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Tired of Feeling Ripped Off by Ma’ Bell And or Rogers?

If you’re tired of feeling ripped off by Ma’ Bell’s monthly rates, and their new slower high-speed, limited internet access, YOU now have a GREAT option to save you loads of money. Read on…

I discovered the hard way that my unlimited internet access has been changed to a 5GB monthly limited download, while my supposedly, high-speed internet access was slowed to a crawl of “up to 5KBPS”.

This now makes it VERY expensive to download files like CAD and TIFs… or to even view very many YouTube videos, in any given month.

Remember, your computer downloads web pages, videos, etc., as you surf the internet. Yes, it’s kept in a temp folder… but this is STILL considered downloading.

So, if you’re like me, and trying to discover ways to cut your monthly costs… I’m posting this in hope of saving you lost $$$$$$$$$$$!

First, let me give you some history…

In 2007, Ma’ Bell informed me they could no longer offer me their unlimited, long distance package for the monthly rate of $25. I refused their recommended “replacement” plan, as it was to cost me well over my former monthly rate, and cover nowhere near the same geographical area.

In speaking with friends to see what they were doing to save money on long distance, I discovered Distributel.

For the mere charge of $20.29 monthly, Distributel gave me the EXACT same plan Ma’ Bell had given me in the two previous years for $25 monthly!

I’ve been with Distributel for long distance since 2007… and, better yet… Distributel has NEVER increase my monthly long distance rate (since 2007)!

On several occasions now, I have stressed to Bell’s Service Reps that I remain loyal to companies who are honest and loyal to me. Thus I have constantly refused to return to Bell for long distance coverage of any sort.

More recently, I warned Bell’s Service Reps that if my landline and internet access were to ever go beyond the monthly rate of $65 (that I was paying in early 2009) that I would be shopping around for replacements, for these services too.

My May, June, and July 2010, Bell phone bills have been ever increasing in monthly rates. They have become what I deemed to be ridiculous and unjustified in the rates charged.

Granted, once I complained, Bell lowered my May and June telephone bills…BUT, I was then forced to pay $5 EXTRA for insurance… for IF I go over the monthly 5GB download allowance… which I did.

For July 2010, I’ve been forced to pay an extra $10 insurance from Bell, in order to be saved extra monthly charges. This means my Bell phone bill will now over $100 for a simple landline telephone, plus much slower, high-speed internet access!

In November 2010, I left Bell and went to Distributel… which I’d like to say, has THE best support staff EVER… but… Distributel’s system is far too unreliable to depend on as a primary means of communication.

As of April 11, 2011, after suffering with no means of communicating with the outside world (no telephone!) for over 48 hours… I signed over my communications services to a smaller, local company I had learned of only recently. Pray for me that all works out? I would HATE to have to go back to Bell Telephone …EVER.

Wow! And to think that I went to college in the 70’s in hopes of becoming a Service Rep for Bell Telephone. What WAS I thinking!

In case you’re wondering… no, I NEVER did end up working for Bell Telephone. God was good to me!

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Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

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49 comments
Candio Painel says June 27, 2012

thanks this is a really good read. Go get ’em girl!

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    Trish says June 27, 2012

    🙂 …thanks Candio!

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Anete says June 26, 2012

nice informative post 🙂

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    Trish says June 27, 2012

    Thanks Anete!

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Claudiane Vieira says June 21, 2012

you tell them sista!

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    Trish says June 23, 2012

    🙂

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Caroline says June 19, 2012

thank you for saying the way many of us feel!

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    Trish says June 20, 2012

    You're welcome Caroline!

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Christy says June 14, 2012

very good article, thank you for sharing.

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    Trish says June 20, 2012

    You're welcome Christy!

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Clara says June 13, 2012

🙂 …well said!

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    Trish says June 14, 2012

    Thanks Clara!

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Bianca says June 9, 2012

simply amazing, and well said lol!

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    Trish says June 14, 2012

    Thanks Bianca!

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Carrie says June 5, 2012

LOL, well stated!

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    Trish says June 6, 2012

    Thanks Carrie!

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Aliana says May 29, 2012

LOL, this really is an awesome post, i’m happy i came across this. i will be back to look at out more of your articles later.

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    Trish says June 6, 2012

    Thanks Aliana!

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Carlos says May 28, 2012

good post!

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    Trish says May 28, 2012

    Thanks Carlos!

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Elenise says May 25, 2012

Well said, thank you!

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    Trish says May 26, 2012

    You're welcome Elenise!

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Celine says May 24, 2012

i’m going to recommend this post to my friends. they’re going to be glad they’re not alone in this.

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    Trish says May 26, 2012

    Thanks Celine!

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Albana says May 23, 2012

this blog is very informative and thought provoking.

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    Trish says May 26, 2012

    Thanks Albana!

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Elmides says May 18, 2012

These kind of posts are always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content so I’m happy to have found many good point here in the one. Your writing is simply great, thank you.

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    Trish says May 18, 2012

    Thanks Elmides!

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Ronaldo Venisio says May 18, 2012

I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and read from more often. Did you hire a website designer or create your theme? Excellent work!

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    Trish says May 18, 2012

    Thanks Ronaldo. This is simply a theme that was free… though it has been customized for me.

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Pat Robbins says May 15, 2012

These two are as bad as the three major auto manufacturers used to be.

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    Trish says May 26, 2012

    So true Pat! Too much corruption EVERYWHERE today for my liking.

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Caroline says May 5, 2012

awesome post thanks!

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    Trish says May 8, 2012

    Thanks Caroline!

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Pete Spachtholz says April 15, 2012

Good site! I have subscribed to your RSS feed. Have a nice day!

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    Trish says May 8, 2012

    Thanks Pete!

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Jemes Hickmann says March 14, 2012

thanks for providing this information here, now I know I’m not alone.

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    Trish says May 8, 2012

    Thanks Jemes!

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Charles Surrey says January 11, 2012

Two thumbs up for this post!

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    Trish says May 8, 2012

    Thanks Charles!

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Jay St. Fenaseson says January 8, 2012

Great post! Maybe if more of us reported bad service… maybe? the big 3 in communications would smarten up… buuut, I doubt it.

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    Jorge says May 15, 2012

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    Craig Jarvis says May 18, 2012

    I think it would be nice for everyone could find a fair system first before committing to a contract… but alas…

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      Trish says May 18, 2012

      We can all dream Craig, that's for sure!

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Jay Steperson says December 22, 2011

Well stated!!!!

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    Trish says May 8, 2012

    Thanks Jay!

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