Establishing a Better Model for Customer Service

Irving Johnson
06/03/2015

I'm glad to have a company like Dish Cable as my cable provider. I've had three separate companies in the past and each of them were beyond terrible. I can't even begin to describe the number of issues that I had with each of them which is kind of mind blowing considering that they all shared similar problems. In this case it is sort of telling what the problem might be considering that each of these three companies are actually the largest in the nation holding the highest number of customers, two of which have millions of them on their own in multiple states.

It makes you wonder how companies like this one are capable of operating at all when the services that they provide are in high demand see a great deal of use which is no doubt putting a huge strain on their infrastructure. Heck their infrastructures are not even that well kept and haven't seen any kind of upgrade in at least a decade of us except for Verizon who has been working on introducing FiOS to some of their areas. Unfortunately this is a rather expensive service that is out of reach for most people including myself.

If I could afford FiOS I would be all over it. I'll stick with Dish for the time being mostly due to the fact that the customer service experience has been pretty awesome. Every time that I have called them for help for something they have been nothing but great to me, solving my problem within the time frame that they've given me if not the same day that I called. I can't say the same happened with Comcast nor Time Warner but maybe they're just too big now, maybe they can't handle the number of customers that they have to handle.

Our Connection Was Too Slow

Irving Johnson
06/03/2015

When a friend and I got our apartment, I had him take care of getting us TV service and Internet service. I took care of the utilities, and we both stocked the cupboards and fridge. I thought that everything was good because it came together so quick. That lasted until our first night, when I went online to play my video games. I am an avid gamer, which my friend knows. He doesn't play though, so he did not know he had to find high speed Internet services rather than the junk he ended up ordering.

I couldn't even play that first night because the server was too slow, and I kept timing out. I need a lot of resources when I play, and I knew that I would not be able to take having such a slow connection. I was able to use it to look online though so I could see what our other options were. I wanted to be able to not only play video games but also to watch television shows and videos online too. I watch a lot of game tutorials that come in video form, plus I like to watch music videos and comedies when I am laying in bed at night.

With a slow connection, that is just impossible. The buffering alone takes away from the enjoyment of it, and even my friend was surprised at just how slow the service was. Thankfully, I found a company that was able to provide us with the high speed Internet service that we needed. He called and had the other disconnected the following day, and our new service was connected within days. I am definitely happier now, and I actually think he is too. He's started gaming with me on the nights we have off together!

Home Insurance Costs: Every Factor is Important

Irving Johnson
06/03/2015

Living in a quiet area and minding your own business may make it seem like your home will always be there in the future, but nobody can predict what might happen. Whether it will be a terrible fire or a huge natural disaster hitting the whole area, it often seems like the worst problems strike the people who expect them the least. After all, if you could predict these types of things happening then you would probably avoid them altogether, but unfortunately that is simply not an option in most cases. However, ypsilanti home insurance can be easier than ever with some of the great plans and discounts currently available.

The first thing to consider before starting your search is the home size, as obviously a home with a larger square footage will cost more to insure because of its value. The next thing to take into account is the construction costs typical of the house and area, as repairs and such will be directly impacted by this factor. Of course as hinted by the area, location is a hugely important factor because some areas are more prone to file claims due to natural disasters or a history of crime. Conversely, areas located near fire stations and hydrants are more likely to control problems, reducing costs.

Of course it is not just about the property when pricing insurance, as the homeowner also plays a large factor. Customers with a stories history of claims with previous providers may suffer, as companies will be cautious about the validity of claims and may be reluctant to provide cheap coverage. Another indicator is the customer's credit score, as this is often used to estimate general responsibility which is a huge factor in home maintenance and damage prevention. Overall, a lot of factors are used to paint a forecast of the future, so be sure to take these into account when figuring out which company is the best choice.

We Have Finally Reached a Fair Settlement

Irving Johnson
06/03/2015

When my husband told me he no longer loved me, I was surprised. Up until that point, I honestly had no clue that anything was wrong. We didn't have an extremely passionate marriage so the clues just were not there for me. When I found out that it was because his business trips involved another woman, I knew that I needed to find an atlanta area divorce lawyer that would make sure that the kids and I were protected through this turmoil. My husband is not a generous person, at least not to us, so I knew that he would try to get by with just the bare minimum in regards to child support and the division of property.

