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Pre May 17th release??

yibrushn

Apr 10, 2009, 6:28 PM
Any confirmation on this and other stories from across the web???? I'm dying for a PRE!!

Well, we're circling in, folks. Hot on the heels of learning that Sprint employees have the Palm Pre in hand for training, there's word from all sides that Sprint has put a vacation blackout on the month of May for retail employees, which would seem to imply that the Pre will be launched sometime in there. We saw similar vacation freezes on AT&T's end for both iPhone launches, and those ended up fairly accurate. We haven't seen this memo personally, or threatened any Sprint employees for confirmation with shivs fashioned out of Samsung Instincts yet, so we'll keep an eye out for any other information to confirm or deny. Meanwhile, check out this Pre h...
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MrHawaii

Apr 10, 2009, 11:42 PM
Sorry I double posted this story. Sad
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yibrushn

Apr 11, 2009, 12:04 AM
HOW DARE YOU!!!! Wink
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Midnight Toker

Apr 11, 2009, 4:39 PM
Make sure you go into the nearest Best Buy to purchase it since it will be significantly less expensive there than if you purchase it in one of the corporate retail stores. Once you purchase your Palm Pre at Best Buy and have any questions related to the device, just go into the closest corporate retail store and jam up one of the RC/LRCs. They will be more than glad to give you a Ready Now Experience. If they don't, do something on your account that will require the RC/LRC to tender out the transaction in iRMS. Each tendered transaction may generate a call to you by Customer Care with a survey. Just tell the Customer Care representative your overall score of that particular store was "very dissatisfied" or a "1".
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ac4321

Apr 11, 2009, 8:38 PM
Actually, we'll do the ready now experience and then have our manager contact the indirect account manager for the area. That person will then make sure that Best Buy gets their act together or that location will no longer sell for Sprint.

Our local BestBuy stores are generally clueless, but they know better than to sell something then send them to us for the legwork.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 11, 2009, 8:59 PM
Sprint customers have every right to purchase their upgrades from Best Buy instead of a corporate retail store. If a customer can save money at Best Buy, why shouldn't they? Your job is to service customers regardless of where the customer purchased their Sprint upgrade. I'm glad I'll be with the DoD on May 1st. Good bye ASM position and hello to a real career. Don't worry, I'll make sure every person I know and come across who have Sprint service know about the value and savings at Besy Buy!
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yibrushn

Apr 11, 2009, 9:36 PM
Can we keep the thread on the PRE topic. Toker take your bickering to another thread Smile
thanks
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dogunwo

Apr 13, 2009, 2:29 PM
You actually make me miss Cellenator's post. You have to be the biggest tool on the forum. I am ashamed that you work for the same company (if you really do)
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drake

Apr 28, 2009, 9:15 AM
I don't really care about this guy, the majority of people who use this forum already buys online, so he's preaching to no crowd. I mean honestly guys. This is an online forum that maybe .0000005% of Sprint's base looks at, and if they have enough knowledge to look here, they're probably buying off the adds on the side. So him saying to go to best buy, the go to a Sprint store actually might help us out in a strange way.
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ac4321

Apr 12, 2009, 6:56 PM
This thread was never about the pre. It's about one person's issues.
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ac4321

Apr 12, 2009, 7:08 PM
ac4321 said:
This thread was never about the pre. It's about one person's issues.

Ignore. I was referring to another thread.
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Kayslay34

Apr 11, 2009, 11:17 PM
Midnight Toker said:
Sprint customers have every right to purchase their upgrades from Best Buy instead of a corporate retail store. If a customer can save money at Best Buy, why shouldn't they? Your job is to service customers regardless of where the customer purchased their Sprint upgrade. I'm glad I'll be with the DoD on May 1st. Good bye ASM position and hello to a real career. Don't worry, I'll make sure every person I know and come across who have Sprint service know about the value and savings at Besy Buy!


