Speakeasy And Best Buy Don't Exactly Go Together Like Chocolate And Peanut Butter
from the 'splain-please dept
Speakeasy is well known as the “geek friendly” ISP. They let you have naked DSL. They don’t care if you share your connection with others whether you want to give it away or even charge your neighbors to share the WiFi. They have very friendly customer support for customers who want to use their broadband however they like. Then, you have Best Buy. Best Buy is known as not being particularly geek friendly. It’s actually more focused at the other extreme: the total non-geek who doesn’t know what to buy, doesn’t know what to do, doesn’t know how and doesn’t want to set up their own anything when it comes to technology. It’s also not known as being particularly friendly to customers, with its recent admission to using a different website to trick in-store customers into believing sales were over, as well as a host of other deceptive practices designed to trick non-tech-savvy customers. So, why in the world would you merge the two companies? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a very good answer right now, but that won’t stop it from happening. Best Buy insists that it won’t change the way Speakeasy works, but somehow that’s hard to believe.