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Anonymous
April 9, 2005 11:18:17 PM

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.... as someone who has been subjected to less-than-stellar customer service
from all businesses including cellular I have noticed a pattern. It usually
takes three tries with different CSR's to fix a problem. I think the usual
system is to aim the first time caller at the lowest common denominator of
service rep. i.e. a rookie. Then the next time you call about the same
problem(probably tracked by your phone number) you are moved up the
experience ladder till hopefully the problem gets solved.
April 9, 2005 11:18:18 PM

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This is the comon model of CSR and if implemented right, it is the
most cost effective.




On Sat, 9 Apr 2005 19:18:17 -0400, "Dudhorse" <dudhorse@bellsouth.net>
wrote:

>... as someone who has been subjected to less-than-stellar customer service
>from all businesses including cellular I have noticed a pattern. It usually
>takes three tries with different CSR's to fix a problem. I think the usual
>system is to aim the first time caller at the lowest common denominator of
>service rep. i.e. a rookie. Then the next time you call about the same
>problem(probably tracked by your phone number) you are moved up the
>experience ladder till hopefully the problem gets solved.
>
Anonymous
April 10, 2005 2:08:40 PM

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In article <HjZ5e.36542$UW6.11750@bignews5.bellsouth.net>,
"Dudhorse" <dudhorse@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> ... as someone who has been subjected to less-than-stellar customer service
> from all businesses including cellular I have noticed a pattern. It usually
> takes three tries with different CSR's to fix a problem. I think the usual
> system is to aim the first time caller at the lowest common denominator of
> service rep. i.e. a rookie. Then the next time you call about the same
> problem(probably tracked by your phone number) you are moved up the
> experience ladder till hopefully the problem gets solved.

Would that it be that simple. Basically is once a company (Cable,
Cellular, etc) has your money and you in a contract, you're a piece of
cash flow, and if it costs extra to handle your account, maybe they'd
just as soon scare you away.
Related resources
Anonymous
April 10, 2005 6:15:14 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> Thanks for that honesty. Handle Time restraints is what encourages reps
> to lie to get you off the phone, and to mis state the matter when your
> account is notated.

Facts? Cites? Anything credible to back up your claim? Of course not- you
have no knowledge of the subject. All you want to do is spread lies.
Anonymous
April 10, 2005 6:37:12 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>
> Duh. Try reading it again. "they have to keep their average call time
> under a certain amount amount of time,"
>
> What would you call that??

Good business- something you have obviously never been involved in. People
have tried to explain this to you before, but you are obviously too
intelectually challenged to understand. It is an AVERAGE that more than 90%
of the calls are going to fall under. If I have five one minute calls and
one 30 minute call, I meet the metric. What is so horrible about that?
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 1:58:08 AM

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Haven't you heard...you don't call customer service with any company. It
will just get worse. Even at Comcast some times. Though with Comcast, there
aren't any termination fees...who would want to treat a customer that way?
:) 


"Dudhorse" <dudhorse@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:HjZ5e.36542$UW6.11750@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
> ... as someone who has been subjected to less-than-stellar customer
> service from all businesses including cellular I have noticed a pattern.
> It usually takes three tries with different CSR's to fix a problem. I
> think the usual system is to aim the first time caller at the lowest
> common denominator of service rep. i.e. a rookie. Then the next time you
> call about the same problem(probably tracked by your phone number) you are
> moved up the experience ladder till hopefully the problem gets solved.
>
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 1:58:09 AM

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Xman(AKA Mike) wrote:
> Haven't you heard...you don't call customer service with any company. It
> will just get worse. Even at Comcast some times. Though with Comcast, there
> aren't any termination fees...who would want to treat a customer that way?
> :) 

Disclaimer: Xman claims to work for Comcast. :p 

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April 11, 2005 11:22:08 AM

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Per Scott Stephenson:
>It is an AVERAGE that more than 90%
>of the calls are going to fall under. If I have five one minute calls and
>one 30 minute call, I meet the metric. What is so horrible about that?

