May
May
May
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Skype Credit 180 Days Policy Use It Or Lose It

I just recently found out about the 180 day use it or lose it skype credit policy. This 2005 thread at the skype forum about this topic proves 2 things. #1 skype is still sticking by a rediculous policy 4 years later. #2 I am 4 years behind everyone else on the internet :).

The policy states that you must make a call every 180 days or you will lose your skype credit. $1.00? $100.00? How much skype credit did you buy assuming you could use it whenever you want? You had better use it or skype will take it form you. One person responded in the thread i linked to above with “why not automatically refund the skype credit if a call is not made in 180 days?”. Duh.. because then they cant rob you.

This is a rediculous policy. Its a guarantee that no one will buy skype credit in large increments. Users will be less likely to use the service if their choices are to A. Be trapped by a “make a call or lose all your credit” policy. or B. Be annoyed by having to constantly buy small amounts of credit.

This sort of policy is right up there with pop-up advertising. The numbers down at corporate might make it look like its working… but those clicks or calls in this case are made by frustrated and angry end users.

Skype 180 day policy sucks

Skype 180 day policy sucks

May
0

Looks like I finally have a fan

Some Wire Worshipper came looking for trouble.

He found it!

Lets get ready to rumble

May
0

RTI 2-way is shipping! Finally!

According to Julie Jacobson @ CEPro, RTI 2-way ZigBee products are available, finally! We hope!

The long running, “2-weeks” joke has finally come to an end :(. Maybe :).

Will 2-way ship on time?

Will 2-way ship on time?

May
0

Girlfriend Controls

It appears that someone has finally done the impossible. @ clear33765’s Home Page i found an interesting screenshot. It looks like he has come up with a way to control his girlfriend with a universal remote.

Girlfriend Controls

Girlfriend Controls

After looking at the screenshot again i wondered if the button in the lower left corner allows you to control your girlfriend…. or if its a statement that your girlfriend, CONTROLS as in EVERYTHING :).

May
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Simple Jack Home Theater

Simple Jack Home Theater

Simple Jack Home Theater

May
May
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Comcast Stinks

Homeowner Says Cable Mistake Filled Kitchen With Raw Sewage. Click to see article.

Comcast Stinks

Comcast Stinks

May
0

Wired URC keypad?

KP-980 - KP-900 and MX-980 Hybrid Remote

KP-980 - KP-900 and MX-980 Hybrid Remote

When asked whether or not URC will ever produce an in-wall wired keypad… i decided to put together something that would fit the bill :).