Verizon Charges You For Telemarketing To You

When Verizon calls you to upsell you on a higher text message plan, it costs you minutes. Reader Alex got a little ring-a-ling from Verizon this morning:

After he identified himself (“Mike”), I immediately asked the salesperson if this call would count towards my daytime minutes. The representative informed me that, yes, it surely would. Needless to say I wasn’t exactly pleased with this revelation.

I informed him I was no longer interested in talking to him as he was wasting my minutes, at which point he asked if I was interested in saving money with Verizon Wireless. I replied that I certainly wasn’t…

Essentially, you’re paying for Verizon to waste your time. Thanks, guys!

Please Use My Minutes, Verizon Wireless [Contempt for the World]