Speaking as one who knows nothing...but who has been through conversion of a
major electric utility's Help Desk to the standard model used today...I would
say the nasty stuff starts when those geniuses in management start lowering the
allowed average in hopes of raising their quarterly bonuses.
--
PeteCresswell
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 11:22:09 AM

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"(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z.invalid> wrote in message
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> Per Scott Stephenson:
> >It is an AVERAGE that more than 90%
> >of the calls are going to fall under. If I have five one minute calls
and
> >one 30 minute call, I meet the metric. What is so horrible about that?
>
> Speaking as one who knows nothing...but who has been through conversion of
a
> major electric utility's Help Desk to the standard model used today...I
would
> say the nasty stuff starts when those geniuses in management start
lowering the
> allowed average in hopes of raising their quarterly bonuses.
> --


Absolutely correct. However, the smart companies have recognized the
advantage of giving the customer plenty of no-human-needed options for the
easy stuff and actually relaxing the handle time metrics for those things
that require human assistance. And Jack would never know it, but there are
cellular companies that have adopted this business model with great success.
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 11:22:09 AM

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In article <9t1l51hvqvf7v4jfsui1lpippugi75ckck@4ax.com>,
"(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z.invalid> wrote:

> Per Scott Stephenson:
> >It is an AVERAGE that more than 90%
> >of the calls are going to fall under. If I have five one minute calls and
> >one 30 minute call, I meet the metric. What is so horrible about that?
>
> Speaking as one who knows nothing...but who has been through conversion of a
> major electric utility's Help Desk to the standard model used today...I would
> say the nasty stuff starts when those geniuses in management start lowering
> the
> allowed average in hopes of raising their quarterly bonuses.
> --

Problem is they will get upset at 30 minute calls even if you average
below 6 minutes. SprintPCS is particularly bad at this where you will
"accidently" get disconnected at 6 minutes.
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 4:47:25 AM

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Scott Stephenson wrote:
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-FB8B5C.05120610042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
>
>
>>
>>Thanks for that honesty. Handle Time restraints is what encourages reps
>>to lie to get you off the phone, and to mis state the matter when your
>>account is notated.
>
>
> Facts? Cites? Anything credible to back up your claim? Of course not- you
> have no knowledge of the subject. All you want to do is spread lies.
>
>

Pfft.
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 4:47:26 AM

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In article <425bde78$0$5595$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au>,
Matt Mizzi <mmmmizzi@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

> Scott Stephenson wrote:
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-FB8B5C.05120610042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> >
> >
> >>
> >>Thanks for that honesty. Handle Time restraints is what encourages reps
> >>to lie to get you off the phone, and to mis state the matter when your
> >>account is notated.
> >
> >
> > Facts? Cites? Anything credible to back up your claim? Of course not- you
> > have no knowledge of the subject. All you want to do is spread lies.

We just had Cingular employees tell us so. I guess Scott only reads the
posts he wants to.
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 1:19:32 PM

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> Per Scott Stephenson:
> >It is an AVERAGE that more than 90%
> >of the calls are going to fall under. If I have five one minute calls and
> >one 30 minute call, I meet the metric. What is so horrible about that?
>
Facts? Cites? Anything credible to back up your claim? Of course not-
you have no knowledge of the subject. All you want to do is spread lies.
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 7:21:27 PM

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--
I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "

"Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:h-6dnTtJQu9XwMHfRVn-pA@adelphia.com...
>
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-EBD454.17495012042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
>
>>
>> We just had Cingular employees tell us so. I guess Scott only reads the
>> posts he wants to.
>
> Funny- I read no such thing in that post. She mentioned a handle time. I
> missed the part where it was stated as a number.
>
> BTW, Jack- I defy you to name a single customer service call center
> environment (any industry) that does not measure this. You can't, because
> they all do.

I / We maintain 911 networks for a significant part of the USA, and are also
the primary customer service "SPOC" for the 911 dispatchers that may be
having
difficulties, or hardware/software problems with their equipment, on a 24/7
basis.
Call Time is not measured, and is considered irrelevant. Sort of what I say
about
the wind speed, while heading down I-x95 with the top down!.
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 9:38:52 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> > Per Scott Stephenson:
> > >It is an AVERAGE that more than 90%
> > >of the calls are going to fall under. If I have five one minute calls
and
> > >one 30 minute call, I meet the metric. What is so horrible about that?
> >
> Facts? Cites? Anything credible to back up your claim? Of course not-
> you have no knowledge of the subject. All you want to do is spread lies.

Specifically, what do you want to support the claim? How about 6 years
experience in the industry, many of which have been focused on subjects just
like this. That would put me light years ahead of you in the knowledge
department- all you have is your experience as a whiney, uninformed,
misleading customer.

Now, what about my lack of knowledge? And what specific lies are you
referring to? I like the childness of you posting one of my responses to
you- too bad it doesn't fit quite as well.
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 1:52:29 AM

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You must of been that teachers pet in high school that could never get laid
and people hated because you had this chip on your shoulder. Go be a geek
some where else or some thing, will ya?

