Think Green

Good afternoon. I trust everyone has had time to adjust to the time change. Isn’t it time we put our agrarian roots in the history books and ditch Daylight Savings? I digress.

Spring/Cingular Tips & Tricks
Since we have a negotiated deal with both Spring and Cingular I thought I’d pass along a couple of tips to help you get the best deals. First off if you don’t use either of these carriers you could be missing out on a pretty significant savings on your rate plan. In addition you also get the benefit of cheaper phones and accessories with less stings attached.
Cingular Tips
Other Carrier Tips

Wal-Mart Customer Overview Leaked
Someone at Wally World let slip a presentation that walked through their shopper demographics. They came up with different persona to discuss customer attributes. Personally I don’t think there is anything really shocking about the presentation, but some people took exception to the use of the term “Conscientious Objector” when referring to those that do not shop at Wal-Mart for various political, religious or social reasons. The bigger issue here is the fact that it was leaked at all. It kind of makes one wonder how security conscious we need to be. You can find it here.

Days Inn Auto Bot…and it isn’t a transformer
Another story from my new favorite blog: The Consumerist. They can be a little to heavy on the world is against me mentality at times, but it is a different perspective. This article shows the transcript from a Days Inn upsell agent. The transcript is pretty funny and worth a read.

Kosher Coke…as in Classic Coke
NPR ran a story that made rounds the other day that there is formula using cane sugar. I’m a bit of a Dr Pepper snob and you can always get Dr Pepper from Dublin, TX which is made from cane sugar. If it wasn’t for Dr Pepper I think the town would cease to exist, right Kellie?

Google Maps, now with Traffic
Google has added color coded indicators to the highways in thirty cities. The smarty pants in me wanted to see how bad it looked in LA and sure enough all of the highways were red. Just kidding. However the majority were yellow so maybe it is only red when there are police chases? Still it is a pretty neat check to see what the roads look like before you run out the door.

You have HDTV? Are you actually getting HD content?
There was a recent article in AZ Central that showed up on, you guessed it, Consumerist. Nearly half of the 24 million HDTV’s in households do not watch HD content because they haven’t upgraded their cable, satellite or antenna. Roughly 6 million viewers had no idea that they weren’t watching HD. So make sure when you take the plunge you get the content.

Have a great weekend! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Eating at Bennigan’s is NOT required)

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