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To overnight ship or not to overnight ship?
My two year cell phone contract came up for renewal in November so I began the quest of cell phone shopping. Since I was on the ALLTEL Network and they were acquired by Verizon I began shopping at the old ALLTEL store.
You see my 8 year old grandson is now texting his grandmother and we feel pushed into the texting world. A cell phone that would make calls, have big dialing keys for my old eyes and a large "QWERTY" (Same as a computer, look at the first 6 letters left to right on your computer keyboard that begin with Q) keyboard for my fat fingers was the order of the day. My wife and I settled on LG Env 3. Now the shopping would begin.
The Verizon agent wanted an activation fee and about $80.00 for each phone. The Verizon corporate store would allow me to buy mine at $19.95 and the other for $49.95. Still too much for me so I remembered the site where I bought my phones two years ago. http://www.wirefly.com/
There it was a phone for me and my wife for free with a two year contract! (My wife and I use the same phone so when we discover something new we can show each other how to use it.) I was smiling while pulling out my credit card and driver's license to sign up. When I finished the process they offered me overnight shipping $19.95, two day $9.95, or ground delivery for free. Hey, I thought, I am an adult I don't need instant gratification I will take the "Slow boat through China" I mean ground delivery for free.
Sitting in my lazy boy that night I informed my wife of my "Great Decision" and bragged about finding the phones and the shipping for free. Around 7PM she asked me if my old phone was still working. I turned it on and got a recorded message. They had ported my phone numbers to the new phones before shipping and now I faced the prospect of no cell phones for either of us during the long Thanksgiving weekend! We got the phones on black Friday but that left several days without them.
The moral of the story is if you are going to use the Internet for your cell phone purchase and you are switching carriers Pay for Overnight delivery!
Let's be careful with shipping charges out there!
Timothy J. Kilkenny
Founder & CEO
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"It is better to give than receive"
As Christmas approaches and we hurry to complete all the tasks we have while counting down the days it occurs to me how fortunate we are, all of us. It doesn't matter if you have only a dollar to your name ... there is someone who only has a quarter...or nothing at all. This time of year often reminds me of the old saying, "I was sad when I had no shoes, until I saw a man with no feet.", and I am humbled.
Many of us share such sentiment and want to give - perhaps this time of year more so than any other. The trouble is that we may be contacted by so many requests that we are leery of all of them and decline to give to any.
There are ways to give, be generous and still be safe. So please, remember those whose life you can change ... give the gift of charity. Many popular charitable organizations have web sites and contact information that make it easy to give and easy to know you are giving to the actual charity.
The ever popular Red Cross takes donations over the internet at www.redcross.org And they also have contact information if you prefer calling or writing. Goodwill helps many and has a web site where you can donate time, effort or money at www.goodwill.org. And even the U.S.O. makes it easy to send directly to the troops this time of year by clicking on www.uso.com.
But to whom to give? If you are concerned about how an organization spends their funds or what percentage actually goes to help, check them out at www.charitywatch.org/toprated.html. The American Institute of Philanthropy currently rates over 500 charities and gives them a report card.
The point is ... if you are so inclined to share ... you can still do so safely. So open your heart and give yourself a wonderful gift by giving to someone else. If the organizations that collect are not to your liking or you do not have the finances, go check on your next door neighbor and see if they might just need a helping hand around the house.
To quote Tiny Tim, "God bless us...everyone!"
FullNet Customer Service Manager