Welcome to Pearson Report.
I am participating in the 2015 A to Z Challenge.
Yes, I will be adhering to my THEME Calendar.
Well, if we didn’t just stir the hornet’s nest yesterday, hmmm! I think that FEAST made my stomach queasy, though I did laugh at what came next…
OKAY… HERE WE GO…
Today I will be touching one the GREEDY ONES.
You know them, they’re all around us. Huge conglomerates, big box stores, Apple Inc. I’m stopping right there because my Apple has a worm.
You remember I accidentally dropped my precious in the toilet. Well, too bad I didn’t just flush, and end my misery.
Yesterday - around 8pm - I called Rogers, my mobile carrier. (Check out what they own - besides you and me.) I’ve been with them since the dawn of time, pretty much one of their first customers. (aka deep pockets)
My reason for calling was to see what kind of package I could get - phone and wireless. I always asked to be directed to the Loyalty Department.
Oh, and this little blurb, yeah, really, not feeling the love…
In light of yesterday's post, and all your outstanding comments, I thought you might enjoy this bit of Twitter banter. Take a gander, and giggle!
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Just so we’re on the same page - loyalty counts for squat these days with the big boys. They know they've got us by the short ones. (Yes, Al, short pants… what were you thinking?)
I don’t want a new phone for free - though that would be grand. (Instead of costing a grand.) I get it, these toys cost - and I’m not even opposed to markup on product. Let’s face it, if you’re in retail that’s where your butter is.
I don’t think consumers of wireless services, and products, particularly here in Canada, need to be so severely gouged. (Nice G word, eh!)
Here’s a quick look at the PROFIT margins of the Big Boys! And yes, our beloved McDonalds is right there in the grease!
|Source - Digital Trends|
I’m now going to be a good consumer and research all my options, from phones to carriers. It’s the least I can do for my pocketbook, and my sanity.
It’s all good, and quite well, though, sadly, there’s not much to GLOAT about when I realize my loyalty is garbage.
Are you loyal to a brand, or company?
Is your mobile carrier treating you well?