"Steve Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
news:4259E367.8020001@JustThe.net...
> Xman(AKA Mike) wrote:
>> Haven't you heard...you don't call customer service with any company. It
>> will just get worse. Even at Comcast some times. Though with Comcast,
>> there aren't any termination fees...who would want to treat a customer
>> that way? :) 
>
> Disclaimer: Xman claims to work for Comcast. :p 
>
> --
> JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
> Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
>
> "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
> --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 1:57:01 AM

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Xman(AKA Mike) wrote:
> You must of been that teachers pet in high school that could never get laid
> and people hated because you had this chip on your shoulder. Go be a geek
> some where else or some thing, will ya?

*I* have a chip on my shoulder?

I'm not the one in here pissing and moaning about Verizon all the time, when
you've made it clear that Cingular works better for you.

I'm not the one shilling for Comcast, and by the way, if most of Comcast's
employees are obnoxious morons like you, I'm glad they're not my cable company.

--
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Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

"The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
--New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 12:30:48 PM

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In article <XNa7e.19273$1p4.9623@trndny06>,
"Remove This" <telcotech@verizon.net> wrote:

> --
> I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "
>
> "Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:h-6dnTtJQu9XwMHfRVn-pA@adelphia.com...
> >
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-EBD454.17495012042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> >
> >>
> >> We just had Cingular employees tell us so. I guess Scott only reads the
> >> posts he wants to.
> >
> > Funny- I read no such thing in that post. She mentioned a handle time. I
> > missed the part where it was stated as a number.
> >
> > BTW, Jack- I defy you to name a single customer service call center
> > environment (any industry) that does not measure this. You can't, because
> > they all do.
>
> I / We maintain 911 networks for a significant part of the USA, and are also
> the primary customer service "SPOC" for the 911 dispatchers that may be
> having
> difficulties, or hardware/software problems with their equipment, on a 24/7
> basis.
> Call Time is not measured, and is considered irrelevant. Sort of what I say
> about
> the wind speed, while heading down I-x95 with the top down!.

Obviously lying since know-it-all Scott says such a call center doesn't
exist. :->
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 5:43:32 PM

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Took me a moment, Jack, but a big LOL there !!!

--
I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "



>> I / We maintain 911 networks for a significant part of the USA, and are
>> also
>> the primary customer service "SPOC" for the 911 dispatchers that may be
>> having
>> difficulties, or hardware/software problems with their equipment, on a
>> 24/7
>> basis.
>> Call Time is not measured, and is considered irrelevant. Sort of what I
>> say
>> about
>> the wind speed, while heading down I-x95 with the top down!.
>
> Obviously lying since know-it-all Scott says such a call center doesn't
> exist. :->
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 9:44:06 PM

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"Remove This" <telcotech@verizon.net> wrote in message
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>
> I / We maintain 911 networks for a significant part of the USA, and are
also
> the primary customer service "SPOC" for the 911 dispatchers that may be
> having
> difficulties, or hardware/software problems with their equipment, on a
24/7
> basis.
> Call Time is not measured, and is considered irrelevant. Sort of what I
say
> about
> the wind speed, while heading down I-x95 with the top down!.
>
>

And how many are the 'we' that you mention? 15? 150? More? Do the same
dispatchers always deal with you, or do they get "first come, first served"
basis.
Anonymous
April 14, 2005 9:46:57 PM

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"DevilsPGD" <ihatespam@crazyhat.net> wrote in message
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>
> Call time was not tracked at my last call center job, but we did track
> the number of calls per day, which is roughly the same thing represented
> differently.
>

It is actually the same thing- if you work 7.5 hours a shift and the
expectation is an average of 6 minutes per call, your requirement is 75
calls per day. If the expectation is 75 calls per day, your requirement
would be to average 6 minutes per call.
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 4:51:48 AM

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In message <68ydnYbPeNo_ncLfRVn-uA@adelphia.com> "Scott Stephenson"
<scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote:

>"DevilsPGD" <ihatespam@crazyhat.net> wrote in message
>news:8a3s51lui40mv5fr544mv616oug3n4js8d@news.readfreenews.net...
>
>> Call time was not tracked at my last call center job, but we did track
>> the number of calls per day, which is roughly the same thing represented
>> differently.
>
>It is actually the same thing- if you work 7.5 hours a shift and the
>expectation is an average of 6 minutes per call, your requirement is 75
>calls per day. If the expectation is 75 calls per day, your requirement
>would be to average 6 minutes per call.

Yes indeed. However, at that call center I would never be criticized
because a single call was long. At call centers that officially monitor
call length, you can get written up for having a single 45 minute call.


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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 7:28:29 PM

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Replies in line...

