Terrible Verizon Wireless Experience, Monday April 24, 2017

One week ago, I received an email from my cell phone service provider, Verizon Wireless.  It advised of a special opportunity to trade in my Samsung Galaxy S7 for the new Samsung Galaxy S8.  I pondered it and decided to do it, the beginning of tortuous experience.

I started out trying to execute the purchase on line in direct response to the email.  After wasting much time, I turned to attempting a telephone call-in purchase.  One would think that getting through to a human being in a company in the communications business would be easy.  Exactly the opposite happened to me but I finally managed to reach a human being, name of Lorne, I believe.  He led me down a tortuous path that included the culmination of the order with the message it was cancelled.

Lorne decided to pass me on to a person, Isaiah, at a different phone number.  So I kept Lorne on my house land line while I called Isaiah on my cell.  Things went from bad to worse and before I knew it both calls collapsed.  I decided I’d had enough.  However, Isaiah called back and we managed to consummate the purchase of the phone and accessories.  That was two days ago, April 22nd.

The phone arrived earlier today and first chance I took it to my closest Verizon store where I was told they would facilitate the transfer of contact, apps, etc. to my new phone.  While waiting for the single service person to finish off with another customer, I perused the phones on display.  I was shocked!

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S8, there was a much larger display Galaxy S8+… much more to my liking.  The store person advised me to go to a “corporate” store where they would have more ability to swap things around and give me what I wanted.  He put me onto the store at the Washington  Square mall.  By then, I had to negotiate heavy rain but managed to get there.

The store is huge, had no customers and at least four service people… maybe it was six.  The treatment I received was obnoxious as they let me know from the very beginning they were not going to help me.  The main person with whom I began, scoffed at me… said they couldn’t take back a used phone and sell it for new.  His manner was insulting, while the other sales people present seemed highly amused.

I was about to exit the store with intention of sending everything back to Verizon, when, with some difficulty, I managed to put through a call to Verizon customer service.  Standing in front of the store people, I told the woman what had happened.  She asked me to put the person on the phone.  With much enjoyment, he refused.  Finally another store person took the phone.  Not getting anywhere with these people, the customer service woman, asked me to hold while she talked with her superior.  I waited and waited until I realized the call was terminated.

The final chapter took place at The Postal Annex where I had the phone and accessories returned to Verizon.  I look forward to the day I can permanently sever contact with Verizon.

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IN CELEBRATION OF COLORIZING 8 KINDLE “SUPERHERO BLUE KNIGHT” EPISODES, THE FIRST WILL BE FREE FOR 5 DAYS!

Beaverton, Oregon, March 29, 2017 –   Color now sets off chapter titles, section headings and other important aspects of the story.

“SUPERHERO BLUE KNIGHT Episode I- Birth of a Superhero” also boasts many color images.

Superhero Blue Knight is the alternate identity of Roger from Nebraska who has come to Chicago to seek his destiny.  As Blue Knight, he goes forth in the tradition of earlier armored champions and according to vows of conduct.  He uses his extraordinary powers to confront adversaries and rescue people in danger.

His major test in this episode is a confrontation with The Artiste, who has settled himself aboard a dark ship on Lake Michigan.  He demands significant ransoms for some of the world’s most precious sculptures that he has stolen.  He is a wily adversary for our new champion but Roger/Blue Knight is determined to return the unique figures to their original locations and to apprehend the The Artiste

Much more happens as Roger endeavors to integrate himself and establish relationships with all of the other guests at Rosie’s rooming house.  There is also coverage of the events that establish Roger as the alternate identity of Superhero, Blue Knight.  This is just the beginning of what awaits in the succeeding 7 episodes.

FREE entry into the fantastic world of Roger and Blue Knight begins on Sunday, April 2nd but only for 5 days.  Don’t miss out.  It will be available at Amazon.com. Just enter “Allen Pollens books” in the Amazon product search window.  “Superhero Blue Knight Episode I” will be shown along with the other 7 episodes and coverage of  more than 12 other books Allen Pollens has authored.

Allen Pollens has always had two personas.  There is the tinkerer who always wanted to know, “How does it work?” That one became a graduate engineer and led a high-tech work life for more than forty years.  Then there is the storyteller, Allen Pollens, who was spinning tales from the time he was a child.

