Let’s Talk About “Nomad Internet”… My Review

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I was hoping this could be a review that would say great things about a company.  Instead it’s going to be a teachable moment… for all parties concerned.

First, it’s a teachable moment for me, because I’ve learned that I should not always believe what a company advertises.  Although I did ample research and saw the pros and the cons of the company, I took a chance on them, the products they displayed, and the service they said they would provide. For that, I was apparently wrong.  So, I give myself a 5 out of a possible 10.

I give Nomad Internet a -5 out of 10 for their part in this review.  Being a small business myself, I don’t have anything against businesses.  What I dislike are businesses who seemingly try to take advantage of either their employees or customers.  I normally speak in generalities to let the process work and hopefully things get resolved.  But, in this case, there were several things that irked me—so we’ll discuss.  I try to keep my posts short—normally under 300 words, today might be that exception—but I will try… at 200 words in…already. 😏

Points of Irkness

 

  1. The Advertisement. I invite anyone to compare the modem below, which is what they sent me, to anything that shows up on their web site:  It does not look anything like the item I received below.

  1. Continued Billing: It seems like if you are dealing with a customer with issues. Don’t try to keep billing them, especially during the FREE TRIAL PERIOD!!
  2. Not Addressing Issues: Stop trying to save and recover a sale when the customer has clearly indicated what needs to be done. It doesn’t end like you think it will end.
  3. Meet Expectations: I was expecting them to say: “Dear Mr. Speller, we apologize for the inconvenience and am sorry that the services did not work for you. Because you are still in the TRIAL PERIOD, we have cancelled the service at your request and we’re processing your refund.  Please see the attached mailing label to return our product.  Thank you for trying us and hope we’ll win your business in the future”…yada yada yada…

    Instead, this is what I got: 👀

In conclusion I can only say I found the company lacking.   Maybe others have had a great experience with them.  Taking 10 days to send out a USED HOTSPOT that looked nothing like the one they advertised and which they said they were programming (when I called to inquire about it); only to then ask me to trouble shoot it, was too unacceptable.  Businesses like this should take the time to reflect.  Focus more on getting right with the few customers you have than on immediate growth.  And, don’t over promise nor send products that are clearly inferior to what you have advertised.  Keeping things simple saves time and energy for everyone.  For me, it was not.   I have been blogging and writing for a while and it is seldom that I post something this direct.  Hopefully it will help the company and those consumers needing mobile internet to examine all possible options.

Frankly, I don’t know how they intend to correct their errors, but they are not going to charge me for a service that didn’t work nor a product I didn’t ask for (an old ass hotspot).  Do better.  Last but not least, stay tuned for part two of this saga…. The Resolution.

Until then, peace.  Enjoy your Sunday.

 

#NoMadInternet #BusinessIssues #CustomerService

I think “Designer Education” is going to be the new “School Model”

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With Covid still going on, it’s possible that there will be more home schooling even if they are able to finally make it through a year of in-person learning.  I’ve spoken on this before; but I’ll talk about it again now.  We really need to rethink how we educate in America.

I agree that there should be national standards for a basic, minimal core of topics to be taught and mastered. But the way that they are taught should be subjective. In my opinion, a few things need to be considered.

  • Some schools weren’t that great prior to Covid, in educating students.
  • People often learn in different ways.
  • People catch on to concepts and learning material at different speeds and sometimes it’s better in different settings or learning environments.

Having said that, I think the ultimate role teachers and instructors will play is that of a coach or counselor to the learning experience.  I also think that the brick and mortar schools will ultimately serve as high end libraries or centers for socializing and gatherings instead of the main location for instruction. 

Welcome to the new school!  It will probably resemble what we now have, but void of actual firm, classrooms.  They’ll become more like the after-school PTA meetings –where parents come in and talk with the teachers about certain things for a few moments before moving on to the next group discussion.

Schools could even become small museum type structures—housing various exhibits pertaining to the local area and consisting of knowledge rooms equipped with slide shows and automated briefings.

We have to realize that communicable diseases aren’t the only occurrences that can shut down or stop traditional learning.  Climate change can also play a disruptive role in hindering the learning experience.  So, in my opinion, it’s better to keep working on improving the distance learning model now, rather wait to the next event to try to pick up where it was left off from the last time. 

I saw this article from Educations.com and thought it was a good resource about Distance Learning.  5 Reasons Why Online Learning is the Future of Education.

