Monday, October 29, 2012
I Feel Nekkid
My logical mind took over and thought maybe it was a network problem due to the hurricane. But my hopes were quickly dashed since my kids' phones were working like a charm. That is when I went into full panic mode. The shakes, the sweats, the whole damn deal. How in the hell can I go through the day without my phone???? I quickly call T-Mobile to diagnose the problem. As luck would have it, I can't get through after 10 minutes. Well, hurricane or not, my ass gets in the car, braves the elements, and drives to the nearest T-Mobile store because this is a freakin' emergency!!!
Now I'm one of the last dinosaurs on earth who still has a Crackberry. I don't need all of those fancy schmancy features of an iphone 'cause all I use my phone for is texting, email, and Facebook. I rarely surf the web on my phone simply 'cause I have no idea how to do so, nor do I care to learn. If there was a learning curve in the technology department, I would be at about -3. Uh yea, it's just not my thang.
I must say the customer service representative at the store was very nice and understanding. My phone was still under warranty and I do have insurance. However, because it was Saturday, I would not be getting my new phone until Tuesday, even with a rush order. I thought I would pass out right there on the spot. Three and 1/2 entire days without a phone???? This must be a cruel joke!!! But then she offered me a loaner flip phone for a $53.00 deposit which I would get back when I returned the phone. WHOO HOO!!!!! Now we're talkin'!!!! Ah but my jubilation was short lived. I didn't even have time to pull a groin muscle from doin' a herkie jump when she explained that since my crackberry would not even power up, none of my contacts would even transfer over.
Say what??? OK, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but why in the hell would I want a flip phone that has none of my contact numbers in it? It's not like I can call or text anybody or even use email because none of my personal information could be transferred to the phone. Who has any phone numbers or email addresses memorized these days? She replied just for emergency purposes. I decided I would take my chances and go cold turkey. Believe me, the DT's have already set in and it ain't purty.
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