I was getting angrier the longer I thought about this, so I wanted to make sure that the lawyer that I hired was one that has a great track record for messy divorces. I talked with some friends who had also gone through divorces, and two of them had used the same lawyer without realizing it. Both told me that their lawyer was able to not only get them what they needed but more than they had thought they would get.

We have the house we bought when we were first married as well as some rental properties, but everything was in his name. I never thought this was a problem since I thought we were going to be together for the rest of our lives. I talked to the lawyer my friends had recommended, and he told me that he would be able to help me. I was so thankful to have him, because it meant that I did not have to deal with my husband after that. Everything was handled through our lawyers, and we have finally reached a settlement that is more than fair to the children and myself. I am ready to start living my own life again now!

Getting Home Security in Your Area

Irving Johnson
06/03/2015

Has your home been broken into recently? Did you have a fire and did not notice until it was too late? Do you want to prevent these thing from happening? Then you should look into getting local home security. This will leave you feeling safe and secure in your home, which is something that everyone needs and deserves. So lets take a look at why you need to look into getting a home security system.

One of the biggest things that a home security system provides is the safety and well being of you and your family members. No one wants the feeling of insecurity, and there is no need to have that feeling with all of the home security options available to you on the market today. It also increases your property value by having a home security system installed because potential buyers will not have to go through the hassle of buying and getting one installed themselves.

While you may think that a home security system will be expensive, many companies offer them at a great deal. Not only that, but the potential in losses from not having one completely outweighs the cost of having one. They deter theft in you home because the second a potential robber sees that a home security system is installed, they will leave your home alone because there is a huge risk that they will be caught.

Picking a provider for your home security can be tough. There are many different companies out there that offer a wide range of protection plans. But if you do your research and look at some reviews, you will end up with a good one. Picking a good company is important because they will be the ones who come and install your system and monitor it for any changes.

The Coming Changes to Internet Service Providers

Irving Johnson
09/01/2015

Cheap Internet is about to change completely thanks to new rules and regulations that the FCC have proposed and voted upon. If you're still looking for cheap Internet, just look here for a listing of DSL providers that are in your area. These companies are soon going to have to change the way they market their services as they will no longer be able to call speeds less than 25Mbs as 'broadband' since that will be the new standard the FCC has set for the providers to follow. It will be interested to see whether or not they are going to be so agreeable.

Marketing is everything so if the consumer is looking for broadband and the ISP is unwilling to support speeds 225MBs and beyond they are going to lose out on the customer. Personally, I think it's more politics at play here and with the incoming change that will see the Internet becoming re-classified under Title II as a telecommunications utility will cause many changes within the entire industry. What everyone is hoping for is increasing the amount of competition in an already stagnant industry that companies such as Comcast and Time Warner have laid their claim to.

I believe this will, in effect, allow for those who lay the cables necessary for digital broadband services to rent out the those cables to other ISPs. In theory this should allow anyone to come in any market and open their doors assuming they are able to afford the cost of renting the cables themselves. This will give consumers plenty of options to choose from, something that many of us have are foaming at the mouth to have. I'm sick of paying Time Warner myself and due to the way the Internet is classified currently, companies such as Google are unable to come to my city but that looks like it's going to change.

Get the Fastest Internet Speeds Available

Irving Johnson
24/12/2014

I only had dial up internet connection at my home for many years, and never really thought about how slow the connection was. That is until I got a new job and I had to travel to Florida for training. The office had a very fast DSL connection and it made me very curious about getting it in my home. I went online to find a good deal. I did a Google search for Washington DSL internet. I thought it would be a big step up for me to get rid of the dial up connection.

When I found your website I was so excited to see all of the offers for DSL services in my area. So I called and had the installer come out to my home. I was not only able to get a great deal on DSL but I also got an even better deal on cable TV too. I was at the end of my current contract with a satellite company so I had planned on finding a better deal for my TV too. The current TV package I have didn't offer near as many channels as I could get with cable TV.

