Service Resumed!  

waggypolly 72F
7449 posts
2/18/2006 5:54 pm

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Service Resumed!

This is my first post for a week: my phone line failed again. Finally the technicians came and fiddled around outside the house. Now I get a spasmodic phone connection. In the meantime I am have been trying to buy an adsl package. Read on . . . .

How to get adsl installed:
1. Fill out online form.
2. Read “cannot be submitted electronically”.
3. Wait one week; find online form has been redesigned; fill out again and submit successfully.
4. Receive online notice saying, “Thank you for your application. Our sales rep will contact you. If you have any problems please phone 333 or email 333.etc”.
5. After 5 days hear nothing, so call 333 ‒ doesn’t pick up.
6. Email 333.etc, asking for rep to call me.
7. Receive reply, “We would like to advice you to call us directly at 333 so that we can check your status of your account. Get your adsl account details ready.” (But I don’t have a adsl account yet).
8. After 2 more days call 333 again; wait for >10mins; get bored; give up.
9. Go to office and be told, “We don’t accept online applications”.
10. Go to different office and be told, “We do accept online applications. The boss has been away for 4 days and he keeps the key to the website. He’s back, but now he’s gone to a meeting; he still has the key. I’ll get him to call you.”
11. (Meanwhile phone line fails ‒ no blogging possible; indulge in side plot to get that restored.)
12. Wait 7 more days; go back to office and request new application form. Fill it out on paper and be told to wait at least two weeks.

13. Technicians turn up in less than 24 hours. Why? In the office I happened to meet someone I know visiting their friend who works there. It’s not what you know; it’s always who you know.

I have to go out now, but this evening I’ll be zipping around all the blogs catching up on my comments.

This is ‒ a very happy ‒ Polly, Wagging happily again
Remember: ! Bloggers are a Better Breed !

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redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
2/18/2006 10:49 pm

I am glad you are getting things straightened out Waggy, we missy you.

Working on a DSL line here too....pretty soon we will be able to fly thru these blogs....."Look, we have wings!"

VATraveler1948 68M

2/19/2006 6:02 am

Polly... Yessss, I'm glad you havew been successful at getting someone to work one the problem. We are looking forward to seeing you around here again, we have missed you.

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
2/19/2006 6:03 am glad you are back. It isn't the same here without you!

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
2/19/2006 10:30 am

great! i have been missing you -- glad you are getting it sorted!


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interested13563 53M
2557 posts
2/19/2006 4:50 pm

Glad to read you are happy!

caressmewell 53F

2/20/2006 3:48 pm

If is not one thing it's another. Happy to hear you are back online.

rm_bob6969Aloha 69M
129 posts
2/21/2006 10:55 pm

It's always nice to hear what you have to say and what you are going through. Keep Waggin on!

tillerbabe 56F

2/22/2006 1:38 am

So glad to see you here! (You have an amazing amount of patience!"

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
2/24/2006 3:57 pm

It's really good to see you're back online. Electronics and the cyber world. It can be a frustration.

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