North Carolina Verizon customers, trapped by Hurricane Florence, say they're being throttled and upsold

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/17/gougin-in-the-rain.html

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#2

That’s a slightly more literal take on ‘surge pricing’.

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#3

No mention of the preparations of their sales department. (How do you go up from an “unlimited plan”?)

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#4

“Unlimited Plus”
“Unlimited Premium”
“Unlimited Deluxe”
“Unlimited with Cheese”

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#5

The Invisible Hand sure likes giving Americans unwanted rectal exams at the worst possible times.

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#6

erm…Unlimited Royale?

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#7

Profit over ALL.

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#8

Oh, that’s the French plan in France.

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#9

Cheeses Christ what assholes!

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#10

Doubleplus-unlimited?

Worst for us, best for them. The easiest time to get to that rectum is when its owner is bent over a barrel.

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#11

And guess what they put on their fries in Belgium?

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#12

“Actually Unlimited*”

* not actually unlimited

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#13

Gewinn über alles

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#14

Gewinn macht frei

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#15

Waffles!!!

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#18

Kraft Unlimited Four Cheese Deluxe

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Maybe he was deprioritized when they found out he wasn’t really the Sausage King of Chicago.

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#20

“Unlimited with Unlimited Cheese”

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#21

Ahh, the elegance of marketplace competition as a regulatory mechanism. We absolutely must get government out of more industries, so that consumers can see savings and service enhancements like these throughout their pathetic daily lives. /s

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#24

Is it something ■■■■■?

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