Now thanks to your website I have a great internet connection and lots more HD channels to watch my favorite TV shows and movies on. This Christmas since I had a great internet connection I decided to splurge on myself and I bought a smart HDTV that has wireless internet and all of the perks. I love it. I would never even think about going back to dial up internet, let alone going back to satellite TV. I finally feel that I have stepped into the 21st century. Another perk about having high speed internet at home is, I am able to work from home two days a week.

Fast Internet Makes Things More Fun and Easy

Irving Johnson
16/12/2014

I got a new computer last month after babying my last one along for about a year. I must admit the new computer is a beauty, so many things I do on it are so much faster now. But what was not much faster was the speed of my Internet. It was really noticeable that it was not the fault of my computer once I did the computer upgrade. Friends told me I should look into Centurylink DSL service and that I would not be sorry.

I wanted to look at all my options, though. I wanted to know who had the best prices, bundling options, term agreements, etc. I have found too often that if I take someone's word for it and do not check things out for myself, I do not always get the best service.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I sat down on a nice Saturday afternoon to see what sort of Internet is available in my area. I was with a cable company for many years, so I checked out what they had to offer first. Then I began systematically calling all the other businesses in the area to ask them questions and hear what they had to say.

I was amused to learn that Centurylink had the best pricing and the better speeds compared to the other places I called. But the true test would be to get the service installed and see how it works.

I was pleased to see that someone would be sent out right away to do the install work. While the employee was still there discussing everything with me, he invited me to have a seat and check out my new Internet service. Wow, was it fast! It is now safe to say that my friends new best after all.

I Just Wanted a Swimming Pool at Our New Apartment but Got So Much More

Irving Johnson
25/10/2014

My wife and I had been checking the newspapers, the real estate periodicals and websites looking at apartments that were for rent. We wanted to lease a nice place to live. We were really tired of living where we were at. It had changed so much since we moved in just about a year ago. Our place was okay, but it was not extraordinary. We wanted to live in a place that had a lot more amenities for the money we were being charged for the lease. One thing, for starters, is that we really wanted a nice swimming pool.

I grew up with a pool in our backyard. It is one of my main forms of exercise. I swim every chance I get. When I was in high school, I swam every day in our back yard in that big in ground pool we had. When I went to college, I swam in the pool at the college. When I got married and we moved into an apartment, I could only swim when we went to her parents or mine. There was not even a decent public pool close by to us. When we were looking at apartments my wife wanted different things and I just wanted the pool.

I got the pool, but I also got a whole lot more. This place is really nice. We liked living here from the first five minutes we moved in. We chose to sleep on the floor in the living room until we got all of our furniture moved out. We stayed the same night we signed the lease. We did not even have a toothbrush with us! It has been a fun and rewarding experience from the first day. I am so glad we moved here. It is much better than the apartment we moved out of.

New Systems for Losing Weight

Irving Johnson
09/06/2014

I am going to try to lose weight in the near future. I have tentatively been on a diet for the last few months, but I have not been following it very well. I just have problems with staying focused, and at times, I lose my focus on losing weight. I guess that food cravings are my biggest problem. Anyway, I found a site, where I can read about john barban weight loss and I intend to take some time to read about this program, and try to learn about it. I am always curious to learn about new ways to lose weight, because I have struggled with my weight for most of my life.

This recent diet that I have been on, is just one of many diets that I have attempted in my life. I have never had lasting results from a diet that I have been on though. I always tend to gain back the weight that I lose on a diet, and it just does not seem fair to me. It is not like I eat that unhealthy, when I am not on a diet. I do not really keep track of my calories though, and maybe that is something that I should do going forward.

More than anything, I would just like to find a weight loss system that is going to work for me. I want to get down to a healthy weight, so that I can live my life in a more healthy way. Right now, my blood pressure is high, and my cholesterol is high as well. It scares me to think about the affects of my weight on my health, and so I am going to try to do something to lose weight. I will try not to give up this time.

Some Changes Are Nice to See

Irving Johnson
02/05/2014

When I lived in Texas nearly 20 years ago, I knew that one day I would return. That day happened last year, and it feels great to have finally returned home. I retired from the job I had held for the 20 years since I was gone, and my wife and I immediately started looking for our new Texas home. We saw that most things had not changed at all, but we were surprised by the one thing that did. We saw that we would have our choice of texas power companies. When we lived here all those years ago, we didn't have a choice at all.

