12-03-2008 12:18 PM
I just reviewed the Technical Support Terms and Conditions and couldn't find this $10 charge you speak of. This really has me curious. Could you point this out to me?
12-03-2008 01:39 PM
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12-03-2008 02:18 PM - edited 12-03-2008 02:19 PM
As I'm sure Tim will confirm -- and I am not a lawyer -- the wording at the end about $10 relates to the bit before it:
IN NO EVENT WILL SYMANTEC BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ....
In other words if you were to sue them or otherwise claim damages for ruining your day you can't claim more than $10 or whateaver you actually paid for the live chat service (which I hope was #0) --- not that they can charge you $10 for trying to help you!
PS I wish the legal eagles would take some lessons in psychology of communication and understand that anything written all in CAPS is more difficult to read -- or maybe that is their intention? <g>
12-03-2008 03:58 PM
Correct - I'm not a lawyer either, but this does not in any way state or insinuate that we would charge you $10. I'm glad you read the Terms and Conditions though. Not many people do that. However, don't worry - we won't charge you $10 dollars to chat with us ;)
Please take advantage of the Chat feature if you have any issues.
12-03-2008 06:22 PM
All's well that ends well, at least on that <s>
What about the installation problem that you raised in this message up above? Is that solved -- do you now have NIS2009 installed?
12-03-2008 08:10 PM
Hi! I had a similar issue (post named errors 8504,4 and 8500,105) and resolved it by creating a new user account with admin privileges, reeinstalled NIS09 transfered my files and eliminated the old admin account.
All my best ;)))
12-03-2008 11:28 PM
No luck , I am using a free trial of Live One Care and no problems. From the sounds of it I am not the only one that is having this problem. What is odd is that even if I reboot the computer I cannot establish web contact unless I uninstall NIS.
Why is that?
12-04-2008 11:18 AM
Thanks Carla! You fixed my problem. My customer's Computer seems to have a corrupted User account, which is causing most of the issues with the internet connection. I created a new admin user, then clicked activate and voila, it connected, activated, and updated. Hope this works for others as well.
And yeah, that talk of the charge made me jump, but I would agree that it just limit's Symantec's liability to $10 max.