posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 05:28 AM
I'll have to pick it up as well. Curious to see what she has to say about the telecom industry. I know that the FTC was most likely pretty lax in
regards to oil company mergers over the last 15 years. We were asked to keep the Shell-Texaco (Equilon) hush hush. Before that, the market that we
were in was divided at 20% shares between Chevron, Shell, Texaco, Arco, and I believe BP had an 18% market share. When Texaco went to merge with
Chevron in 2000, Sen. Ron Wyden began screaming because what they were beginning to engage in was zone pricing and redlining. FTC pretty much said
that fleecing the hell out of customers was a-okay and it became a ruthless and bloody gas war. And the merger? FTC told Texaco they had to divest
their gas stations. The funny thing is that I have it on good authority that another oil company was attempting to enter the market. They never
made it in despite that Texaco having to divest those gas stations. Go figure. Haven't seen an Arco in years. Just Shells, Texacos, Safeway and
Costco. And heck, Safeway has partnered up with Chevron/Texaco so you can use your reward points at any of the three...what a deal.
That's how good of a job the FTC did with the oil companies so I'm just dying to see how they behaved with the telecom industry and if it is just as
bad as oil. No great surprise on the fake reviews. Knew a woman who did that for a living and I found it so duplicitous that I ended up not being
able to stand her for that choice.