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kjjb0204 07-19-2008 06:48 PM

Tmo guy at the mall - so funny
 
Walking through the mall, the guy at the tmo kiosk asked me what service I have and if I'm happy with my plan. I told him my plan, he says oh, that's pretty good, but then asked if I knew that in December, Verizon was abandoning CDMA and moving to gsm. I said, uh, no they aren't. He said gsm was so much better, faster, more dependable. I asked him if he knew the data rates for cdma evdo vs. gsm. He said no. I asked him if he knew what HSDPA was. He said no. I asked him if he knew what FTE was, he said no. Then suddenly, the other tmo guy standing right behind him came up to him and said "dude, it's your first day here, you can't go making stuff up like that."

Just a funny story, thought I'd share...

JSanders 07-19-2008 06:52 PM

hahaha, I think his bro works for Sprint, has been visiting the forum here.

TroyDBrown 07-19-2008 07:11 PM

Did he just transfer from Sprint? This sounds familiar.

kjjb0204 07-19-2008 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troydbrown (Post 1024691)
Did he just transfer from Sprint? This sounds familiar.

I think he just transferred from the 9th grade.

teamcrn 07-19-2008 07:26 PM

I recently applied for a job @ tmobile. Take it from me they have no clue. the manager actually admitted they do blackberry activations wrong..lol

avelasqu 07-19-2008 07:39 PM

Thats hilarious. Kiosk people crack me up. But hey, its their job, dont hate the player...

BBpearlgrl74 07-19-2008 07:49 PM

Wow...that kinda just makes my night. I work for VZW and I haven't heard of a switch to GSM any time in the future, lol!

juwaack68 07-19-2008 07:56 PM

Yea, cuz it would only take a couple of months to replace the ENTIRE Verizon network cabling and towers from CDMA to GSM.

Better yet, they can just flip the switch from CDMA to GSM. Every carrier has one of those switches, right?

ezrunner 07-19-2008 08:05 PM

Wirelessly posted (off to see the wizard)

That is priceless

strike2tamu 07-19-2008 08:30 PM

lol

ma077146 07-19-2008 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjjb0204 (Post 1024697)
I think he just transferred from the 9th grade.

Really? I think if a 6th grade education is good enough for Jethro Bodine, it should be good enough for TMobile!

For all of you youngsters, Jethro was a character on a TV show called The Beverly Hillbillies.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

scg 07-19-2008 09:50 PM

he probably meant to say that verizon picked LTE for their 4g network which is kind of the gsm 4g tech. instead of the "regular" cdma 4g tech. they are supposedly rolling it out starting in 2009ish? so he is kinda sort-of-ish right

Verizon chooses LTE for 4G network, hell freezes over - Engadget Mobile

daphne 07-19-2008 10:53 PM

Lol! Great story.

wabbit 07-20-2008 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scg (Post 1024786)
he probably meant to say that verizon picked LTE for their 4g network which is kind of the gsm 4g tech. instead of the "regular" cdma 4g tech. they are supposedly rolling it out starting in 2009ish? so he is kinda sort-of-ish right

Verizon chooses LTE for 4G network, hell freezes over - Engadget Mobile

only cause of the whole qualcomm suit which they lost :P

kjjb0204 07-20-2008 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scg (Post 1024786)
he probably meant to say that verizon picked LTE for their 4g network which is kind of the gsm 4g tech. instead of the "regular" cdma 4g tech. they are supposedly rolling it out starting in 2009ish? so he is kinda sort-of-ish right

Verizon chooses LTE for 4G network, hell freezes over - Engadget Mobile

I think he was just nervous, trying to sell something. He had no idea what LTE was. He probably knew as much about cell technologies as Kojak knew about hair products.

jmack549 07-20-2008 02:35 PM

Yeah, he probably thinks everyone in the mall is ignorant. Way to put it to him!

The BlackBerry Kid 07-20-2008 04:20 PM

sometimes they are horrible, when i got my phone there were 3 guys there at the kiosk, 2 of them knew what they were doing, but the third guy just stood there


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