There is no real savings, just they don't do the mail in rebate... when you go to a corp store you just have to wait 10-14 weeks for the extra discount to come in the mail as a pretty little check...
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Midnight Toker

Apr 12, 2009, 7:10 AM
Yes, there are significant saving to customers who purchase their Sprint upgrades at Best Buy. The majority of Sprint handsets a customer is eligible for the 2 year HUP is less expensive at Best Buy.

http://wireless.bestbuy.com/mobile/sprint.aspx?refer ... »

Best Buy(instant savings):
LG Rumor: Free
Palm Centro Refresh: $29.99
Sanyo Katana LX: Free
Samsung M220: $19.99
Samsung Instinct: $99.99
Samsung Rant: Free
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Kayslay34

Apr 13, 2009, 11:46 AM
best buy lg lotus 99.99
Sprint lg lotus 49.99

At least when u buy from sprint you wont get wrong info either... just last week i was in a best buy where they had giant flyers talking about insurance and stated sprint only replaces a phone 2 times with asurion... wrong its 3 times.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 13, 2009, 6:09 PM
Like I have mentioned in all my posts, rake over the RC/LRC at the corporate store, get all the correct information from them and then leave them high and dry to purchase the upgrade from Best Buy. As far as the LG Lotus is concerned, as of today, Best Buy is offering it for $49.99 on new actvations as well as 2 year service agreement extentions si nice attempt at your theory. Besides, the majority of Sprint upgrades at Best Buy will be less than that had a customer purchased the handset at a corporate retail store.
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eDreamerz

Apr 14, 2009, 8:17 AM
As far as contract extensions are concerned, do you know if SERO customers can upgrade at Best Buy?
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Kayslay34

Apr 14, 2009, 9:01 PM
You are wrong go to bestbuy.com lotus is 99.99 just because your local bestbuy might be running a special does not mean it goes for everyone....
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ac4321

Apr 12, 2009, 7:00 PM
Yes, and Best Buys also do their own Ready Now. They don't get an easy out, "just go to the corporate store" for everything. Like I said, we'll take care of it, but then we'll go after the local 3rd party until they stop or their head is on a platter.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 12, 2009, 7:56 PM
Either way ac4321, even though I'll be with the DoD having a real job, I plan on doing everything in my power to divert as many Sprint upgrades to the Best Buy stores in our area away from corporate stores. I shall use my myspace, facebook and linkin pages to spread the word about Best Buy whooping the ass of Sprint corporate retail stores on the pricing of upgrades. If I can divert just 1 more person to Best Buy to do an upgrade than I shall be glad. If enought Sprint customers do this, what are the odds ac4321 of one of the local retail stores getting closed?
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Midnight Toker

Apr 12, 2009, 8:34 PM
Very Happy
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KidzEatFree

Apr 13, 2009, 10:45 AM
our customers are more than welcome to buy a device at best buy and in my store we help everyone the same. However, most customers i know of that have purchased a device from Best Buy or The Shack, have billing issues out the ass.

Maybe thats why you are "leaving," maybe you caused too many bad interactions with that piss poor attitude you have.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 13, 2009, 6:05 PM
With my BS in CISM, I'm going to be making bank money with DoD. Even if the RCs/LRCs were just a hair brighter than a blown out light bulb, I still would have bailed on my ASM position. If I had been terminated for cause, do you really think my DM and SM, who even though are good friends of mine from the Nextel Communications days, would permit me to finish out the month of April. If a customer just rakes over an RC/LRC at a corporate retail store for information leading to a smart purchase of their Sprint upgrade from Best Buy, there shouldn't be any billing issues.
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wade496

Apr 15, 2009, 2:15 AM
are part of the problem with the world. Everybody tries to save money in certain areas, this is why the economy is the way that it is. So because you are going to have a job with the DoD that means that you are better than everybody else. Without everybody else you are nothing. What you accomplish sets you apart. You should be happy with yourself that you have your bs. You should really watch the way that you say things. Karma will come right around and bite you one of these days. If you lose your job with DoD that wouldn't surprise me. Everything happens for a reason. What is your big problem with RC's/LRC's anyway. Did somebody make you cry or something. Get over yourself.
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wade496

Apr 15, 2009, 2:33 AM
What school did you go to? I can't seem to find an offering for this curriculum unless you are going to one of the academies (air force, army, navy, coast guard). The only thing that they even mention is that you must adhere to the DoD's qualifications.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 16, 2009, 10:16 PM
U of CA.
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wade496

Apr 17, 2009, 3:32 PM
which CA school there are many?
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Midnight Toker

Apr 17, 2009, 10:18 PM
San Diego
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thedish8204

Apr 28, 2009, 6:07 PM
Seriously stop bragging on yourself. It is great (to an extent) your passion for Best Buy and your great new position, but the more and more and more and more....and more you talk it just seems that it is less great and simply more of a way for you to try to validate your opinions. Just give us your opinions. I have been breezing through so many posts and I am just in awe of how many DoDs I see in your posts. Your opinions are fine and dandy, you don't need to through your new title into the mix. Please just your opinion. Thank you.. Confused Good grief.
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Kayslay34

