Tag: Consumer Goods and Services

Fonus Mobile Review

My experiences with Fonus began at the end of last year, on November 21st when I heard about a disruptive mobile provider that wanted to provide global, unlimited service for a low fixed fee (presently listed at $30USD/Month). I need to disclose that I was part of an initial promotion where the first 500 people to purchase a SIM card on the…

Can You Get Good Earbuds for Under Five Dollars?

Me and my good friend, danrulz98 on YouTube, wanted to find out if any of the sub-$5 in-ear headphones (earbuds) sold on Deal Extreme were actually usable. Think no set of earbuds selling for such low prices are any good?  You might be surprised by our results! We’re also willing to review other gadgets (doing this review video was incredibly fun). Feel free to send more suggestions…

Details of republic wireless’ $19/mth “Unlimited Everything” Service (with short Q&A)

I love disruptive companies that spring up in markets that are traditionally dominated by powerful corporations and monopolies and force everyone to reconsider the product or business model involved. In Canada and US, one such dominated market is cellular service. Everyone knows they’re being ripped off, but no one really has any choice or say in the matter so they keep paying, and the incumbent companies keep squeezing…

The Viaddress Interview

Looking for context?

If you’d like to read the previous two posts about VIAddress to gain a fuller context, you can read my first post about VIAddress being under Postal Quarantine and follow-up post about their ignoring of customers, and then return here.

Viaddress logo (TM Viaddress)

It’s been a long while since publishing the last posts I made about the discount package forwarding service VIAddress.  At the time I became involved after getting caught in a massive backlog and found myself joined there with many other customers, and looking for answers which were scarce and hard to separate from the hype and fiction of other forwarding services that seemed equally interested in pitching their own product (I filtered dozens of obviously fake comments from the original two posts).

Eventually though, the backlog was handled, the comments and emails from concerned customers stopped coming — and VIAddress refunded my shipping fees from the test I ran way back when this whole thing started. They also asked me to take down my earlier posts, but, I made a counter-offer: Lots of folks still come to this site searching for VIAddress and I thought the fairest thing I could do for those curious about the company would be to give VIAddress a chance to tell their story and conduct an email interview.  They agreed and below is the full interview with David Wallace, Vice-President of VIAddress.

Experience with 2 Sauder 5-Shelf Bookcases

[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Why are you reviewing furniture? Actually, this is more than reviewing furniture, this is a test of hReview on my blog. Go on, check out the source code of this post to see the additional markup. I’m planning an additional post on using this markup for cool stuff later on this month.[/box] [quote]Cheap and easy to assemble, although overall…