The Shack Radio Shack is not known in these pages for its high level of customer service. That’s why we were stunned and impressed with Chris’s story, where Radio Shack salespeople were not only knowledgeable and immensely helpful, but sent him to a competitor.
Dan likes the interface and ease of texting on his Blackberry, but doesn’t need mobile Internet or e-mail. He asked his service provider, Alltel, to switch his service to a Blackberry he already owned, but without a data plan. An employee said that was possible and set it up for him, and Dan texted away happily…until he received his bill, which now contains a hefty data plan charge. Alltel now insists that Dan can’t have a Blackberry on their network without a data plan.