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I think I found the biggest ripoff in Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by WrongWayWade, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. WrongWayWade

    WrongWayWade VIP Whale

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    I was out on a casino crawl Sunday night and need to call a friend about meeting up to catch a limo to the airport, but I'd forgotten to bring my cell phone with me. So I stopped at one of they pay phones in the Wynn and as it was long distance and I didn't have a bunch of coins, I charged it to my credit card. A 2 minute call was $19.43!!!

    I guess they showed me! :cry::nono::wink2:
     
  2. bswim

    bswim High-Roller

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    that's nuts, would have been almost the same price to buy a prepaid phone
     
  3. travelfiend

    travelfiend High-Roller

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    Wow, that is crazy unless your "friend" was working at one of those 900 number places! jk jk

    I believe I would contest those charges with credit card company. Most have a simple online form to fill out. I bet whatever company runs that pay phone wouldn't either bother to respond and you get your money back.
     
  4. Jimbo338

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    Wow, that must be the king of ripoffs! It made me think of how far we've come in communications. When I was a kid we would get penpals in india or pakistan, write and wait fow weeks for a return letter. Now if you want, you can make friends or chat with a bud anywhere in the world instantly and basically free.

    Then it cost money whenever you wanted to call the next town over. My mother would make me write a letter if it was a 10 cent toll call since postage was only 3 cents; what a hoot!

    Then we could pick our long distance provider, buy phone cards. I remember going with Verizon for my first cell phone; they were one of the few companies to have good coverage in LV as well as New England. Now almost any carrier has a great network to access and for a small fee you are in constant touch with anyone, anywhere.

    Now, if we could only get rid of resort fees and make airline seats more comfortable!

    Jimbo338
     
  5. AlwaysVegas

    AlwaysVegas Low-Roller

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    That's still longer than $20 lasts in penny slots these days. :ssst:
     
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