Contact: Allen Pollens / 503-407-2850 / alpollens@comcast.net

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WHITE SUPREMACY – Dark Legacy

“WHITE SUPREMACY” is a unique “factual fiction” book that wraps an exciting story around actual history.  It relates what Joyce Levinson unexpectedly experiences when a local Nazi hate group decides to assert itself.  It also tells of Nazism from its birth in 1930s Germany through to the present day.  Included is information relating to the shockingly rapid rise in hate-based organizations around the world.  Significant focus is on the US Northwest’s shameful past and recent hatred-centered crimes.  “WHITE SUPREMACY” is an exciting tale and a real eye-opener.

 

Check out more at StoryFinds – http://storyfinds.com/author/19910/allen-pollens

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Know Yourself, The Real You

Beaverton, Oregon, January 29, 2017 – There’s something missing.  You may be doing alright on the basis of career and family.  Yet there’s this feeling deep in your gut that something is wrong.  You are aware of certain interests you’ve had to stifle.  You’re sure that everyone suffers this kind of thing one way or another.  Heck, you can’t just go off, throwing caution to the wind, because something is pulling on you.  Can you?

Allen Pollens began to sort all this out for himself more than 40 years ago.  He has come to realize that the lessons he learned then are still valid and will share it all with you.

Seldom do we think of birth endowments in very personal terms.  Ask anyone about his unique birth gifts and the response is likely to be a look of puzzlement. Yet each of us has precious unique endowments with which we were born. Gifts that will last a life time and never change or go away.

Generally, no one brings these special gifts to your attention.  So you grow up not knowing about them.  And, if you don’t know about them, how can they benefit you?  These unique gifts can alter your life in ways you can’t control and do anything about, especially if you are unaware of them.

You are in some respects a one-of-a-kind because of the particular gifts that are your birthright… if not one-of-kind, then one of a special group of persons… who happen to be endowed with the same exact gifts. The wonderful thing about these gifts is that they can never be taken away from you and you can never use them up.  The value of all this is inestimable but you need to know what your endowment is.

“Know Yourself – The Real You” will launch you, on your own journey of personal discovery.  Satisfaction and success are in the offing.  This wonderful self-help book is available at Amazon.com in print and for Kindle. The current price for the print version is $6.99 and the Kindle version is $2.99. Follow this link:

http://tinyurl.com/zfbpln6

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A SPECIAL TREAT AWAITS THOSE WHO WANT TO VIEW A RESTORATION OF THE FACE OF THE SPHINX IN FULL COLOR


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Beaverton, Oregon, January 19, 2017– My recent attempt at restoring the damaged face of the Sphinx is substantially successful.  My name is Allen Pollens and I am an author of a number of books, including one that is set mostly in Egypt.  It is titled “PHARAOH – The Awakening.”  It’s a bit of science fiction that answers this “what if” question:

“What would happen, if a 4000-year-old pharaoh, maintained in a near death sleep, was awakened and brought back to life in modern-day Egypt?”

It’s a fascinating story and along the way, nearly four years ago, I produced a restoration of the face of the Sphinx.  I offered a full-color
rendition to interested individuals if they would follow the directions at my blog.  I am still receiving visitors to my blog who are seeking that image.   Recently I decided to attempt a new and improved restoration.  The process was fascinating and the result is excellent.  It’s all documented in the appendix I added to the Kindle and print versions of “Pharaoh.” Both are available at Amazon.com.  Follow this link:

 http://tinyurl.com/hp7su66

The current price for the print version is $15.99.  I’m sorry to say that all of the nine appendix restoration and other images are in black and white to avoid an extreme price increase for color.   However, the Kindle version is a BARGAIN!  The eight appendix images, including the restoration, are in full color.   Further, virtually all Kindle original 85 Egypt images (98%) are now in color.  So, the added restoration appendix plus virtually all images in color… ONLY $2.99 –  DEAL OF THE YEAR!

