## Verizon Math: \$0 Off Equals A 25% Discount!

Sigh, someone get a school counselor. It’s two years later and Verizon still hasn’t mastered this whole counting thing. The telecom now believes that selling a \$29.99 charger for \$29.99 somehow equals a 25% discount. It doesn’t. It equals no discount. Verizon’s board should try this with C.E.O. Ivan Seidenberg’s salary. Pay him the same, but tell him he’s getting a 25% raise for his exemplary counting skills. (Thanks to Justin!)

## Verizon STILL Doesn't Know Dollars From Cents

According to reader Greg, Verizon reps are still confused about the difference between .002 dollars and .002 cents.

## Verizon C&D’s VerizonMath Tshirts

Verizon’s intellectual property lawyers are demanding the removal of tshirts parodying their inability to tell the difference between .002 cents and .002 dollars. The legal beagles say in their letter [pdf]:

## Solve This Math Problem, Verizon

Considering their ability to convert cents to dollars, Verizon should have no trouble solving this equation.

## VerizonMath’s Open Letter To Verizon

George Vaccaro posted an open letter to Verizon after winning a public battle over his wireless bill, a fight that hinged on Verizon Wireless employee’s inability to tell the difference between .002 cents and .002 dollars.

## Transcript Of Verizon Still Not Knowing Difference Between Dollars And Cents

Inside is the phone transcript of another user experiencing the same problem as George. Verizon told Peter he was to be charged .0015 cents per kilobyte for data usage. Instead, they charged him .0015 dollars.

## Verizon Finally Admits They Were Wrong

It only took them five days, but somehow it got through to Verizon that they were wrong. They issued George an official apology letter and promised to teach their reps the difference between dollars and cents.