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Thursday
Jan082009

Living in The Twilight Zone

Owning a cellphone is a norm these days. I have been using one for, er............... long, long time. I began with something that was analog based ( I think) and my phone got cloned time and time again. Calls to faraway exotic places were made. So then I switched over to another service provider.

I had been on the 'Green Band' for ages, at least 10 years. It served me very well but in the past year, I had been experiencing problems. There will be loud interference and I can't hear the person on the other line! That was when I was still staying in my old place.

When I moved, it got worse, I can't hear a thing! The reception here is SO BAD!. Soon, people stopped calling me. It was frustration for all parties concerned. The worst hit area is my kitchen, where I spend a lot of my time. The computer is also in 'ground zero'.

Here's a typical phone conversation (of lack of it!)

Me: Hello?

Other person (OP): Hello? Hello? Hello?

Me: YES! I CAN HEAR YOU!

OP: HELLO???????

Me: YES! I IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE ( aka my home) SPEAK!

OP: (muttering to him or herself- reception so lousy)

Me:HELLO! HELLO? HELLO? 'toooooooooooooooot" Phone got cut off!

I made a complaint to the Green Band. Their customer service called me back. So I asked him, "So when are they going to improve reception in this area?"

"Sorry, Maam, we do not know!"

Enough is enough. I decided to 'jump ship'

The only other option for me is the Blue Band. Everything else is just 'sucky'

So Patrick and I went over to do the necessary paperwork last week. He too, has had enough.

4 days after that, I received this message;

"We acknowledge your request to move. Thank you for being with us and we hope to serve you again in the future"

*Gulp* A lump in my throat. A reply to my 'Dear John' action. I felt as if I am losing a friend. A few minutes after that I was disconnected.

Now, I am with the Blue Band. I stood at 'Ground Zero' and I can make calls!

I am no longer living in The Twilight Zone. I have moved into the light!

Reader Comments (2)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Erm... so are you now with the Green Band or Blue Band? O.o??
January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersuzanne
Blue, blue. Sorry. Just noticed my typo and have corrected it. :p
January 15, 2009 | Registered CommenterKaty

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