Wildfire victims must pay $300 to AT&T

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Listen, people, let’s go over this again. When a wildfire, tornado, or flood is threatening your home, calmly move to the living room, remove your AT&T receiver, and take it with you. This is very important. Note: AT&T cannot be held responsible for your inability to not freak out and burn to death if you can’t save your receiver quickly enough.

UPDATE – AT&T sez

This customer initially called AT&T to discuss other communications services. After she was transferred to Dish, the disaster policy Dish has in place was not followed. This customer will not be charged for service cancellation or equipment fees—that is our policy, and the policy of Dish, in times of natural disasters. We have spoken with this customer to clarify our policy, and we are committed to taking care of all customers affected by the fires. We are providing several no-cost options for fire victims to suspend their phone, broadband and satellite service, including a pause of service, with no equipment fees.

They should also probably give back the CSRs their hearts and empathy. I hear they take that away in orientation.

via DSLReports

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