Games with long distance companies
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|Tue, 05-13-2003 - 9:19am|
It goes like this: Change your long distance service from Company A to Company B - because Co.B offers a better deal. Within a few weeks, Co.A calls to offer me a $50 credit on my account and free Blockbuster rentals if I'll change back. I do. Soon, Co.B sends me a check in the mail for $75 (not a credit, just free money) - which by signing mans I'm switching back. So I sign it, get the cash, and switch back. Now Co.A sends me a check for $100.... And so it goes.
Now, the most interesting point is that our long distance bills rarely go over $20 a month - and haven't for many years. I played this game with them for a few months once - getting free long distance and extra cash in my pocket, but the guilt caught up to me and I stopped. The checks keep coming - I have two in front of me right now - Co.A, one for $70 and another for $75, and Co.A tells me I have a $160 credit on my account if I'll switch back. I don't understand why they want my business so bad!
Anyone else struggle with this issue?