Good Morning! It’s OnTrac With Your Amazon Package Wakeup Call

Good Morning! It’s OnTrac With Your Amazon Package Wakeup Call

It’s 8 A.M. Consumerist Standard Time. Time to get up! Don’t worry if you’re still feeling groggy, though. If you live in an area where OnTrac delivers Amazon packages, put some pants on. It’s entirely possible that your local delivery person could be at your door any minute now. At least that’s what happened to Richard. Today, that’s not much of a problem: you might even be on your way to work by then. The problem is that OnTrac stopped by and pounded on his doorbell on Saturday morning, rousing him and his neighbors. [More]

McDonald's Tries To Open Up The Elusive 2 To 5 A.M. Breakfast Market

McDonald's Tries To Open Up The Elusive 2 To 5 A.M. Breakfast Market

I do most of my writing between 2 A.M. and 5 A.M. Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t drive over to the nearest 24-hour McDonald’s and order up an Egg McMuffin or a breakfast burrito right now. Breakfast food in the most wee hours of the morning? Who could imagine such a wondrous thing? McDonald’s, of course. They’re currently testing out very, very early breakfast service at their 24-hour locations in Ohio. [More]

Time Warner Cable Keeps Calling Me At 5:30 A.M. Because It Has No Idea How To Read A Mailing Address

Time Warner Cable Keeps Calling Me At 5:30 A.M. Because It Has No Idea How To Read A Mailing Address

More and more of us are going wireless-only when it comes to personal phones. Which means that the cellphone number you had in New York will follow you to Texas, or Montana or anywhere else in the country. Apparently the folks at Time Warner Cable haven’t quite absorbed this idea since they continue to call a customer at 5:30 a.m. because he still has an East Coast area code. [More]

Sonic Alert Doesn't Want You To Sleep Through Class, Sends Free Alarm Clock

Sonic Alert Doesn't Want You To Sleep Through Class, Sends Free Alarm Clock

Justin writes that he is a college student and a heavy sleeper. Ordinarily, these are not a good combination, but he has a special weapon in the war on slumber: the Sonic Bomb alarm clock from Sonic Alert. The product is designed for the hard-of-hearing as well as sound sleepers. He explained his issues with the clock that led him to sleep in, and suggested some ways to improve the product. Instead of brushing off his concerns, Sonic Alert expressed concern that he was sleeping through class. They sent him–for free–a different clock with one of the features that would help Justin actually get up in the morning. [More]