--
I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "


>>
>> I / We maintain 911 networks for a significant part of the USA, and are
> also
>> the primary customer service "SPOC" for the 911 dispatchers that may be
>> having
>> difficulties, or hardware/software problems with their equipment, on a
> 24/7
>> basis.
>> Call Time is not measured, and is considered irrelevant. Sort of what I
> say
>> about
>> the wind speed, while heading down I-x95 with the top down!.
>>
>>
>

> And how many are the 'we' that you mention? 15? 150? More?

That's not info I care to reveal, however you've got the "range"

> Do the same dispatchers always deal with you, or do they get "first come,
> first served"
> basis.

A ringing phone gets answered, pronto, we hope. So it can work either way.
Some
issues get resolved on the initial call, some don't.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 7:54:38 AM

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911 call centers hardly count for Average Handle Time that is totally
different than hello CSR my bill is messed up and I demand you credit it!
"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> In article <XNa7e.19273$1p4.9623@trndny06>,
> "Remove This" <telcotech@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> --
>> I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "
>>
>> "Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
>> news:h-6dnTtJQu9XwMHfRVn-pA@adelphia.com...
>> >
>> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
>> > news:jzwick3-EBD454.17495012042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
>> >
>> >>
>> >> We just had Cingular employees tell us so. I guess Scott only reads
>> >> the
>> >> posts he wants to.
>> >
>> > Funny- I read no such thing in that post. She mentioned a handle time.
>> > I
>> > missed the part where it was stated as a number.
>> >
>> > BTW, Jack- I defy you to name a single customer service call center
>> > environment (any industry) that does not measure this. You can't,
>> > because
>> > they all do.
>>
>> I / We maintain 911 networks for a significant part of the USA, and are
>> also
>> the primary customer service "SPOC" for the 911 dispatchers that may be
>> having
>> difficulties, or hardware/software problems with their equipment, on a
>> 24/7
>> basis.
>> Call Time is not measured, and is considered irrelevant. Sort of what I
>> say
>> about
>> the wind speed, while heading down I-x95 with the top down!.
>
> Obviously lying since know-it-all Scott says such a call center doesn't
> exist. :->
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 7:59:55 AM

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I can attest Cingular reps don't "accidently hang up @ the 10 minute limit."
IT is a TOTAL AVERAGE OF THE DAYS CALLS
"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> In article <9t1l51hvqvf7v4jfsui1lpippugi75ckck@4ax.com>,
> "(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z.invalid> wrote:
>
>> Per Scott Stephenson:
>> >It is an AVERAGE that more than 90%
>> >of the calls are going to fall under. If I have five one minute calls
>> >and
>> >one 30 minute call, I meet the metric. What is so horrible about that?
>>
>> Speaking as one who knows nothing...but who has been through conversion
>> of a
>> major electric utility's Help Desk to the standard model used today...I
>> would
>> say the nasty stuff starts when those geniuses in management start
>> lowering
>> the
>> allowed average in hopes of raising their quarterly bonuses.
>> --
>
> Problem is they will get upset at 30 minute calls even if you average
> below 6 minutes. SprintPCS is particularly bad at this where you will
> "accidently" get disconnected at 6 minutes.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 11:53:35 AM

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In article <Ug%8e.434$r53.243@attbi_s21>,
"svnnahsdaddy4701" <svnnahsdaddy4701@insightbb.com> wrote:

> approximatly ten minutes from the time you beep to the time they are
> expected to get you off the phone. Factor in 45 seconds to verify, 3
> minutes to get the problem, provided the customer is not pissed, that leaves
> 6 minutes 15 seconds to solve it wrap it up note it and assist with any
> other questions. Not an easy job by any means!!

Thanks for the honesty. SprintPCS only allows its reps 6 minutes total,
and required upselling is included in that time .
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 11:54:38 AM

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In article <%m%8e.446$r53.286@attbi_s21>,
"svnnahsdaddy4701" <svnnahsdaddy4701@insightbb.com> wrote:

> I can attest Cingular reps don't "accidently hang up @ the 10 minute limit."
> IT is a TOTAL AVERAGE OF THE DAYS CALLS


SprintPCS reps do, and some local managers will go ballastic over a
single long call.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 4:15:16 PM

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In article <1113912079.644174.268470@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
corvus187@hotmail.com wrote:

> The queue is first come, first served.
>
> I worked for Cingular too, Schaumburg/Chicago, IL call center...Most of
> the reps I worked with were idiots and/or lazy. Too often I had to
> handle calls from customers who had unresolved problems and I saw the
> accounts were noted but no further action was taken by the previous
> rep...usually the problems that required paperwork/manager
> approval/follow-ups. I dutifully reported this to my superiors but kept
> hitting a brick wall. You are right, the pay isnt worth the
> frustration- frustration more times than not brought on by Cingular
> itself upon customers they claim to care about. In the time I worked at
> Cingular and since, I have never carried a Cingular phone and never
> will. Cingular is one of the biggest criminals without a gun in my
> opinion, and this is coming from someone that was on the inside, but if
> youre happy, thats what counts right?
>
> Take Care people.

