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Old 01-26-2014, 05:02 PM   #2661
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I keep it for the unlimited data. I've used 2.5 gigs already and I have a week left. There are many months that my data goes well over 3 gigs for my phone alone.

With my company's discount I pay $120 for each phone.

Sprint's coverage is OK in this city but Verizon's coverage especially when traveling is hard to let go, especially since they have 4g LTE almost everywhere now (I like to stream stuff).
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:50 PM   #2662
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Yesterday I got three emails notifying me about the status of Barbara something or other's tax returns and efiling. These notices came from TaxSlayer. I replied that it wasn't me and to please remove my email address. I got nice emails back, apologizing and promising that my email address had been removed.

Today I have gotten two similar emails from TaxACT for Judith something or other. They, however, have no reasonable way to let them know. Replying to the email gets an automated answer that they don't look at email to that address. I tried their site. There doesn't seem to be a way to email them. I tried the "contact us", but the form requires a client number. They list some phone numbers, but I'm not paying long distance charges for this. They have an 800 # to opt out of emails, but I was on hold for over 6 minutes, so that's a waste of my time.

The second email was to reset the password. This poor woman is hosed. How is she going to reset her password when the email address is wrong?

What is the matter with these companies? Have they never heard of verifying email addresses?

I thought I was really clever getting the email address I have. I got it back when Gmail was only by invitation. Now it doesn't seem so clever, since half the people who wanted this email addy appended something to it and they forget to include that when they sign up for stuff or give it to their clients. I have a standard response that I paste into emails. I get all kinds of personal info (stuff that shouldn't have been sent in an unencrypted email) that is meant for some tax preparer in the US. grrr
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:04 AM   #2663
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Sounds like a real pain taxy. And it sounds like there is potential for your email issues to swirl down the same hole that my health insurance problem is in. What say you we meet in Montpelier for a weekend of drinking?
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #2664
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The second email was to reset the password. This poor woman is hosed. How is she going to reset her password when the email address is wrong?

What is the matter with these companies? Have they never heard of verifying email addresses?
And we thought computers were going to save us time!
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:49 AM   #2665
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To add my not so petty vent to taxlady's------ When I was close to running out of a med and there was no refill left on it, the pharmacy said they would contact my doctor. So far, so good.

I waited. Then called my pharm. again. They re-sent the request. Or so they said.

I waited. Still no refill.

I sent a message through the Patient Portal to my doctor. By that time it was Fri afternoon. No answer.

Fortunately it wasn't a heart med!!! But I still wanted it.
Sat a.m. I tried their doctor on call number. I called that number and got the nicest lady who said she had been getting calls for a few days for the doctor on call. She wasn't a patient.

She told me how to reach the doctor on call. (!!!!) She said she felt sorry for all the people trying to reach the doctor or she would have just hung up. What a nice person.

Finally the on call doctor called back. After I told him what I needed he asked me if that drug was a controlled substance. (It was a common antibiotic.)

Got the refill.

Yeah, I wouldn't have died if I didn't get it right away. What if it was a med that was extremely critical?

And, yeah, maybe I should have called it in earlier? To be told it was too early to get a refill???
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:51 AM   #2666
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To add my not so petty vent to taxlady's------ When I was close to running out of a med and there was no refill left on it, the pharmacy said they would contact my doctor. So far, so good.

I waited. Then called my pharm. again. They re-sent the request. Or so they said.

I waited. Still no refill.

I sent a message through the Patient Portal to my doctor. By that time it was Fri afternoon. No answer.

Fortunately it wasn't a heart med!!! But I still wanted it.
Sat a.m. I tried their doctor on call number. I called that number and got the nicest lady who said she had been getting calls for a few days for the doctor on call. She wasn't a patient.

She told me how to reach the doctor on call. (!!!!) She said she felt sorry for all the people trying to reach the doctor or she would have just hung up. What a nice person.

Finally the on call doctor called back. After I told him what I needed he asked me if that drug was a controlled substance. (It was a common antibiotic.)

Got the refill.

Yeah, I wouldn't have died if I didn't get it right away. What if it was a med that was extremely critical?

And, yeah, maybe I should have called it in earlier? To be told it was too early to get a refill???
Gee, that gives you real confidence in the doctor on call, not. Good thing it had already been prescribed by a, hopefully, competent doctor.

What a nuisance. At least you got your 'scrip.

My pharmacy has a thing called "med ready". I phone and punch in my prescription number. They claim that is supposed to have them get my 'scrip ready for me, but it never recognizes the number. I've given up on that. They recently got an online site to renew prescriptions. I tried once so far. It told me that my 'scrips could be ready to pick up in four hours. I called and spoke with a person and they were ready in an hour. I try to do the automated thing, so I won't drag their staff away from serving customers, but it's just too much PITA. We weren't desperate for our refills, it was just a convenient time for us, since we were driving past the pharmacy on our shopping expedition.

I'll try the online thing again sometime. Maybe a day or two ahead of when I think I'll be passing the pharmacy. If it wasn't a hard winter, it wouldn't be a big deal. It's a block and a half away. I can walk to the pharmacy.

If I need to, I can have them deliver it for free. They seem to want to provide service to their customers. But, for automated stuff, they are being dragged kicking and screaming into the third millennium.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:15 AM   #2667
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I use the automated phone refill for my blood pressure meds. Trouble is, the scrip is never ready when I go to pick it up. I'm told to come back the next day. They've apologized profusely, and keep saying it will never happen again, but it keeps happening. I've learned to call before I go to make sure they have it.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:25 AM   #2668
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I learned, from dealing with my pharmacy, to call ahead to see if the rx has been filled. After a few times of being told it would be ready or had been filled and it wasn't I then learned to call the pharmacy and ask a live person to go back to the shelf, hold the bottle in their hand and tell me if it was there or not!

Seems that 'was filled' meant the computer sent it to the pharmacist who had dozens (hundreds?) of other rx's to fill first.

Now I'm known as that witch who wants things to be done right. Sigh.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:36 AM   #2669
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I use the automated phone refill for my blood pressure meds. Trouble is, the scrip is never ready when I go to pick it up. I'm told to come back the next day. They've apologized profusely, and keep saying it will never happen again, but it keeps happening. I've learned to call before I go to make sure they have it.
You've affirmed my gut feeling about the automated refill option! If things can get so 'fuzzed up' with one layer of automation just think the problems with yet another layer of glitches-in-waiting! And all the fingers pointing at The Other Guy.

No thanks.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:12 PM   #2670
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I use a small locally owned pharmacy that gives excellent customer service. They're only open from 8:30 am till 5:30 pm M-F, but it's worth it for the service.

They will stop what they're doing when I bring in a new Rx and fill it right away. No matter what, unless they have to order something (in which case they call me), my Rx are ready by the end of the day. They also call me if I need a refill and tell me they called my doctor; I call the doctor myself as well. They're experimenting with texting, so that will make things even easier. I love them
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