Long lines for wireless switchover

New cell phone boxes in hand, dozens of people stood in line Tuesday waiting to get reconnected. Full Story
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Dave

Englewood, CO

#1 Apr 20, 2011
what a bunch of whiners man.
anonymous

Rio Rancho, NM

#2 Apr 20, 2011
Dave wrote:
what a bunch of whiners man.
Yep, I had my phone switch over with no problems and had questions about my plan, talked to representative and got it fixed and didn't wait forever. Maybe those people turned on their phones when told not to..ha follow instructions..and we love my phones :)
arkansas

Little Rock, AR

#3 Apr 20, 2011
omgish...calm down.

we all have to wait in line for something. Better yet, just think you are waiting for the great sales the day after thanksgiving.

I'm sure many of you waiting in line have stood outside target or walmart to get a great deal.

So pipe down....and wait.

Besides, I love my Iphone. It is the best phone.
ronald M

Pueblo Of Acoma, NM

#4 Apr 20, 2011
YOur right. Bunch of whiners. It was easy if you followed directions and paid your bill. 30 minutes is nothing!
Old Dog

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Apr 20, 2011
Aw, yes, the cell phone - the destroyer of manners. People think they have to carry on their personal conversations no matter where they are, and, frankly, I am sick of hearing about what you are having for supper, who you have been dating, your marital problems, your business information, your arguments, what your children are doing or not doing, who you slept with, and on and on and on. You can't check out at a store without getting between two idiots carrying on conversations on their cell phones, completely ignoring the clerks. Many people have become so addicted to their cell phones if they had to do without them for a day or two they would go into withdrawal. Has society really reached the point where they have to have continuous contact with someone or maybe it is that some people can't do anything without the approval of someone else? People will stop in the middle of a sentence if their phone rings to see who it is. Guess that means they think it might be someone more important than who they are talking to. I think it is sad to see a group of young people standing together and no one saying a word, they are all texting each other. I know a lady that her husband has to know where she is every minute of the day. If she doesn't answer her cell immediately, he's calling her office to see where she is and what she is doing. Just the fact that people were standing in long lines and whining about having to to get their phones changed over shows how "hooked" they are on their phones. Frankly, I don't have a cell phone and if I got one it would be only for emergencies. I still call people when I have something important or to catch up only occasionally. I don't share my pesonal life or business life for the world to hear. I don't think anyone needs to know where I am every minute of the day. No one controls my life like that. I still acknowledge and carry on conversations with clerks in stores. I pay attention when driving and do not have one hand on a cell phone and be absorbed in a phone call. When I'm in a group of people, I actually carry on conversations with them, strange, isn't it. If you don't think you are addicted to your cell phone, I dare you to put it aside for a week. I'll bet you wouldn't last a day. Your hands would be "itching" to get to that phone. You would be stir crazy because you aren't in constant contact with others. Apparently, by watching most of you, you wouldn't be able to live your life because you don't have someone telling you what to do and how to do it. Addictions to drugs and alcohol have nothing to additions to cell phones.
ConserveUS

United States

#6 Apr 20, 2011
All you had to do was follow the instructions that came with your new phone. My husband and I had absolutely no problems. We expected a major headache but the transfer went off without a hitch. Why was that guy tring to swap SIM cards anyway?
Farmington Resident

Farmington, NM

#7 Apr 20, 2011
I had no problems at all with the switch over... I actually went in to the store & upgraded to the iPhone 4... Waited maybe 10 minutes in line & had absolutely wonderful customer service! I had heard how AT&T had horrible customer service and was nervous about the switch, but so far I am EXTREMELY satisifed with them. I know most of the employees are the former Alltel but the extra people AT&T brought in to help are even better. I love my new phone!!!!!!
Just Me

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Apr 20, 2011
Old Dog wrote:
Frankly, I don't have a cell phone and if I got one it would be only for emergencies. I still call people when I have something important or to catch up only occasionally. I don't share my pesonal life or business life for the world to hear......If you don't think you are addicted to your cell phone, I dare you to put it aside for a week.
So, you don't have a phone. Yippie for you.

