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    Default I've been through hell.

    Switched wireless carriers while keeping our phone numbers.
    Should have been easy.
    Wasn't.
    6 hours of back and forth phone calls.
    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas🎅

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    Oh dear, these first world woes.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Cave rescue pales in comparison.
    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas🎅

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    Waved at Kat and Paul?
    If I use the word "God," I sure don't mean an old man in the sky who just loves the occasional goat sacrifice. - Anne Lamott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Switched wireless carriers while keeping our phone numbers.
    Should have been easy.
    Wasn't.
    6 hours of back and forth phone calls.
    6 hours and you think you are done? Wait til your first bill arrives and you find out it isn't at all what they promised. 6 hours? Pshaw.

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    Hand basket?
    If I use the word "God," I sure don't mean an old man in the sky who just loves the occasional goat sacrifice. - Anne Lamott

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    Default Re: I've been through hell.

    I don't even know my own number

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    Default Re: I've been through hell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Switched wireless carriers while keeping our phone numbers.
    Should have been easy.
    Wasn't.
    6 hours of back and forth phone calls.
    I am sure there are youtube videos that would help.
    Life is complex.

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    You're right. It should have been easy. It was when we did it.

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    Six hours of phone calls; clear danger of swimmer's ear

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    I don't even know my own number
    Makes sense, how often do you call yourself. . .
    Nosce te ipsum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Switched wireless carriers while keeping our phone numbers.
    Should have been easy.
    Wasn't.
    6 hours of back and forth phone calls.
    Hmmm.....

    I switched from AT&T, to T-Mobile, a few days ago.

    Easy. I just needed to pop in a new SIM card, and it was nearly done.... had a minor problem with the phone number transferring, but a ten minute call to T-Mobile fixed it.

    The best part was the bill.

    On AT&T, I was paying $110/mo for 2Gb of data, max (with an automatic $20 for 500 extra Mb, whenever I went over)... that $110 was loaded with all sorts of 'fees'.

    On T-Mobile: Unlimited data, no throttling until 50Gb.... for $50/month... all taxes and fees included!
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    6 hours? Try 6 weeks, then come and tell me you're having a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Cave rescue pales in comparison.
    Winner!

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    Maybe you haven't or just for got.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    On T-Mobile: Unlimited data, no throttling until 50Gb.... for $50/month... all taxes and fees included!
    you gets whats you pay for

    crap coverage outside of large metro areas

    you'll be fine

    try it commuting between michigan and alabama
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: I've been through hell.

    Same here, technicians change pole that feeds 2 houses, gets wires mixed up. We get next door neighbours landline, she gets ours. she gets her supplier to fix before we realise what is going on , they disconnect us to fix her, I talk to technician who has just cut us off .. no he can't fix because he doesn't have a job number to do it. I ring faults , which is in a different country, they say its not a fault. whaaaaaat.

    yadayadayadayada, 3 days , hours on phone no joy.

    One post on faceplant moaning and its fixed in 2 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    I don't even know my own number
    Mine's stuck on the back of my phone.
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
    Grateful Dead

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    We've been through Hell. Besides the weird locals... it's a nice bend in the road.
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    For a travel hell, you should try missing a flight in Beijing, and trying to locate your baggage.

    Wicked hell of a time...
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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