Unfortunately I have ample experience that SprintPCS is even worse.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 9:42:12 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>
> Thanks for the honesty. SprintPCS only allows its reps 6 minutes total,
> and required upselling is included in that time .

Says only you.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 9:42:44 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>
> SprintPCS reps do, and some local managers will go ballastic over a
> single long call.


Proof? Or is this another lie?
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 9:43:40 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-C9A15A.07151619042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <1113912079.644174.268470@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> corvus187@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> > The queue is first come, first served.
> >
> > I worked for Cingular too, Schaumburg/Chicago, IL call center...Most of
> > the reps I worked with were idiots and/or lazy. Too often I had to
> > handle calls from customers who had unresolved problems and I saw the
> > accounts were noted but no further action was taken by the previous
> > rep...usually the problems that required paperwork/manager
> > approval/follow-ups. I dutifully reported this to my superiors but kept
> > hitting a brick wall. You are right, the pay isnt worth the
> > frustration- frustration more times than not brought on by Cingular
> > itself upon customers they claim to care about. In the time I worked at
> > Cingular and since, I have never carried a Cingular phone and never
> > will. Cingular is one of the biggest criminals without a gun in my
> > opinion, and this is coming from someone that was on the inside, but if
> > youre happy, thats what counts right?
> >
> > Take Care people.
>
> Unfortunately I have ample experience that SprintPCS is even worse.

Only because you are the classic horror customer, as evidenced by your
rants, raves and stupid reasons for calling them, as documented by your long
Usenet archive.
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 9:43:42 PM

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Jack Zwick wrote:
>
> In article <Ug%8e.434$r53.243@attbi_s21>,
> "svnnahsdaddy4701" <svnnahsdaddy4701@insightbb.com> wrote:
>
> > approximatly ten minutes from the time you beep to the time they are
> > expected to get you off the phone. Factor in 45 seconds to verify, 3
> > minutes to get the problem, provided the customer is not pissed, that leaves
> > 6 minutes 15 seconds to solve it wrap it up note it and assist with any
> > other questions. Not an easy job by any means!!
>
> Thanks for the honesty. SprintPCS only allows its reps 6 minutes total,
> and required upselling is included in that time .

Huh?

Many times, I've been on, far longer than 6 minutes.

Notan
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 9:43:51 PM

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>> > BTW, Jack- I defy you to name a single customer service call center
>> > environment (any industry) that does not measure this. You can't,
>> > because
>> > they all do.
>>

I simply accepted the challenge that was offered, and answered the question
that
was asked... No more, No less.

--
I work for the ILEC ...." stuff happens! "
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 4:25:14 PM

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In article <rIqdnU2rQ6rECvjfRVn-3Q@adelphia.com>,
"SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-C9A15A.07151619042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > In article <1113912079.644174.268470@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> > corvus187@hotmail.com wrote:
> >
> > > The queue is first come, first served.
> > >
> > > I worked for Cingular too, Schaumburg/Chicago, IL call center...Most of
> > > the reps I worked with were idiots and/or lazy. Too often I had to
> > > handle calls from customers who had unresolved problems and I saw the
> > > accounts were noted but no further action was taken by the previous
> > > rep...usually the problems that required paperwork/manager
> > > approval/follow-ups. I dutifully reported this to my superiors but kept
> > > hitting a brick wall. You are right, the pay isnt worth the
> > > frustration- frustration more times than not brought on by Cingular
> > > itself upon customers they claim to care about. In the time I worked at
> > > Cingular and since, I have never carried a Cingular phone and never
> > > will. Cingular is one of the biggest criminals without a gun in my
> > > opinion, and this is coming from someone that was on the inside, but if
> > > youre happy, thats what counts right?
> > >
> > > Take Care people.
> >
> > Unfortunately I have ample experience that SprintPCS is even worse.
>
> Only because you are the classic horror customer, as evidenced by your
> rants, raves and stupid reasons for calling them, as documented by your long
> Usenet archive.

But if you visit alt.cellular.sprintpcs, you will find myriad "horror"
cases, and see how JD Power, Consumer Reports, and the Yankee Group etc
rate SprintPCS WORST for customer service. The high turnover, the poor
training, the biodegradable plastic phones that overheat, and the
strictly enforced 6 minute handle times after long hold times, all
contribute to it.