Apr 13, 2009, 1:30 PM
I guarantee you best buy wont have the pre till 2 months or more after it comes out on sprint.com ...... just like the touch pro.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 13, 2009, 10:03 PM
According to our DM, Best Buy will be receiving their shipment of Palm Pre at the same time as the Sprint corporate retail stores. Internal e mail, courtesy of my friend at Best Buy, confirms this information.
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Kayslay34

Apr 14, 2009, 6:01 PM
My friend just did training on it and it will only be available at corp stores and online initially. So unless best buy is selling a unlocked version its not going to be out at the same time.
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smiliey

Apr 13, 2009, 2:11 PM
Grow up Midnight Toker. It seems apparent that you are a disgrunteled employee with an issue with Sprint corporate stores. But there is no reason to be using every outlet possible to divert potential customers away from these corporate stores and to a Best Buy. You are not effecting Sprint in any large way, however you are effecting the paychecks of people you have never met. Sprint employees as you know work on commission and Best Buy employee's do not. For what ever reason you are angered with Sprint corporate stores, the problem is not found through out all stores. What is your problem any ways?

Get a life, no one cares about your new DoD job any ways.
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Azeron

Apr 14, 2009, 7:38 PM
Why would you do that???
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Midnight Toker

Apr 14, 2009, 9:03 PM
I am the Prince of Darkness who wants to see the demise of the multiple RCs/LRCs in our area.
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MizzSprint

Apr 15, 2009, 9:08 AM
I think you need to lay off of the WoWc games, and whatever movies you're watching. I think you're crossing real life, and your never ending world together.Honestly, I'm beginning to get a bit worried about you. Razz NOT!
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rarodrig26

Apr 15, 2009, 1:34 PM
It's already been established why no one should listen to anything Midnight Toker says, ever, for any reason. Click on any post he's made in the last month and you can see how full of it he is.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 15, 2009, 9:20 PM
Unless you can come up with some significant and valid reasons why customers should not obtain information to make a smart purchasing decision on a Sprint upgrade from a RC/LRC in a corporate retail store and then purchase their upgrade from Best Buy, let me know. This action may be perceived as unethical, but unethical is congruent with illegal.
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Midnight Toker

Apr 28, 2009, 9:39 AM
I meant unethical is not congruent with illegal.
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jbecool80

Apr 27, 2009, 6:41 PM
Well sprint did say that Pre-orders will begin in a month before release. But May 17 wouldn't be a entire month. Also it may be coming a lil bit after that because they have been showing up in there new commercials (which are great). We are getting close to a release date.
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yibrushn

Apr 28, 2009, 12:57 PM
Thank you for an intelligent and on topic reply Very Happy I can't wait for it to finally arrive Very Happy
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Midnight Toker

Apr 28, 2009, 10:43 PM
I hope Sprint's Corporate Security lurks here at Phone Scoop and somehow nabs every Sprint corporate employee who leaks any information pertaining to the Palm Pre. I hope those Sprint corporate retail employees, like those in my store, start crapping their drawers after reading this thread. I wish I could see the looks on their faces...

Here are 3 e mails sent out by Corporate Security via my DM and SM after last week's Texas Hold 'Em game at my condo.

The 1st one...

"I'm sending this to you as a heads up. You'll see communication coming out later today to the ARD's with a copy to SM's and DM's regarding the employees leaking information about this launch. The reason I'm sending to you specifically is that we've identifi...
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scoobypls

Apr 29, 2009, 12:34 AM
and i bet they can't wait til you leave Laughing

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hopefully that means you and your negativity will be leaving this forum and finding a new home in some precious DoD forum! Rolling Eyes
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Midnight Toker

Apr 29, 2009, 6:49 AM
No, I'll still be here at Phone Scoop. Part of my new position with DoD will be wireless technologies, specifically CDMA and WiMAX.
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nodeposit

Apr 29, 2009, 9:07 AM
I'm sure you sharing company emails doesn't violate your code of conduct at all. You are an idiot Toker. All you do is spout off with all your little acronyms and other BS. Who cares if you're going to the DoD or ESPN or CNN, (see I can do it too) Shut up, nobody wants to hear or read ANYTHING you have to say. Seriously.
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rarodrig26

Apr 29, 2009, 11:17 AM
Precisely...While I can agree on the importance of not leaking proprietary info, his posting of "company email" (more than likely invented by him and not actually a company email anyway, although I hesitate to give him that much credit) is the epitome of hypocrisy. I would hope by now everyone would know not to take him seriously anyway.
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thedish8204

