Not directly related, but I recently tried to unlock an AT&T phone. AT&T provides a "phone unlock portal" that lets you largely automate the process; they only insist that it's an AT&T phone, is fully paid for, isn't reported as stolen -- all reasonable stuff.
To do the same thing at T-Mobile you have to get into their customer service pages. They also have similar requirements -- plus you not only need to be a current customer, but the phone you're unlocking has to be currently active on a T-Mobile account.
Of course, this isn't customer service, technically. I'm a former customer (though I do have service via an MVNO, but I'd have been as happy with AT&T's network and it's really just a backup phone anyway). Technically, they don't actually owe me anything. But T-Mobile has just told me that it doesn't give a fuck about its former customers and that they don't want me back. Ever. The way I see it, Mr. Legere is just validating that impression, and making sure it's clear that it doesn't want its present customers, either.
It's OK. The feeling is mutual. Pretty happy with Ting right now anyway.
Let me see if I've got this straight: Rockstar is trying to cheat by gaming the system to prevent people from cheating in their games... except these people aren't trying to cheat, they're just trying to game.
Biggest. Hypocrites. Ever.
Maybe Rockstar will claim what they're doing is actually a "training script" and whine about not having enough free time to actually learn how to play, it's totally not fair the other players are better than they are.
Yeah, well, this is the Internet. Mostly I've learned to grit my teeth, ignore the errors and move on. It's either that or offer my services as a copy editor. Probably wouldn't work out even if they accepted, I already spend too much of my free time playing Payday 2 and learning to be a mass murderer.
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