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EAGLE EYE
10-06-2008, 12:46 AM
AT&T Asks You To Pay In Advance To Handle Its Credit Problems

from the and-there-you-go dept

Despite explaining (http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20081001/0445202427.shtml) how the financial crisis will impact everyone, beyond just Wall Street, there are many people who still insist that it will have no impact on them. That's simply untrue. While the impacts may seem small and remote, when added up, they'll be noticeable. Richard Ahlquist (http://patentlystupid.com/) writes in to show us a perfect example of this. AT&T has discovered that the commercial paper it relies on is now a lot more difficult to get, causing a bit of a cash crunch (http://www.businesssheet.com/2008/10/at-t-warns-that-it-can-t-borrow-cash-in-the-long-term) for the company. So how is it dealing with it? By pushing that cash crunch to you. Rather than its usual habit of billing you for the month that just past, AT&T is telling customers it's now billing them for the month ahead (http://www.patentlystupid.com/node/48128) -- meaning that your latest bill may be double (paying for last month and next month). Effectively, AT&T is changing the credit terms on its customers, from net 30 to prepay. Sure, it may not be a huge deal that your telco bill doubles for one month only, but that's still money that's out of your pocket 30 days earlier -- and if other vendors do the same, it could be quite noticeable.
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SKAMPOE
10-06-2008, 12:47 AM
white people problems smh

EAGLE EYE
10-06-2008, 12:50 AM
white people problems smh



your one of those slutty Boost Mobile customers arent you?

INF
10-06-2008, 12:51 AM
thats why I only fuck wiff sprint

SKAMPOE
10-06-2008, 02:03 AM
verizon is da best, only than i fux wiff

INF
10-06-2008, 02:15 AM
if you get caught up in some Jason shit or some fuckin hills have eyes shit


VERIZON aint gonna save a MF......


SPRINT BEEN THERE AND GONNa Be THERE 4 a MF

SKAMPOE
10-06-2008, 02:31 AM
sprint sux ass ever since they bought nextel

INF
10-06-2008, 02:43 AM
*runnin around in the woods high on drugs you aint know you took*


*grab cell phone and try and save ya life*

*find a number to call in cell that maybe can provide help cuz right now you be hearin chainsaws and shit*

"hello....hello.........."


*you aint get nothing but a busy signal that fade into ...."sorry but the verizon wireless customer you are trying to reach is temporarily outta service*






oh but wait.....












you know its bullshit so you try again






you try again cuz you know you got verizon and that they should be able to link customer to customer


PLUS




you keep hearing that fuckin CHAINSAW

http://ragazine.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/texas-chainsaw-massacre1.jpg























so you get on the line finally and you start hearing this shit....




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