You realize that many people NEED their phones for work, right? Nah, guess that basic logic escaped you in your "get off my lawn" rant.
Birchem

Boulder, CO

#9 Apr 20, 2011
Old Dog wrote:
Aw, yes, the cell phone - the destroyer of manners. People think they have to carry on their personal conversations no matter where they are, and, frankly, I am sick of hearing about what you are having for supper, who you have been dating, your marital problems, your business information, your arguments, what your children are doing or not doing, who you slept with, and on and on and on. You can't check out at a store without getting between two idiots carrying on conversations on their cell phones, completely ignoring the clerks. Many people have become so addicted to their cell phones if they had to do without them for a day or two they would go into withdrawal. Has society really reached the point where they have to have continuous contact with someone or maybe it is that some people can't do anything without the approval of someone else? People will stop in the middle of a sentence if their phone rings to see who it is. Guess that means they think it might be someone more important than who they are talking to. I think it is sad to see a group of young people standing together and no one saying a word, they are all texting each other. I know a lady that her husband has to know where she is every minute of the day. If she doesn't answer her cell immediately, he's calling her office to see where she is and what she is doing. Just the fact that people were standing in long lines and whining about having to to get their phones changed over shows how "hooked" they are on their phones. Frankly, I don't have a cell phone and if I got one it would be only for emergencies. I still call people when I have something important or to catch up only occasionally. I don't share my pesonal life or business life for the world to hear. I don't think anyone needs to know where I am every minute of the day. No one controls my life like that. I still acknowledge and carry on conversations with clerks in stores. I pay attention when driving and do not have one hand on a cell phone and be absorbed in a phone call. When I'm in a group of people, I actually carry on conversations with them, strange, isn't it. If you don't think you are addicted to your cell phone, I dare you to put it aside for a week. I'll bet you wouldn't last a day. Your hands would be "itching" to get to that phone. You would be stir crazy because you aren't in constant contact with others. Apparently, by watching most of you, you wouldn't be able to live your life because you don't have someone telling you what to do and how to do it. Addictions to drugs and alcohol have nothing to additions to cell phones.
Heck yeah buddy. Ain't nothing wrong with talking to the grocery clerk. I want to bring back smoking on planes and hot stewardess. Not these washed up old hags.
Birchem

Boulder, CO

#10 Apr 20, 2011
Just Me wrote:
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So, you don't have a phone. Yippie for you.
You realize that many people NEED their phones for work, right? Nah, guess that basic logic escaped you in your "get off my lawn" rant.
You listen here, with your logic and job, you sissy. If a man wants to not have a cell phone, he has that right. Last time I saw I was living in America. What are you, a Commy? I bet you voted for Obama. Nay, I bet you didn't vote for anybody since your a Commy. So, get off that high horse you call your spouse and cut the man some slack. Old Dog deserves some respect you overbearing hipster.
Just Me

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Apr 20, 2011
Sure, he has the right to not have a phone. No one said otherwise.

Just as I have the right to mock his addled reasoning. And you have the right to snark from both sides.
Co2Forever

Memphis, TN

#12 Apr 20, 2011
I could make a ton of money setting up a stand and selling nice round palm sized rocks out side the Alltel store.
Old Dog

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Apr 20, 2011
Just Me wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you don't have a phone. Yippie for you.
You realize that many people NEED their phones for work, right? Nah, guess that basic logic escaped you in your "get off my lawn" rant.
He didn't say he didn't have a phone, he said he didn't have a cell phone. And I agree with him. Yes, many people NEED their phones for work, but they don't NEED to be on them constantly carrying on personal conversations every minute of the day everywhere they are do they?
Just Me

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Apr 20, 2011
Old Dog wrote:
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He didn't say he didn't have a phone, he said he didn't have a cell phone.[/quote]

Golly, thanks for pointing that out, Captain literal. Guess the context of the conversation wasn't a big enough signpost.

[quote]Yes, many people NEED their phones for work, but they don't NEED to be on them constantly carrying on personal conversations every minute of the day everywhere they are do they?
Goody for you. Wasn't talking about them - the key indicator was my not talking about them. Do try and keep up.
bottom ash

