Friday, February 14, 2014

Are Microsoft and Verizon in Cahoots?

I swear they must be.

Micro junk keeps trying to auto upgrade my OS to win 8.1, which I understand is a huge improvement... Since it (I've heard) rolls back a lot of their improvements. ;)

The problem for me is lower horizon Verizon...

On 5gb plans... Micro dud trying to download a 3+ gb program over and over has not only used up my plan, but, because Verizon crashes it, it  is eating me alive... Overage after Overage...

Since Verizon armed robbery incorporated scammed me out of my Grandfathered unlimited...
... I'm sitting twixt the sword and the fall off a cliff.

The air card is turned off, and shall remain so. Posts will be by cellular email and occasional McDonald's WiFi until an affordable and trustworthy alternative is found.

I'm investigating T-mobile, airfire, and a few other ideas.

This child is DONE being milked. I've bit my nose to spite my face before and I'm much willing to do'er again! Grrrrr.

Chewing on sticks and gravel
Brian

8 comments:

Janna and Mike said...

Millenicom Brian, 20GB for $70 per month, works everywhere Verizon does. T-Mobile DOES NOT work in AZ except in larger cities--we tried it. We've had Millenicom for at least three years if not more--good to deal with, small company, personnel speak English.

klbexplores said...

Millenicom is what I told you about. I have had it for a year without any problems. Unlike Verizon I have never even HAD a reason to call!! I do need to get a amplifier but I have never gone over the 20 GB limit.

Jeff and Lori said...

I turn auto update off and do manual updates when I have Wifi available

Jerry C said...

Yep, as Jeff said, turn off auto update. You will be notified when new updates are available, and you can download and install them when "you're" ready.

Michelle said...

We have the same problem with AT&T. Our house is located in a slight dip that makes us in eligible for the unlimited local service out neighbors use. Cable doesn't come out this far. It's frustrating.

kc said...

Turning off auto update is certainly a good solution, but here's another little "trick" for ya - Verizon has an app you can download (to your laptop as well) that monitors your usage (or you can check it online), and if you see you're getting close to your limit, you can call 'em & increase your limit just for the month....and you get another gig for only $10. That's only if you catch it BEFORE you go over. You've seen the penaltie$ for going over without calling fir$t....it ain't cheap! And you don't have to leave your new limit in place, you can just call the day of your billing cycle and have it reduced again.

pondputz said...

Milleicom uses Verizon towers,
So internet coverage is the same

gypsycowboy said...

Oh, we changed the plan to adjust... Thats not my real issue. What is is this; I cut back on usage... But the number climbs anyway. I believe my future where ever and however will be one with far less affliction with technology.