07. 20. 2007
The Popgadget iPhone of Hate (win an iPhone!)
I don't actually hate the iPhone, I still mostly love it, but after finally accomplishing the Herculean task of actually switching phone providers so I could use the iPhone, I do hate every single cell phone company out there. In fact, my new goal in life is to establish a cell phone company that, instead of forcing you into years-long contracts with the threat of huge penalty fees, will keep customers with good customer service by people who actually seem to understand what they're talking about, and not adding bs fees and nonsense taxes that inexplicably leave you with a $200 phone bill on what is supposedly a $60 phone plan.
My attempts to keep a number I'd had on Sprint for over 10 years and port to an AT&T iPhone account has led to the creation of FOUR extra lines of service spanning across three mobile carriers, and approximately $900 in extra fees in just under a month. I'd give details but I might start to have flashbacks and start destroying every cell phone in my path.
But my hatred and desire for schadenfreudic catharsis could win you an iPhone, complete with several designer cases. Send an email to me (mia(at)popgadget.net) with the subject line "iPhone of Hate" and tell me about your worst cell phone customer service experience. Details and emotional outbursts are very welcome. You must be a subscriber to our newsletter to win, so make sure you sign up first. The winning entry will be posted on August 1, 2007. Good luck and happy hating!