Apr 29, 2009, 1:48 PM
Thank you - I was wondering if I was the only one who noticed. But you know - Toker is oh so important and he can do whatever he wants Rolling Eyes I mean after all, he is going to the DoD, and all of us lowly unworthy people are left to just bask in his glory and wish we were him Laughing He can break all the rules - what's it matter he's almost into his new job. So let's throw the ethics out the door. Seriously, Toker - the last line of your comment was unnecessary. You cannot say that to a company who provided you an opportunity to better yourself and obtain experience that helped you get where you are. I would say congratulations on your new position but you are doing that enough yourself. Normally I would say praise your accomplishments, but y...
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Midnight Toker

Apr 29, 2009, 5:31 PM
The three e mails I posted had been paraphrased and not deemed proprietary nor confidential so bit me. The guilty person was not named nor the person's store # revealed. All I will say is the person is in our DM's region so you can stick your "I'm throwing ethics out the window" up the nearest wasp's nest. As far as Sprint giving me the tools to get to where I am currently as an ASM, please. My retail management experience is going to mean squat in the DoD's DISA. All the real knowledge that shall be a benefit to me in DISA is what I learned in college for my undergraduate degree in CISM and my minor in Poly Sci. Like the Ministry song goes..."You use them awhile then it's over the shoulder". I honestly can see Sprint being the target of a b...
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mobile_trojan

Apr 29, 2009, 7:03 PM
i happen to know who toker's DM is, and all i have to say is he is full of it.

this type of thing happens every time a highly hyped phone is upcoming.

1. someone yells "PLEASE DONT TELL ANYONE!LOLZ"

2. someone anonymously threatens those who talk about it.

3. NOTHING EVER HAPPENS


in my humble opinion, this is all a ploy to increase excitement about a device. if the info is only privy to the higher-ups, then it must be one of the higher-ups who is leaking.

as for NOW, since training started officially, then they have to assume some retard is gonna take a flyer home or something. it has to be assumed public info nowadays, with the interwebs being a series of tubes and what-not.

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thedish8204

Apr 30, 2009, 3:44 PM
Listen, experience is experience. And any experience is invaluable. You are the biggest jerk ever. You have the worst attitude. Normally, I would never say this but after the way you talk I hope you lose your job w/ the DoD. You are ridiculous. You have a poor attitude, you are nasty, and frankly I don't know you but I don't like you one bit. I never say that. You are incredibly rude. I am sorry but I am the kind of person who any job that I previously had has benefited me in the future, but for you sir there is no amount of college or job experience that would make you a valuable asset simply due to your attitude. Sprint is a better place without you now.
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rufus99

Apr 30, 2009, 7:05 PM
Rite on !!! So True Very Happy
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Midnight Toker

Apr 30, 2009, 10:24 PM
Well I'm glad I was able to drop the brown kids off in your pool thedish8204. My DM's sister was the hiring DISA manager so losing my position with them is minicule at best. When it comes to a real job like securing our nation's telecommunications and linking departments to mission critical data, I take extreme pride in it. Retail is just one step up from janitorial services in my book. Even though I won't be part of Sprint aka a soon to be a Titanic, I will make sure everyone I encounter who does have Sprint service is informed that the majority of the time, Best Buy has better deals on upgrades and often on new service than a Sprint corporate retail store. Let's see how long a store can last if more and more customers in that particular a...
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Midnight Toker

May 1, 2009, 9:54 AM
Less than 8 hours to go...
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SprintGuy_23

May 1, 2009, 10:32 AM
Cool, 8 hours until you retreat back into your mom's basement and you're propositioning underage girls online to your window-less van parked in the back of Walmart.

Seriously dude, no one cares what you have to say. You're like a parrot that says the same thing over and over. You make no sense and only come off as an ignorant ass. Is it possible for anyone to be this big of a tool? Oh wait, yes it is.

