Would knowing the truth make a difference to you?

A big pile of chocolate.... I couldn't supply a movie without springing for a snack, could I?
By DE
@DaddyEvil (25738)
Aurora, Missouri
October 4, 2016 10:01pm CST
Cellular service providers ALL say their systems are "the best". Do you honestly KNOW which service provider provides the best price, the best service, the fastest service, the best coverage or the peace of mind you need/crave? Why don't you watch this video and then I will tell you a little secret....
A look at what cell phone commercials would be like if they didn't lie. https://youtu.be/U1T3fO772Ic
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18 responses
@Plethos (10450)
• United States
5 Oct 16
the pricing of plans and phones is what makes me walk out on sales people.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Oct 16
I'm a salesperson, Plethos! I sell cell phones, cell phone contracts and pre-paid services. (I've been doing that for over 8 years now.) I'd be happy to explain anything you are curious about in relation to cell phones and cell phone services.
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@Plethos (10450)
• United States
5 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil - im in california and the phones here have an environmental tax , j/k, but it sounded so true didnt it !? so. . . how about them Obama phones?
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@akalinus (20026)
• United States
5 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil What cell phone works the best? So far, they all stink.
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Oct 16
Very interesting non-commercial about data service plans that are the same no matter who you go with.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Oct 16
I thought it was hilarious, Valerie! (grinning at you!) There are a few real differences between services, but mostly, that video really was telling the truth... LOL! (I am quite sure Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint would all be frothing at the bit if they saw that!)
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil I'm sure they would. How do you know they haven't?
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
5 Oct 16
What secret you gonna tell...:p
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
Did you watch the video and then try to answer my question? I will tell you a secret after you do those two things... LOL! (teasing at you!)
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@RitzzView (2758)
• India
7 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil Watched half of the video..thought that its the same old type of 'what if things were honest' video..so didn't watch full.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
@RitzzView Hmmm... okay, since you gave it a try, I will tell you that the video is actually telling a lot of truths the service companies don't really want you to know! LOL! Now, you are all set when you come to live in the United States! (grinning and teasing you!) My pc says it doesn't recognize your name here, so it is very nice to make your acquaintance here in myLot! I do hope you are enjoying yourself and making some new friends along the way!
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@pgntwo (21943)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
6 Oct 16
And the secret is... You can't tell us, 'coz then it wouldn't be a secret any more... But I'd make a good job of polishing off that pile of chocolate at the top of your post...
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
LOL! You will have to share them with @responsiveme, pgn! She also noticed I offered them with the movie provided! (It appears you two are the only ones who paid any attention to them!)
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
BTW, that fake commercial is more true than the service providers would like to acknowledge! LMFAO!
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• India
7 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil I have keen eyesight where chocolates are concerned.
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Oct 16
I would agree that they are all pretty much the same, although I do know that, where I live, nobody that visits can get service unless they are sporting the Verizon phone. It is the only one that will work here, I refuse to pay their premium prices though, so I have a "pay as you go" that I grab when I head out of the house, so the kids can call me if they need me.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
That is perfectly true, Kim! (If you read what I wrote to some of the others, you will see that I say there are a few differences, but basically they are all the same.) I have Straight Talk. It is a pre-pay service and my phone uses Verizon's towers... AT&T also works fine here where I live, but Sprint and T-Mobile leave much to be desired!
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil Oh yes one of our son's phone is a prepaid t-mobile and he has a really hard time getting a signal in a lot of the areas we drive in. Boost is a little better but unless you already have a prepaid account they will not do anymore last time I called.Seems like a lot of the companies are wanting to do away with the pay as you go style and want you to purchase a plan, that stinks. We use our phones very little.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
8 Oct 16
@mom210 You need to hit a Walmart Super Center... the biggest one around you... Go to the Tracfone section and look for the phones you want. On the front of each box there is a colored picture of the United States. Red is Verizon towers. Blue is AT&T towers. Pink is T-Mobile towers. Sprint towers is whatever color is left. I can't remember the color for Sprint towers, but it will not be dark blue, red or pink. The Tracfones are made for people who use less than 200 minutes in a month. The cards for them are $20 for 60 minutes (doubled for basic phones or triple for smart phones), 120 minutes (ditto), 200 minutes (ditto), 450 minutes (ditto) and a one year card that puts either 8oo minutes on the phone or 1200 minutes, depending on whether the phone is a basic one or a smart phone.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
7 Oct 16
I thought mine was the best then yesterday I heard in the news they were having a major glitch affecting many users. People were receiving texts and MMS from unknown numbers. Annoying, not to mention scary error...
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
Ooooh! That can be bad! I hope you don't use your biggest enemies names in your texts and they get to read what you sent about them! LOL! It would probably be a good time to hide if you do use their names! (grinning and teasing you!)
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
8 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil I don't have enemies...
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
9 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil Probably just some rude passers by who are too stupid to learn a lawn is not a waste disposal site...
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@AliCanary (1851)
6 Oct 16
I just go with the most affordable price, as long as they have a good reputation.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
What constitutes a "good" reputation? I used to be an Alltel customer. When Verizon bought Alltel, I thought 'Well, that's good, right? Verizon has a good reputation!' (BOY! I was wrong!) My first bill after Verizon bought Alltel was $7 higher and said I only had part of the minutes I contracted with Alltel for.... When I called to ask about the differences, I was told nothing had changed... I pointed out my contract gave me a lot more minutes than the bill showed and I was being overcharged by $7 a month, according to that same bill... SOMETHING had definitely changed! The Verizon representative I was talking to said I needed to talk to the person who sold me my contract. That person had made a mistake... Okay, so I went to talk to the store in my town. Do you want to know what I found out?
