Wednesday, June 03, 2009

With all the profits they make...

You'd think Telstra could send out a fix-it guy within 5 days to fix a faulty line...

This afternoon our phone line went dead. At first we thought it might have something to do with the works at the end of our road, but no, apparently not. Dave called Telstra from his parents place to find out what the problem was and they confirmed a fault on our line. Aha, good, something they can fix!

Yes, well, they're sending a guy out on TUESDAY next week to fix it. Until then, we have no phone at home. Perhaps Telstra fix-it guys don't work weekends? I would have thought they would, yk, seeing as phones are so integral to everyday living these days...

They're forwarding all incoming calls to our home number to my mobile. I don't know if that means the caller pays mobile rates or regular rates? I would call telstra and ask, but I don't have a working line to call out on.

I could use my mobile, but with just $30 of credit on the mobile, and nothing in the budget for adding more, I don't want to take my chances with their answering "service" a.k.a. "press 1 for such and such and sit on the line for 20 minutes while we scratch our collective arses"...

This means that when I'm out, I can't call home, and Dave can't call me. And I do have to go out in the next 5 days...

Thank goodness we got cable broadband a month ago! Otherwise we'd be completely communications free right now!

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