It's not just me. Sorry.
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 4:26:02 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

In article <FPudnQyQbfK_CvjfRVn-jg@adelphia.com>,
"SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-A7CE83.02543819042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
>
> >
> > SprintPCS reps do, and some local managers will go ballastic over a
> > single long call.
>
>
> Proof? Or is this another lie?

Google it, many Sprint reps posted after quitting or being fired.
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 4:26:54 PM

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In article <GO-dnWGKdamcCvjfRVn-rw@adelphia.com>,
"SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-E84100.02533519042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
>
> >
> > Thanks for the honesty. SprintPCS only allows its reps 6 minutes total,
> > and required upselling is included in that time .
>
> Says only you.

Sorry, many Sprint reps posted it, and Executive Services of SprintPCS
confirms.
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 9:34:08 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-614B9E.07265420042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <GO-dnWGKdamcCvjfRVn-rw@adelphia.com>,
> "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-E84100.02533519042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> >
> > >
> > > Thanks for the honesty. SprintPCS only allows its reps 6 minutes
total,
> > > and required upselling is included in that time .
> >
> > Says only you.
>
> Sorry, many Sprint reps posted it, and Executive Services of SprintPCS
> confirms.

So you are saying that you have no substantiated proof to back your claim?
My last statement would still apply.
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 9:35:26 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-468C67.07260120042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <FPudnQyQbfK_CvjfRVn-jg@adelphia.com>,
> "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-A7CE83.02543819042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> >
> > >
> > > SprintPCS reps do, and some local managers will go ballastic over a
> > > single long call.
> >
> >
> > Proof? Or is this another lie?
>
> Google it, many Sprint reps posted after quitting or being fired.

Yeah- disgruntled ex-employees are always an unbiased source of information-
not. Kind of like disgruntled ex-customers- I think you fall into that
category if memory serves correct.
Anonymous
April 20, 2005 9:38:52 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-6AFADF.07251320042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <rIqdnU2rQ6rECvjfRVn-3Q@adelphia.com>,
> "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-C9A15A.07151619042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > In article <1113912079.644174.268470@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> > > corvus187@hotmail.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > The queue is first come, first served.
> > > >
> > > > I worked for Cingular too, Schaumburg/Chicago, IL call center...Most
of
> > > > the reps I worked with were idiots and/or lazy. Too often I had to
> > > > handle calls from customers who had unresolved problems and I saw
the
> > > > accounts were noted but no further action was taken by the previous
> > > > rep...usually the problems that required paperwork/manager
> > > > approval/follow-ups. I dutifully reported this to my superiors but
kept
> > > > hitting a brick wall. You are right, the pay isnt worth the
> > > > frustration- frustration more times than not brought on by Cingular
> > > > itself upon customers they claim to care about. In the time I worked
at
> > > > Cingular and since, I have never carried a Cingular phone and never
> > > > will. Cingular is one of the biggest criminals without a gun in my
> > > > opinion, and this is coming from someone that was on the inside, but
if
> > > > youre happy, thats what counts right?
> > > >
> > > > Take Care people.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately I have ample experience that SprintPCS is even worse.
> >
> > Only because you are the classic horror customer, as evidenced by your
> > rants, raves and stupid reasons for calling them, as documented by your
long
> > Usenet archive.
>
> But if you visit alt.cellular.sprintpcs, you will find myriad "horror"
> cases, and see how JD Power, Consumer Reports, and the Yankee Group etc
> rate SprintPCS WORST for customer service.

Only if you sift through your old ranting and raving. And the level and
quantity of complaints are no higher for Sprint on Usenet than any other
provider.

>The high turnover,

Where's your proof?

>the poor
> training,

Proof?

>the biodegradable plastic phones that overheat, and the
> strictly enforced 6 minute handle times after long hold times,

Proof?

> all
> contribute to it.

And your credentials to make such a comment are what?

>
> It's not just me. Sorry.

You are the only one to consistently rant on about handle times. Sorry.
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 4:01:47 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

In article <TuCdnbshBccJe_vfRVn-og@adelphia.com>,
"SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-614B9E.07265420042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > In article <GO-dnWGKdamcCvjfRVn-rw@adelphia.com>,
> > "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:jzwick3-E84100.02533519042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for the honesty. SprintPCS only allows its reps 6 minutes
> total,
> > > > and required upselling is included in that time .
> > >
> > > Says only you.
> >
> > Sorry, many Sprint reps posted it, and Executive Services of SprintPCS
> > confirms.
>
> So you are saying that you have no substantiated proof to back your claim?
> My last statement would still apply.