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@AliCanary (1851)
8 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil - I also had Alltel and my service stayed the same when Verizon bought them. I believe it's actually illegal to change the terms, but that may vary from state to state. Verizon has been fine, but I recently switched to AT&T because they offered a plan that ft me better. Verizon didn't fight to keep me, even though I told them I was considering switching. Most companies will only offer their best to new customers and do not reward loyalty, so I said buh-bye!
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
9 Oct 16
@AliCanary It is not exactly illegal to change the terms on a signed contract in any state, but you don't have to continue as if you have a contract if the other party changes the terms, either. (Yes, I have had legal training.) I told them I would just stop paying if they didn't continue to abide by the contract I signed. They sued me. I won.
@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
5 Oct 16
This commercial is funny, we have no choice all the phone towers are from the same provider here in Switzerland and (almost) everybody knows.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
If everyone in Switzerland has the same service provider, what do you all fight about? We fight about which provider gives the best service, the fastest service, the best coverage, the fewest dropped calls, the best customer service, etc! LOL!
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
7 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil Well, we do not fight, you know that Switzerland is a neutral country.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Oh, yes, I knew that... In the heat of the moment, I forgot!
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@CoolPeace (1587)
• Miami, Florida
7 Oct 16
I think metro pcs is good.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
Oh, my! I do hope you have no plans to travel through the rest of the United States, Cool! MetroPCS uses the T-Mobile network, which means that you will have service in most cities, but very rarely have service between cities.
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@CoolPeace (1587)
• Miami, Florida
7 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil. That could be a reason it is cheap and soon have to upgrade.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
@CoolPeace That is true, Cool!
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• United States
7 Oct 16
Hahaha, I love that, because before he made another mark on the map, I saw I was not covered. lol So, the only difference is the price?
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
Not entirely, Carmela. It really is true that all the towers now deliver up to 4 G signals so they all go the same speed, all the providers have lousy customer service techs, all the towers can handle high speed streaming, but not all of the services have the towers where you need them. T-Mobile works well in most cities, but not our away from the cities. Sprint uses the Nextel network, so follows the major highways, four and a half miles on either side of the highways and that is it. Verizon works well in the plains states, but doesn't have good service in the mountains. AT&T is about the same as Verizon, except AT&T is world wide service. Even the price is pretty much the same for the same types of plans between carriers... The real difference is pre-pay versus contract and which towers deliver the best signal where you want to be.
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• United States
9 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil That is why so many around me have Verizon. I am in the plains and the country. My husband uses Boost mobile and I use Iwireless through Krogers where I get points on my loyality card for shopping and after so many points, I can add to my card, making it prepaid. I love it, except my phone is a dinosaur and my husband's is too. However, phone prices have gotten super expensive, I struggle knowing which phone to buy that won't cost a lot, but will still do what I need it to do.
@paigea (22453)
• Canada
6 Oct 16
It reminds me of people tbinking the gasoline is better at one brand of gas station tban another. Hubby used to deliver fuel and one refinery delivers to different brands of gas stations.
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
7 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil That is very true. Some tanks are maintained better than others
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Oct 16
How funny! Makes a lot of sense.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Oct 16
LOL! Yep! And it is truer than you would ever believe!
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil .....I'm sure it is.
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@vandana7 (66836)
• India
5 Oct 16
Oh dear we are such fools...DE I could follow this guy's accent..possibly because he spoke at the right speed. I can't follow yours. :(
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Oct 16
LOL! Yes, some people are fools! (That doesn't mean you and I have to be, though!) Just wait... you haven't heard me talking in real time. Either we will figure out how to understand one another or we won't.... Whether we can understand what the other says via words or not, we understand each other via myLot and emails, anyway. Right?
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@vandana7 (66836)
• India
5 Oct 16
@DaddyEvil ..oh dear what a waste of my beautiful voice...you won't know what I am talking and I won't know what you are talking.. Kidding..yeah..mails and pms have to suffice I suppose...god meant it that way..
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Oct 16
and what is the secret?
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Oct 16
That video is telling more truth than fiction. I would hazard a guess that about 90% or possibly a bit more is true to life.
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@norcal (3214)
• Nevada City, California
8 Oct 16
Well, I didn't watch the video. I have Verizon because it is the only phone company with coverage where I live. Anybody who comes to my house with a different service can't make or receive a call. I went with the bring your own phone plan and bought a nice cheap phone. I get phone service for $35 per month and can add 2G of data for another $10. No contract.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
9 Oct 16
Oops! Verizon is cheating you! You can get service with Total Wireless for $35 every 30 days and have unlimited talk and text plus 5 GB of high speed (4 G) data... And still be using Verizon's towers... No contract.
@1hopefulman (31632)
• Canada
7 Oct 16
OK, I watched it. Do they service Canada?
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Oct 16
Yes and no, Felix. The towers in Canada all have different names, but they are still CDMA, GSM, LTE, HSDPA and UMTS.
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@topffer (35537)
• France
5 Oct 16
We have in France a state national observatory giving maps of coverage and a yearly ranking of mobile phone providers for coverage and quality of services : I know that mine is No 2 this year, which is not bad. With all the special offers they have, obtaining the best price would need to change often of providers. I go only for non-binding offers and I buy my phones. I have not the cheapest offer possible actually, but it is good enough for me to not want to change for another provider. What is the little secret ?
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Oct 16
The little secret is that the video is more right than wrong, Top! At least between AT&T and Verizon, the video was completely right! The only real difference between those two service providers is the names!
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@snowy22315 (51061)
• United States
5 Oct 16
I don't know which is the best. I just like the one that suits my needs.
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@DaddyEvil (25738)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Oct 16
OH, my! You already know my little secret! That is very good, snowy! Hmmm... my pc says I've never spoken to you before... Hello! It is my pleasure to meet you here on myLot! I do hope you are having a great time and making lots of friends!