Politicians decided that Texans should be allowed to make their own choices though, and they deregulated the energy market as a result. This turned out to be a win win situation for both consumers as well as energy companies. They are extremely competitive with one another because they all want a piece of the action. Because of this, Texans are able to get some really great deals. Not only were we able to decide which company would provide us with the electricity we need for our homes, but we are also at liberty to choose what kind of plan we will have.

That is something else that has changed. In the past, we only had the one choice. We would get the bill in the mail, and we would have to either pay it or have our power shut off. Now, we can choose which plan we want as well as the type of commitment we want to make. Instead of signing a lengthy contract, we can do a month to month agreement, a three month agreement, six months, or even a year. It feels great to have these options, but I have to admit that I am glad it is the only change we have encountered since coming home!

Call Ahead for the Best Deal

Irving Johnson
19/12/2013

Toronto Limousine Service - Contact Us - Toronto Wedding Limo ...I was told limo service for toronto was really great if you called ahead to get the best seating for your party. According to them, you can actually get a good rate if you book far enough ahead and you can also get the car that you want. I knew that it was going to be a great day when my girls told me that they wanted to go to the casino in town and that we were going to get a nice room and spend two nights there. I thought that it was a great thing at we were going to be able to do this and we all said that we were going to go and spend some time together. My friend found out that she had cancer so we planned a great day for her and she was not going to know that we had all of this planned for her.

I told her that we were going out, just the two of us and when she got to my house we had all five of our friends there with us. I was so excited that we were able to spend a lot of time together. She thought that we were just staying in and watching movies and then the car pulled up and she started to cry. We told her that before she was going to start her cancer treatments that we were going to be sure that we knew about all of the different things that were out there for her. I knew that we were going to be able to spend a lot of time together and thought that it was a great plan. The thing that was going to be nice for her was that the dinner was going to be at her favorite place.

Great Cyber Monday Deals for Kindles

Irving Johnson
09/11/2013

I would really like to buy a few presents on Cyber Monday, and I have one present that I am going to really try to make sure that I can find the best deal on. I am looking to buy a kindle for my wife, because she likes to read a lot, and this seems like the perfect present to buy for her for Christmas. I want to get the best price on it though, so I am trying to find cyber monday kindle deals 2013 right now, and the best sites to buy a kindle from on Cyber Monday.

I am not sure which version of kindle to get for her.

I Pay Less Because of My Car

Irving Johnson
19/10/2013

significant rise in car insurance premiums has been announced by the ...When I decided to get a new car, I didn't just rush out and get the first one that caught my eye. My best friend did that, and he paid dearly when his insurance rates went up a significant amount. I knew that I had to get a car that would still allow me to get the best auto insurance rates that I could. I had no idea that it would cost so much to get a sports car, which is the reason why I decided to look at another style altogether. While I had always dreamed of having a classic or sports vehicle, I knew that I would not be able to pay the insurance premiums on one.

The reason the prices are so high is because they are more apt to be involved in accidents, which means the insurance company will have to pay more money in the long run. They are also stolen a lot more frequently than other types of cars, which is the other reason why insurance rates are so much higher for them. I looked online at the different types of cars that will raise insurance premiums, and that helped me in which car I did end up getting.

I also found out that insurance premiums can depend on the safety rating of a vehicle too. If a car is not deemed safe, insurance rates automatically go up for it. It makes sense, since these types of cars are going to have more claims filed than a car that has a high safety rating. The final thing that I learned is after I got my car, I had an alarm installed, and this helped to reduce my premiums even more. I feel a lot better knowing that my car is safer than what I was going to choose, and that I get to pay less for insurance because of it.

Could There Be Anything Less Than Perfect Siesta Key Real Estate?

Irving Johnson
18/07/2013

Seriously, who wouldn't want to live in Siesta Key? Even the name is perfect. We were keeping an eye on siesta key real estate for about two months before we saw a listing that really caught our eye. It was a nice house right there on the water's edge. It was exactly what we were looking for in a new home. It is me, my wife, our two children and our two dogs. We were pretty much all chomping at the bit to move to Siesta Key. We finally reached a point in our finances that we could move wherever we wanted. We had always said we were going to move here some day. Now that day was here.