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[ale] ATT email about some RIAA stuff



IANAL but it seems to me if they?re not providing the service regardless of their reasoning then they?re in breach of contact so you shouldn?t have to pay for early termination for service you?re not getting.

The question is whether it is worthwhile to go to a lawyer to fight the fee given a lawyer?s fee is apt to be more.   Of course if you could somehow convince a lawyer that this IS an illegal practice and get him to start a class action he?d probably kiss you.

I forget how much the fee for the tutorial was but if you have to pay that and then STILL don?t get your service (e.g. because they get yet another RIAA complaint) then you?d be out that fee and the termination fee.  If it were me I?d probably go ahead and terminate and argue with them on the termination based on breach of contract but wouldn?t involve a lawyer.   If they didn?t reverse the termination fee inside 90 days I?d likely pay them to keep it off my credit report.   Sometimes one spends money for education and I?d chalk this one up to education as to why I shouldn?t use AT&T.


From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Narahari 'n' Savitha
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] ATT email about some RIAA stuff

It could be that there are people that are in my neighborhood are using it but why am I being forced to take a tutorial which I feel is coercion and if I dont take  ATT will block me from going to any site.
If I take the tutorial I feel I am admitting guilt to something I have not done.
They dont allow me to cancel service without an early termination fee of $120 which I feel is unethical.
For the $28.50 I pay each month, I am not getting service which I feel is unethical business practice.
Any suggestions including, just bite the bullet take the tutorial or pay the $120 and sever relations with ATT.
I am going crazy in my mind here.
-N

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 10:25 PM, Matt Hessel <matt.hessel at gmail.com<mailto:matt.hessel at gmail.com>> wrote:
Is it possible that one of your neighbors is using your wifi?

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Narahari 'n' Savitha <savithari at gmail.com<mailto:savithari at gmail.com>> wrote:
Finally ATT went ahead and blocked my internet today as mentioned in the email.  It is a legit mail from ATT and I dont get access to anything other than their "Take the tutorial" site.
I don't know why but I am getting upset at the fact that I have to take the tutorial.  I feel that I am being coerced into something that I don't want to do.  I feel that this is some kind of admission of guilt and I dont want to do it.
I am seriously thinking of moving to my other provider "comcast" which is in no way better than what I have right now.

I need suggestions, should I bite the bullet and take the tutorial ?
Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com<mailto:jim.kinney at gmail.com>> wrote:

$3000/month

Hmm. That almost covers my cell phone and beer bill.





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On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 10:25 PM, Matt Hessel <matt.hessel at gmail.com<mailto:matt.hessel at gmail.com>> wrote:
Is it possible that one of your neighbors is using your wifi?

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Narahari 'n' Savitha <savithari at gmail.com<mailto:savithari at gmail.com>> wrote:
Finally ATT went ahead and blocked my internet today as mentioned in the email.  It is a legit mail from ATT and I dont get access to anything other than their "Take the tutorial" site.
I don't know why but I am getting upset at the fact that I have to take the tutorial.  I feel that I am being coerced into something that I don't want to do.  I feel that this is some kind of admission of guilt and I dont want to do it.
I am seriously thinking of moving to my other provider "comcast" which is in no way better than what I have right now.

I need suggestions, should I bite the bullet and take the tutorial ?
Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com<mailto:jim.kinney at gmail.com>> wrote:

$3000/month

Hmm. That almost covers my cell phone and beer bill.

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