Go cash your Sprint paycheck.
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 4:01:48 AM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-A57E6F.19014620042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <TuCdnbshBccJe_vfRVn-og@adelphia.com>,
> "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-614B9E.07265420042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > In article <GO-dnWGKdamcCvjfRVn-rw@adelphia.com>,
> > > "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:jzwick3-E84100.02533519042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for the honesty. SprintPCS only allows its reps 6 minutes
> > total,
> > > > > and required upselling is included in that time .
> > > >
> > > > Says only you.
> > >
> > > Sorry, many Sprint reps posted it, and Executive Services of SprintPCS
> > > confirms.
> >
> > So you are saying that you have no substantiated proof to back your
claim?
> > My last statement would still apply.
>
> Go cash your Sprint paycheck.

Never had a Sprint paycheck.......furhter proof you are clueless.
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 4:02:10 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

In article <luKdnUU6G_h_e_vfRVn-og@adelphia.com>,
"SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-468C67.07260120042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > In article <FPudnQyQbfK_CvjfRVn-jg@adelphia.com>,
> > "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:jzwick3-A7CE83.02543819042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > >
> > > >
> > > > SprintPCS reps do, and some local managers will go ballastic over a
> > > > single long call.
> > >
> > >
> > > Proof? Or is this another lie?
> >
> > Google it, many Sprint reps posted after quitting or being fired.
>
> Yeah- disgruntled ex-employees are always an unbiased source of information-
> not. Kind of like disgruntled ex-customers- I think you fall into that
> category if memory serves correct.

Go cash your Sprint paycheck.
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 4:02:11 AM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-0773B1.19021020042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <luKdnUU6G_h_e_vfRVn-og@adelphia.com>,
> "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-468C67.07260120042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > In article <FPudnQyQbfK_CvjfRVn-jg@adelphia.com>,
> > > "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:jzwick3-A7CE83.02543819042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > SprintPCS reps do, and some local managers will go ballastic over
a
> > > > > single long call.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Proof? Or is this another lie?
> > >
> > > Google it, many Sprint reps posted after quitting or being fired.
> >
> > Yeah- disgruntled ex-employees are always an unbiased source of
information-
> > not. Kind of like disgruntled ex-customers- I think you fall into that
> > category if memory serves correct.
>
> Go cash your Sprint paycheck.

That's what I like about you- each one of your posts is so
original.........NOT!
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 4:02:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

In article <0p6dnd_bzYQsevvfRVn-og@adelphia.com>,
"SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:

>
> "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:jzwick3-6AFADF.07251320042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > In article <rIqdnU2rQ6rECvjfRVn-3Q@adelphia.com>,
> > "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > news:jzwick3-C9A15A.07151619042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > > In article <1113912079.644174.268470@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> > > > corvus187@hotmail.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > The queue is first come, first served.
> > > > >
> > > > > I worked for Cingular too, Schaumburg/Chicago, IL call center...Most
> of
> > > > > the reps I worked with were idiots and/or lazy. Too often I had to
> > > > > handle calls from customers who had unresolved problems and I saw
> the
> > > > > accounts were noted but no further action was taken by the previous
> > > > > rep...usually the problems that required paperwork/manager
> > > > > approval/follow-ups. I dutifully reported this to my superiors but
> kept
> > > > > hitting a brick wall. You are right, the pay isnt worth the
> > > > > frustration- frustration more times than not brought on by Cingular
> > > > > itself upon customers they claim to care about. In the time I worked
> at
> > > > > Cingular and since, I have never carried a Cingular phone and never
> > > > > will. Cingular is one of the biggest criminals without a gun in my
> > > > > opinion, and this is coming from someone that was on the inside, but
> if
> > > > > youre happy, thats what counts right?
> > > > >
> > > > > Take Care people.
> > > >
> > > > Unfortunately I have ample experience that SprintPCS is even worse.
> > >
> > > Only because you are the classic horror customer, as evidenced by your
> > > rants, raves and stupid reasons for calling them, as documented by your
> long
> > > Usenet archive.
> >
> > But if you visit alt.cellular.sprintpcs, you will find myriad "horror"
> > cases, and see how JD Power, Consumer Reports, and the Yankee Group etc
> > rate SprintPCS WORST for customer service.
>
> Only if you sift through your old ranting and raving. And the level and
> quantity of complaints are no higher for Sprint on Usenet than any other
> provider.
>
> >The high turnover,
>
> Where's your proof?
>
> >the poor
> > training,
>
> Proof?
>
> >the biodegradable plastic phones that overheat, and the
> > strictly enforced 6 minute handle times after long hold times,
>
> Proof?
>
> > all
> > contribute to it.
>
> And your credentials to make such a comment are what?
>
> >
> > It's not just me. Sorry.
>
> You are the only one to consistently rant on about handle times. Sorry.

