Sorenson's closing for good.

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  1. posts from hell

    posts from hell New Member

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    Better change providers and quick.

    It's amazing, though. Looking two-three months ago, they were the strong hold, the richest, the biggest... Today they have shown that they are very fragile on the inside.
    I guess we can say that they showed a bluff, strong when weak.

    Now we know why they didn't contribute to the development of ASL users to provide security for their business future. They didn't have the cash for it.

    Now we as a consumer can either accept their behavior in the last few months and continue using their services or decide that they should close for good.

    I choose to close them for good.

    No interpreters should have suffered like they have in the last few days.
     
  2. PowerON

    PowerON Active Member

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    Sorenson have to re-think on how to make money without use FCC.
     
  3. Dismal Shadow

    Dismal Shadow "Yours. Not mine." Premium Member

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    Not surprised really. We have spanish terps in Sorenson call center here in PR and they all got lay off.
     
  4. sequoias

    sequoias Active Member Premium Member

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    Wirelessly posted (Samsung Epix (i907))

    Says who? Sorenson on Facebook said that they will continue running but only laid off some employees.
     
  5. JClarke

    JClarke AD Veteran Premium Member

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    What such thing? What happens with their 84% investments? What a shame.
     
  6. Special

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    Didn't Sorenson provide ALL DEAF who want VP with one for FREE?! Think about THAT before you start talking bad about Sorenson!
     
  7. diehardbiker

    diehardbiker Active Member

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    If someboy gave you something of a value, and services; for free, what are you going to do to return them back? Give thanks to them or smashing into their face?

    Think about this,
    Deaf and damn proud!
    DHB
     
  8. Beowulf

    Beowulf Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    A couple days ago I got an email from SIPrelay and mySorenson to complete my account by calling a number from a VP and showing hte Sorenson representative a drivers license, state ID, or recent utility bill with my name and current address. This smells fishy...Did anyone else get that?
     
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    diehardbiker Active Member

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    Do you mean you got unexpected call from somebody asking for these information though SIPrelay?

     
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    Beowulf Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Through an email, yes. Do SIPrelay and Sorenson work together???
     
  12. katz4life

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    I guess my bf and I are going to apply for Zvrs. Is it free? Nevermind, I'll ask my brother. He just started working for Z. By the way, our VP-200 Sorenson hasn't been used for about 2 years. It's all in dust now.
     
  13. PowerON

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    when there was TTY, we had to pay telephone service while we pay internet. It still same. Where is your pea-brain go?

    Oh never mind, you sign up as annoying and never come back again to post. Lame
     
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    this thread made me smirks

    I concur. I dont see any reasons to deny the fact that it IS sorenson's faulty..
     
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    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    Oh that's great. It should keeps him busy. Hope he likes it. I have not used sorenson for about 6 yrs. ha. it got more dusts than you do! ;)
     
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    Though E mail? SIPrelay do not send e mail to relay the call, this is SCAM!

    SIPRelay only send and recieve though AIM or SIPrelay for Blackberry.

    DHB
    ooops I used my wife account

     
  17. Beowulf

    Beowulf Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That is my suspicion. I will investigate when I get home next week.
     
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    lilbugsb3 New Member

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    LOL! You are so funny and misinformation about Sorenson is closing for good, it is not TRUE! You lead them to misinformation. Sorenson still running as like always but just adjust of their operations. next time, if they're actually CLOSE and you may POST it! :)
     
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    lilbugsb3 New Member

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    Sorenson will NEVER ask you for ANY information such as SSN, ID etc! You must get a call from someone else but not Sorenson because if they do that, you can email them via vrscomment@sorenson.com and give them with CIR number if you remember, and once they get urs email and they will take care of it
     
  20. posts from hell

    posts from hell New Member

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    Yeah, they gave it out for free for a reason, to take advantage of the deaf population. Think about that as well.

    Also, other VRS companies give out freebies as well. Feel free to go and boycott them.. I'm boycotting Sorenson for the few reasons I stated in the first post.

    That is all. :)
     

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