Contact: Allen Pollens / alpollens@comcast.net

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“Target of Hatred” from Allen Pollens

This is my newest book:

“Target of Hatred” is a unique “factual fiction” book that wraps an exciting story around actual history. It relates what Joyce Levinson unexpectedly experiences when a local Nazi hate group decides to assert itself. It also tells of Nazism from its birth in 1930s Germany through to the present day. Included is information relating to the shockingly rapid rise in hate-based organizations around the world. Significant focus is on the US Northwest’s shameful past and recent hatred-centered crimes. “Target of Hatred” is a fascinating tale and a real eye-opener. GET IT! READ IT NOW!

Here are the Amazon links:

For Kindle:
http://tinyurl.com/hykmdn7

For Print Version:
http://tinyurl.com/gmfudfo

LEARN & ENJOY…

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FINAL 2 FREE DAYS! “IN THE BEGINNING” INTRO TO SCI-FI THRILLER “HAUNTED… ROAD NOT TAKEN”! FREE SUNDAY, OCT. 23 AND MONDAY, OCT. 24!

“How often do you find yourself unhappily committed to a book?” asked Pollens. “I believe that “HAUNTED” would not fall into this category, but I want readers to have a special option… the “IN THE BEGINNING” version… FREE on Sunday, Oct. 23 and again on Oct 24.”
Here’s a bit of what the story is about…

In spite of years of successful academic achievement, Dr. Harold Treadwell, a PHD psychologist at Philadelphia’s Jess Hawkins University (JHU), has extremely low self-esteem. Memories of a year’s earlier incident plague him and he loses himself in the complexities of a sleep-study research project.

Harold’s proposed research focuses on sufferers of undiagnosed and untreated mysterious pain… mental and physical difficulties that appear without warning and ruin lives. Harold spends five-years designing a sleep-stasis chamber… a necessary apparatus in the proposed study. Finally, he submits a grant application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its approval is in doubt until an unexpected source of support with NIH influence surfaces.

“That much is all in the “IN THE BEGINNING” intro,” explained Pollens, “and I believe is enough to excite readers who will want to get the full tale.” The intro runs more than 35 pages and more than 7000 words. The Kindle eBook version is normally available for $2.99 at Amazon.com but will be free during Oct. 23 and 24. Get it by entering “Allen Pollens, ‘IN THE BEGINNING’ in the Amazon search window or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/hdb2ak2

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FREE, SUNDAY, OCT. 9 AND MONDAY, OCT. 10: “IN THE BEGINNING” INTRO TO SCI-FI THRILLER “HAUNTED… BY THE ROAD NOT TAKEN”

Based on the Kindle September 25 free day success, author Allen Pollens decided to offer two free days this time, especially since it can encompass Columbus Day. “I believe it will be an even bigger hit this time,” shared Pollens.
“How often do you find yourself unhappily committed to a book?” asked Pollens. “I believe that “HAUNTED” would not fall into this category, but I want readers to have a special option… the “IN THE BEGINNING” version… FREE on Sunday, Oct. 9 and again on Columbus Day, Oct 10.”

in-the-beginning-front-cover

Here’s a bit of what the story is about…

In spite of years of successful academic achievement, Dr. Harold Treadwell, a PHD psychologist at Philadelphia’s Jess Hawkins University (JHU), has extremely low self-esteem. Memories of a year’s earlier incident plague him and he loses himself in the complexities of a sleep-study research project.

Harold’s proposed research focuses on sufferers of undiagnosed and untreated mysterious pain… mental and physical difficulties that appear without warning and ruin lives. Harold spends five-years designing a sleep-stasis chamber… a necessary apparatus in the proposed study. Finally, he submits a grant application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its approval is in doubt until an unexpected source of support with NIH influence surfaces.

“That much is all in the “IN THE BEGINNING” intro,” explained Pollens, “and, hopefully, is enough to encourage readers to want the full tale.” The intro runs more than 35 pages and more than 7000 words. The Kindle eBook version is normally available for $2.99 at Amazon.com but will be free during Oct. 9 and 10. Get it by entering “Allen Pollens, ‘IN THE BEGINNING’” in the Amazon search window or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/hdb2ak2

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This Is It, The September 25 FREE Day

Pollens Books Advises, “This Is It, The September 25 FREE Day When For $0, You Can Get ‘In The Beginning,’ An Intro To New Sci-Fi Thriller, ‘Haunted.’ Just Copy Or Click On This Link: http://tinyurl.com/hdlgmsm

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