Nope, go read alt.cellular.sprintpcs
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 4:02:45 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular,alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-0A814B.19024320042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <0p6dnd_bzYQsevvfRVn-og@adelphia.com>,
> "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:jzwick3-6AFADF.07251320042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > In article <rIqdnU2rQ6rECvjfRVn-3Q@adelphia.com>,
> > > "SS" <nospam1336479852@wopdj.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > "Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:jzwick3-C9A15A.07151619042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> > > > > In article
<1113912079.644174.268470@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> > > > > corvus187@hotmail.com wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > The queue is first come, first served.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I worked for Cingular too, Schaumburg/Chicago, IL call
center...Most
> > of
> > > > > > the reps I worked with were idiots and/or lazy. Too often I had
to
> > > > > > handle calls from customers who had unresolved problems and I
saw
> > the
> > > > > > accounts were noted but no further action was taken by the
previous
> > > > > > rep...usually the problems that required paperwork/manager
> > > > > > approval/follow-ups. I dutifully reported this to my superiors
but
> > kept
> > > > > > hitting a brick wall. You are right, the pay isnt worth the
> > > > > > frustration- frustration more times than not brought on by
Cingular
> > > > > > itself upon customers they claim to care about. In the time I
worked
> > at
> > > > > > Cingular and since, I have never carried a Cingular phone and
never
> > > > > > will. Cingular is one of the biggest criminals without a gun in
my
> > > > > > opinion, and this is coming from someone that was on the inside,
but
> > if
> > > > > > youre happy, thats what counts right?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Take Care people.
> > > > >
> > > > > Unfortunately I have ample experience that SprintPCS is even
worse.
> > > >
> > > > Only because you are the classic horror customer, as evidenced by
your
> > > > rants, raves and stupid reasons for calling them, as documented by
your
> > long
> > > > Usenet archive.
> > >
> > > But if you visit alt.cellular.sprintpcs, you will find myriad "horror"
> > > cases, and see how JD Power, Consumer Reports, and the Yankee Group
etc
> > > rate SprintPCS WORST for customer service.
> >
> > Only if you sift through your old ranting and raving. And the level and
> > quantity of complaints are no higher for Sprint on Usenet than any other
> > provider.
> >
> > >The high turnover,
> >
> > Where's your proof?
> >
> > >the poor
> > > training,
> >
> > Proof?
> >
> > >the biodegradable plastic phones that overheat, and the
> > > strictly enforced 6 minute handle times after long hold times,
> >
> > Proof?
> >
> > > all
> > > contribute to it.
> >
> > And your credentials to make such a comment are what?
> >
> > >
> > > It's not just me. Sorry.
> >
> > You are the only one to consistently rant on about handle times. Sorry.
>
> Nope, go read alt.cellular.sprintpcs

I read it when it was posted, I read it after it was posted, I just read it
again. You (and your 100+ aliases) are theonly one to consistently rant
about this.
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 1:35:06 PM

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> >
> > Nope, go read alt.cellular.sprintpcs
>
> I read it when it was posted, I read it after it was posted, I just read it
> again. You (and your 100+ aliases) are theonly one to consistently rant
> about this.

Use Google to read about the hundreds of horror stories of bad billing,
bad coverage, bad phones, bad stores etc.

Fine attack the messenger, but J.D. Power, Consumer Reports, the Yankee
Group, and now the Vocal Laboratories; each with a separate survey
yearly, rate SprintPCS worst.

http://wireless.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000950040698/

time to PLONK this Sprint shill.

PLONK
Anonymous
April 21, 2005 9:58:26 PM

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"Jack Zwick" <jzwick3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:jzwick3-2CBD05.04350621042005@news1.west.earthlink.net...
>
> > >
> > > Nope, go read alt.cellular.sprintpcs
> >
> > I read it when it was posted, I read it after it was posted, I just read
it
> > again. You (and your 100+ aliases) are theonly one to consistently rant
> > about this.
>
> Use Google to read about the hundreds of horror stories of bad billing,
> bad coverage, bad phones, bad stores etc.
>
> Fine attack the messenger, but J.D. Power, Consumer Reports, the Yankee
> Group, and now the Vocal Laboratories; each with a separate survey
> yearly, rate SprintPCS worst.
>
> http://wireless.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000950040698/
>
> time to PLONK this Sprint shill.
>
> PLONK

Oh- the mature approach. Glad to see that Phil can still run away from the
facts.


Vocal Laboratories does a Customer Service survey and promotes their own
Customer Service product on the same webpage. It's called a bias.
!