08/16/2012, 04:00 AM
Right. I think that's what happened, too. But it's unreasonable to expect me to sign up for cellphone service I don't want or need and cannot use or afford — just to regain the use of my own friggin' property. From where I sit, this seems less like a "feature" and more like a booby trap.
At the very least, Palm (or whoever the hell is running the place) should provide a simple way to back out but they don't and it's beginning to look as if it doesn't exist. That strikes me as deliberately negligent because, as i said, I've noticed I'm not the only person to have this problem nor is it new. So I'm beginning to think the answer might be to do as you suggest: spend the 50 bucks to get my device back, then force the responsible party to reimburse me.
I think that can be done in small claims court. I also think it's more than likely I would prevail, if not on the merits of my case, then by a default judgement if the defendant doesn't show up. Either way I'll be happy.
Thanks for taking the time to make a suggestion, though.