Friday, November 9, 2012
AT&T door-to-door sales has been a pain in my ass for years
This unflattering post will reappear as the lead entry of this obscure little blog site each time AT&T sales ignores my NO SOLICITORS sign and knocks on my door. I am sick to death of AT&T. Once or twice a year, since a little before the “do not call list” put limits on AT&T’s ability to invade the privacy of our home via telemarketers, AT&T sends door-to-door sales to my house. They always begin by saying (I am paraphrasing) “we are here to inform you of the work we will be doing in your backyard easement during cable upgrade.” THAT is a LIE! The underground cables in our neighborhood have NEVER been updated and never will be. The cables are state of the art. I know this because I have asked many of the AT&T repairmen. That opening statement by AT&T sales (I was told) gets AT&T Corporation legally around most NO SOLICITOR ordinances. The salesman then asks who my cable provider is, etc., which is when I get cranky with them.
If EVER I do choose to subscribe to a cable service, it WILL NOT BE AT&T. Further, I am so pissed off with AT&T that the next time I need to replace our family cell phones, I AM SWITCHING FROM AT&T TO ANOTHER PROVIDER. After that, if AT&T continues to bully their way passed my NO SOLICITORS sign, I will switch my home phone and DSL to another vendor.
Go ahead, AT&T. Keep on sending those asshole salesmen to my door and, for better or for worse, I will continue to give you all kinds of free online advertising.