Sprint sucks

A few years back, I was using Sprint PCS as my wireless carrier. I decided that I needed more monthly minutes, so I called in to change my calling plan. I think at this point I’d been a Sprint subscriber for 4 or 5 years, so I was no longer under their 2 year contract. The person I spoke with said that to make any changes to my calling plan, they would have to renew my 2 year contract. Just to pay Sprint more money, I would have to renew the contract. I argued for a bit and even talked to a supervisor, but they refused to let me make any changes without renewing. I told them I would likely switch to another carrier before I would sign another 2 year contract with Sprint PCS.

So that’s what I ended up doing. I signed up with Verizon Wireless a few days later (yes, I had to sign up for 2 years of Verizon Wireless) and then I called Sprint PCS to cancel. The man at Sprint said he was sorry to see me go and asked what he could do to retain me as a customer. I told him that he could change my calling plan without locking me into another 2 years of service with them. He said he couldn’t do that, but ended up transferring me to some other department who are supposed to do whatever they can to keep their customers. At this point I had no intentions of staying with Sprint PCS since I already had my shiny new Verizon Wireless phone. I just wanted to see if they would change their minds.

And they didn’t. All I wanted to do was pay them more money per month and remain their customer like I’d been for several years. But they weren’t having that. So today when I read several times in all my blogs that Sprint has lost 1.09 million wireless subscribers and $505,000,000 so far this year, that made me happy. Neener neener, Sprint!

This weekend the kids and I (and a neighbor kid) went to see Speed Racer and Iron man. Both were great. I actually liked Speed Racer better than Iron Man. Which is weird since I really didn’t even care about seeing it. It was amazing, though. Really cool visuals and story. Too bad it bombed horribly at the box office.

I’m unhappy with my new web host. The sites keep slowing to a crawl and locking up. Their tech support claims that MySQL doesn’t work so great with virtual hosting. So I guess going with an actual dedicated hosting plan will clear things up, which I’ll do soon. It’s just annoying, though. Why even offer MySQL if it’s just going to lock everything up?

Today I listened to the first 3 episodes of the original Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio show. I downloaded them all a couple years ago, intending to listen to them. But then I discovered podcasting, which has become an obsession of mine that leaves very little time to listen to non-feed based audio. But talking with John recently has reminded me that I have them, so now I’ll probably listen to all of them over the next few weeks. I’ve never heard any of them before.


  • That’s bullshit, MySQL works fine with virtual hosting. I kind of hate to pimp my company, but we run virtual hosting with MySQL (it’s what my website runs on) and everything works great. You even get a discount for knowing an employee. Hurrah!
    http://frii.com/business/hosting_solutions.html, if you’re interested.

    Also, hell yes Speed Racer. It was essentially a giant Bravia advert, though…and the last ten seconds pretty much ruined the movie.

  • “Their tech support claims that MySQL doesn’t work so great with virtual hosting.”

    Um, this is a flat-out lie. You should call back for a second opinion before upgrading to a premium account.

  • Thanks for the input. I’ll definitely ask someone else there. Maybe I’ve just ended up with a crappy host.

  • If you wind up leaving your current hosting provider, you should consider nearlyfreespeech.net. They offer high powered clustered shared hosting. They host several big sites, including bugmenot.com.

  • ahh, the old Hitch Hiker’s Guide radio series. I think John still has his old tapes that he pirated off the radio and played over and over and over again. I’ll have to see if I can find them at the library or something now.

  • Actually Renae, Brad just sent me the origanl Guide on MP3. Thanks Brad- I got it. I laughed.

  • Just switched from Sprint from verizon. haha.

    LG 8350 bitch

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