There’s two significant reasons why Verizon hates me.  The first is that I’m one of the last subscribers to sign up for the original “lifetime unlimited data” plan, and no matter how many times they’ve tried, they can’t get me to walk away from it.  Nyah. The second reason is that I am not interested…

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Another Verizon “nickel and dime” trick

It started last week, when I noticed something different about the phone numbers on my Caller ID feature from my BlackBerry PRIV cell phone. Normally, when I receive a call from someone, their phone number pops up as a Caller ID message.  And if I’ve programmed their name into the phone, then their name comes…

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