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Apr 20, 2011
Old Dog wrote:
Aw, yes, the cell phone - the destroyer of manners. People think they have to carry on their personal conversations no matter where they are, and, frankly, I am sick of hearing about what you are having for supper, who you have been dating, your marital problems, your business information, your arguments, what your children are doing or not doing, who you slept with, and on and on and on. You can't check out at a store without getting between two idiots carrying on conversations on their cell phones, completely ignoring the clerks. Many people have become so addicted to their cell phones if they had to do without them for a day or two they would go into withdrawal. Has society really reached the point where they have to have continuous contact with someone or maybe it is that some people can't do anything without the approval of someone else? People will stop in the middle of a sentence if their phone rings to see who it is. Guess that means they think it might be someone more important than who they are talking to. I think it is sad to see a group of young people standing together and no one saying a word, they are all texting each other. I know a lady that her husband has to know where she is every minute of the day. If she doesn't answer her cell immediately, he's calling her office to see where she is and what she is doing. Just the fact that people were standing in long lines and whining about having to to get their phones changed over shows how "hooked" they are on their phones. Frankly, I don't have a cell phone and if I got one it would be only for emergencies. I still call people when I have something important or to catch up only occasionally. I don't share my pesonal life or business life for the world to hear. I don't think anyone needs to know where I am every minute of the day. No one controls my life like that. I still acknowledge and carry on conversations with clerks in stores. I pay attention when driving and do not have one hand on a cell phone and be absorbed in a phone call. When I'm in a group of people, I actually carry on conversations with them, strange, isn't it. If you don't think you are addicted to your cell phone, I dare you to put it aside for a week. I'll bet you wouldn't last a day. Your hands would be "itching" to get to that phone. You would be stir crazy because you aren't in constant contact with others. Apparently, by watching most of you, you wouldn't be able to live your life because you don't have someone telling you what to do and how to do it. Addictions to drugs and alcohol have nothing to additions to cell phones.
It looks like your addicted to typing.
skinny pants

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Apr 20, 2011
Old Dog wrote:
Aw, yes, the cell phone - the destroyer of manners. People think they have to carry on their personal conversations no matter where they are, and, frankly, I am sick of hearing about what you are having for supper, who you have been dating, your marital problems, your business information, your arguments, what your children are doing or not doing, who you slept with, and on and on and on. You can't check out at a store without getting between two idiots carrying on conversations on their cell phones, completely ignoring the clerks. Many people have become so addicted to their cell phones if they had to do without them for a day or two they would go into withdrawal. Has society really reached the point where they have to have continuous contact with someone or maybe it is that some people can't do anything without the approval of someone else? People will stop in the middle of a sentence if their phone rings to see who it is. Guess that means they think it might be someone more important than who they are talking to. I think it is sad to see a group of young people standing together and no one saying a word, they are all texting each other. I know a lady that her husband has to know where she is every minute of the day. If she doesn't answer her cell immediately, he's calling her office to see where she is and what she is doing. Just the fact that people were standing in long lines and whining about having to to get their phones changed over shows how "hooked" they are on their phones. Frankly, I don't have a cell phone and if I got one it would be only for emergencies. I still call people when I have something important or to catch up only occasionally. I don't share my pesonal life or business life for the world to hear. I don't think anyone needs to know where I am every minute of the day. No one controls my life like that. I still acknowledge and carry on conversations with clerks in stores. I pay attention when driving and do not have one hand on a cell phone and be absorbed in a phone call. When I'm in a group of people, I actually carry on conversations with them, strange, isn't it. If you don't think you are addicted to your cell phone, I dare you to put it aside for a week. I'll bet you wouldn't last a day. Your hands would be "itching" to get to that phone. You would be stir crazy because you aren't in constant contact with others. Apparently, by watching most of you, you wouldn't be able to live your life because you don't have someone telling you what to do and how to do it. Addictions to drugs and alcohol have nothing to additions to cell phones.
Old dog you, You really need to get Laid.
Tad Askew

United States

#17 Apr 20, 2011
Birchem wrote:
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Heck yeah buddy. Ain't nothing wrong with talking to the grocery clerk. I want to bring back smoking on planes and hot stewardess. Not these washed up old hags.
An get rid of those damm male stewardess. Just something wrong with a flighty dude asking you if "care for some nuts, sir".
Black Label Society

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Apr 20, 2011
Tad Askew wrote:
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An get rid of those damm male stewardess. Just something wrong with a flighty dude asking you if "care for some nuts, sir".
Deez Nutz...!!
SamIAm

Purdon, TX

#19 Apr 20, 2011
ConserveUS wrote:
All you had to do was follow the instructions that came with your new phone. My husband and I had absolutely no problems. We expected a major headache but the transfer went off without a hitch. Why was that guy tring to swap SIM cards anyway?
...the average person is a technology guru......except one would know the specifics as far as formatting....firmware...and software.....but a swap mostly fixes it......(nearly 5% of the time)....
Just Askin

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Apr 20, 2011
I know several Alltel customers who called an activation number and switched before their scheduled date. 866.895.1099 Their phones work fine but someone at Alltel said that would have to pay the $200 early disconnet fee since they jumped the gun.

There will be a bunch of mad people around here if they stick them with that fee.

Anyone have any insight??????

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