I'm sure I speak for many people on here when I say that I believe about 0.01% of what you say. No one cares about your new job and no one cares about your opinions of Sprint. I agree with one of the previous posters when I say I hope you fail miserably. Good luck falling flat on your face.
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Kayslay34

May 1, 2009, 11:17 AM
LOL i agree, its like he has no friends or family other than his mom to tell about his new job, when he finally loses his virginity he will make a post in the sprint forums Smile
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nodeposit

May 1, 2009, 12:41 PM
I love how you assume he will lose his virginity..... I don't believe a word he/she says. I'm sorry but there is no way any sort of corporate employee would send a customer to a 3rd party for a sale "cause it's a better deal not a manager. He/She is probably a Best Buy employee who used to be a corporate employee that gets on phonescoop with their coworkers and comes up with the dumbest sh*t to say so their little group gets a laugh. Nobody is going to the DoD or anything like that. Probably just some little club they made up anyways. I wonder if his mom knew he was up at 10:30 last night on the computer? Gonna get grounded.
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thedish8204

May 2, 2009, 7:50 PM
Listen I do have a real job. And a happy life and I have a overly optimistic disposition, unlike you. So blah, blah, blah - say whatever you want but myself and the majority of people on phonescoop know that you are a rude, sad individual and probably will be forever. It is really sad how you try (without success) to make everyone is this forum feel that we are less of a person and not making a difference because of our job titles. You know what though - maybe I don't meet your standards of success (I mean we can't all be you and work for the DoD) but I am successful in life. I have everything I could want or need and I am more than content with my life and my job. And you know what else. I have a daughter and husband who love me and think t...
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Midnight Toker

May 3, 2009, 9:27 AM
Damn right I am a rude SOB. Now you see what Hell the RCs/LRCs experienced under my tyranny. Love doesn't make the world go round thedish8204. Next time your husband, daughter and you go shopping like the Cleaver Family, see how much love it takes to purchase a night out at Olive Garden or at an AMC theater for that matter. Love won't stop the carnage of Sprint retail store closings this summer. As long as national security is deemed a neccesity, the DoD's DISA and I will be here for the USA. In the end thedish8204, there shall only be two major wireless carriers in the US, Verizon Wireless and at&t. BTW, the Sprint Mantra is total BS, just another futile attempt of Sprint to keep from sinking since their Titanic has already taken on financi...
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thedish8204

May 4, 2009, 6:21 PM
Listen here buddy, love may not make your world go round but it does mine. Don't you ever, EVER, talk about how my family is. Just because we are happy does not give you the right to mock us. I am sorry for you. I really am. You need someone to love you. Do you want us to love you? We have plenty to go around. Laughing . At least in our world. And btw - my family and I are well off, so before you question that get all the facts. We get to have plenty of fun. And the United States of America needs people like me, you know us lowly sorry folks that work regular jobs and pay our taxes. I support America full throttle. I don't have to work for the government to prove that. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! Razz
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thedish8204

May 4, 2009, 6:27 PM
Laughing The Cleaver family. You are so clever Midnight Toker. So clever. I wish I could be you. You are really inspiring. I am sure that you will have tons of people looking up to you. I mean, hey, you have me that looks up to you know. How silly of me to want to be nice,respectful,and an overall happy person. Silly me. Well no more. I am going to be just like you. Rolling Eyes Whatever - that will never happen.
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thedish8204

May 4, 2009, 7:04 PM
Now enough is enough. I am not responding to Midnight Toker anymore. I have nothing to prove to him so I am going to stop. I am simply here to help anyone out and offer my advice/opinion.
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Midnight Toker

May 2, 2009, 2:26 PM
Now that I'm no longer a Sprint corporate employee(God Bless the DISA), I can firmly state the Palm Pre WILL NOT be launching on May 17th. Any of the retail pions here confirm the training schedule for SMs and Advocates, followed by RCs/LRCs as well as the soon to be out of jobs TSRs.
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Midnight Toker

May 2, 2009, 6:54 PM
Remember everyone, Best Buy, for the majority of the time, is the most cost effective i.e. instant rebates to upgrade your Sprint handsets and as I said earlier the Palm Pre will not be launching on May 17th as retail still will be going through the training.
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Midnight Toker

May 4, 2009, 10:58 PM
Since Sprint corporate still has me on their MES, no surprise on their lack of initiative to purge former employees from their systems, I thought I'd share an excerpt from a Office of Dan Hesse email which slows yet another bit of subscriber erosion.

"In terms of total subscribers, including post-paid, prepaid and wholesale, we produced the best sequential quarter in Sprint Nextel history in both gross add and net add performance, with net adds improving sequentially by over 1 million and gross adds increasing sequentially by 24 percent. In post-paid, even though our analysis indicates we had our best sequential improvement in share of gross add performance in two years, we were disappointed by the continuing sizable losses of post-paid ...
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scoobypls

May 5, 2009, 2:05 AM
what is your first and last name, and or ad/id i will gladly assist in purging you from "sprints system" Surprised
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Midnight Toker

May 5, 2009, 6:36 AM
Nice try. My former SM already submitted everything to HR. Enjoy your sinking Titanic scoobypls.
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