What do you think?  Would it be advantageous to continue with distance learning?  What subjects would you think could be helpful in completing the curriculum to prepare learners for the future?

 

#learning #education #distancelearning  

“Nothing Will Fundamentally Change”, He Said.

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When candidate Joe Biden in essence said that “nothing would fundamentally change”, I think people should have believed that was what he meant.  If they would have believed him then, it would not be a surprise to them now that the watered down  “Build Back Better Act” was all that was going to be offered in the first place.  He doesn’t seem to be interested in real progressive issues. Nor do I believe he tries hard to pass progressives policies.  He talks a good game in public; but looks like he’s an elbow rubber in private.  I truly hope I am wrong about this, but– that is what it looks like.

And here we are with the #BuildBackBetter plan headed down the #ObamaCare road of weak legislation #BoughtByBusiness.  I gotta tell you, this is frustrating and disheartening.  DEMOCRATS SEEM TO BE LOSERS JUST LIKE REPUBLICANS… MAYBE NOT AS BIG, BUT LOSERS JUST THE SAME.  AND, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS ALSO A TOOL OF BIG BUSINESS.  There ya’ go, I said it. And I’ll probably be discussing my opinions on that in future posts.  For now, let’s continue talking about the Democrats and their disastrous style of leadership. They start out negotiating with themselves, in a bad way, even before negotiations start;  they seem to be always timid and too cautious to speak up boldly for the people they’re supposed to represent; and they give up at the first sign of a legislative fight.  That’s why it puzzles me why #Progressives seem to always feel the need to run as a #Democrat.  Advice: STOP IT!!! It doesn’t work!!!  They disown you every time!  Do your own thing.  And keep doing it until you win.  

I honestly believe many, if not most voters have gone through the same iterations I did.  I tried the Republican party– They sucked.  I tried the Democrats– They were weak.  That is why I’m nonaffiliated.  I love it and I’m ready to vote for people who are ready to fight for average people.  

The Democratic Party should realize their party is being taken over by Republicans.  I need Progressives to step forward and be progressive before you get drug down with the Democrats. You know they are going to blame you for any losses and take credit for any wins.  That being said, if you want to add to your ranks, reclaim your energy and power. Don’t be afraid to stand alone, and don’t compromise.  Make them come to you, instead of you running behind them, because you’re just looking weak right now. You represent a large voting block and  you have a year to show people you can govern; and govern well.  You need more progressives –and ask the American people to get more progressives voted into office.  It’s your time.  Do something with it.

~Good Luck, I’m cheering for you.

Learning How to Be ‘Always Ready’ [a different take on an old post]

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During my military days, I was once assigned to a unit who had a motto of, “Always Ready”. (Tish was cool as hell when everyone snapped to attention and yelled it out– …was a lil bit corny tho…) It was a training unit and I believe the ethos behind it was that, as an individual and collective as a unit; we should always be ready to contribute to the accomplishment of the mission.

Therefore, being mentally, and physically prepared and present were essential in meeting goals.  Even during personal crisis, you had a contribution to make.  Now, I wished I learned how to totally apply that to my overall life.  I was great at compartmentalizing as I think many were.  It helped me to displace and set aside the private side of my life to accomplish things on the ‘Soldier’ side.

In reflection, incorporating my entire self might have worked better for me.  For some, separating ‘work life’ from ‘personal/home life’ might work great… but that shit doesn’t work for everybody.  I think I’ll go more into depth about in an eBook, but for now we’ll keep pushing on the concept. (You know I like to keep my posts close to 300 words or less.)

So, the question is, How Do You Become Always Ready? I can say for me, learning about myself helped a lot.  Getting proper rest and exercise also helped.  The last thing I’ll mention here is motivation.  Some people are givers.  If you are one, learn to give that same energy you are willing to give to the job, to yourself.  Doing so might put you on the path to finding happiness.

I hope this helps!  Visit my site often!!

I’m working on a few eBooks as extensions about various topics I’ve posted on! 😉

There is something Wrong with How Government Deals with Veterans

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Now it’s time to talk about all the “Programs” that are supposed to be helping #Veterans. I think the government can make better use of funding if they just cut checks directly to veterans. Everybody wants to “Thank” Veterans for their service, but few actually provide good assistance.

And why are veterans disjointed from the military, for the most part, once they separate or retire?  The same energy should go into supporting Veterans directly by the military when they leave, as you had to get us to join.  Everybody sees the “big picture”.  So, you should lead by example.  Read More