Saturday, January 31, 2009

I thought I could outwit the phone company.


insane nut that I am.

I despise the fact that I have to pay for a landline phone in order to get internet service. We NEVER use the landline...well, it NEVER works. We pay for insurance on the lines but the working men tell me we don't...and in between our fifty million things that we do....we don't ever finalize the age old argument that we have with good old ma bell.

so the phone bill didn't get paid last accident that became an experiment.

our internet still worked,


we thought to ourselves, ok ok, yeah, we spoke it outloud around here.

A month of no land line and internet...

so we planned to outsmart them....

maybe they wouldn't know that we aren't paying our land line bill anymore.

we lost.

our internet went down.

so for four days we scrambled to call, be put on hold for endless hours...and finally,

I am back online!
and paying for landline service that we don't use...

and stuck with a new email address because the company merged and I can no longer own my own email...and have 90 days to forward anything saved into my new email name.

they suck.


sandwhichisthere said...

There used to be a way to lower the telephone bill. I don't know if it is still possible. There are two types of land lines, individual lines and party lines. Party lines have more than one person on them and you might have had to wait to use the telephone until one of the other people was through. Party lines were much cheaper due to the inconvenience and no one gets them anymore because only poor people got them and no one wants to appear poor. This resulted in party line subscribers having a private line as there were no other subscribers that wanted a party line. It was like inviting people to a plague party. You were the only one there. The result was an individual line at party line prices.
By the way, I love the word lurk. It conveys a feeling of an insidious force, hiding unseen in the background. Not many people appreciate the power and the beauty of the English language anymore. Your vocabulary is impressive. One comment however, you knew it was coming, the person you mentioned in Slappy's blog is an arse not an ass. It's like riding a donkey. Your arse sits on an ass.
Walter Kronkite joke. Not many people know that Walter Kronkite has or had a very dry sense of humor.
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shaun said...

I am still aggravated with the phone company here & at our old house because the old one charged us a cancellation fee for a service I still wanted but they could not provide and the new company just generally is not that great. They also can not provide the service I want. I guess it's the price you pay for living in the country. I am still kicking around the idea of getting satellite internet since it is the only thing fast available here.