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Michaela Brummund's husband, a marine, was killed in Afghanistan by an IED.
Following his death, the young widow decided to move home to Copperopolis, a small California town with a population of just over 2,000, in order to be closer to her family and grieve.
Verizon, however, does not offer cell phone service in the town. Brummund called the phone company to cancel her service, and they hit her with a $350 early termination fee for ending her contract before expired--despite Brummund "being a widow and Verizon not living up to its contractual obligations to provide actual cellphone c
Brummund told CBS13 Verizon customer service informed her "nothing could be done" about the charge. Verizon came under fire earlier this year for its refusal to disactivate a dead man's account, saying a death certificate was not enough to cancel his service. In another instance, a Verizon representative allegedly threatened to blow up a man's house over a $308 bill.
This whole story is fallacious. What does the war in Afghanistan have to do with phone service?
Why, exactly, does she expect to be relieved from the contract she signed?
A) Her husband was a Marine
B) Her husband died/she is a widow
C) Her husband died in a war
D) She is moving
Should she go to Wal-Mart and demand free groceries too? How about the insurance company? Does she expect free room and board too?
America is becoming more and more of a bunch of self-important panty waist losers.
Originally posted by Styki
reply to post by RestingInPieces
I am not attacking your post, just informing you of how these things work.
Often time soldiers get married and get stationed at a military installation away from their hometowns. So, the married couple moves to the military installation and they can stay on base or off. When a solider gets deployed the spouse will either stay at the base and maintain the home or travel back to their hometown. In this case the spouse most likely stayed at or close to the military installation.
Here is where things get tricky so I am going to be vague on the details. When a soldier dies while deployed the spouse only has so much time to live on the military base (I think it's a few months or something like that). Sadly, because they have no reason to be at the base anymore many will return to where they previously lived. That's the explanation for the move.
I should have further explained in my earlier post why I think Verizon should show compassion.
Like I said before, I am sure things will be cleared up and Verizon will wave the fee.
[edit on 26-6-2010 by Styki]