Monday, July 30, 2007

Cut Off From the Outside World

Ok, not really. But on Saturday morning when my MIL came by, she informed me that my phone was constantly busy. I picked it up -- no dial tone. So, I grabbed my cell and attempted to figure out who to call at the phone company. It was not easy. "0" did not work. I then had to call 411 to get them to forward me. I then had to deal with automated phone hell. Finally I got a person. I tell them my phone has no dial tone. First question? "are you calling me from that phone?" Um, yeah...i know how to dial without a dial tone. She transferred me to someone else. First question? "are you calling me from that phone?" What the #)(&$(#*@? Once we get past that, they run "diagnostic test" whereby they determine that the phone line is broken on there end, and they will have someone out as soon as possible, Monday morning. What? I have to live with no phone all weekend? They say they will forward it to my cell. That lasts about 5 hours. Then it stopped working.

Then on Sunday morning I go online to get directions to where we are going. Keep in mind we were surprised to still have Internet as they are both Verizon, and we assumed connected somehow. But, no Internet was working fine. Until about 1pm, whereby it was no longer working. ARGHH. Oh well. We'll see if them fixing the phone line fixes the Internet, or if we have to schedule that separately. Luckily DH is working so hard, he doesn't even miss his WoW fix.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Our phone (Verizon) went out yesterday around 4pm until sometime after 11pm. It's back on today thankfully. I also had to laugh at the automated system when it asked if I was calling from the phone with no dial tone.

Kellie said...

We had an issue with our phone (Verizon) last week. Something with the main cable on the road. I laugh when we have phone issues as Jimmy? The man in my house? He's a lineman for Verizon :)

some kid said...

Im from Barcelona, Spain I have no house phone and last time I charged my celphone was a couple of weeks ago. Ive passed two weeks without calling anyone and Its way good. Internet is free because I get wifi from a museum next door. If you ever get the chance run away for some time and disconnect from the world. Its the best kind of life.

Jules said...

Lol, that is a funny, sad story. What a nightmare that must have been. Singing, "No phone, no pool, not pets, I ain't got no cigerettes."