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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Internet woes...

The last couple of days showed us how much dependent we have become on the internet connectivity in our day to day life.

If we don't have connectivity, we cannot come home on time from work! Have to stay late.

We don't have a land line. So if the MIL has a crisis at home she cannot call us because there is no land line (we have only a VOIP phone!)

My iPhone doesn't have a signal through AT&T at home. Lucky if we get one bar on that.

That leaves the wife's T-mobile as the only phone to connect to the outside world aka customer service.

The AT&T dudes came, tested the line and declared that the squirrels have chewed on the wires somewhere in the street. A maintenance call was placed by the AT&T dude and he promptly told us it would be days or weeks before the tech figures it out in these cases..

So we did the only thing we could do being internet junkies. We switched to Comcast cable modem today!

As of 30 minutes ago we have a working internet connection. Now we have to worry about gophers eating through the cable lines? Maybe, but we will take our chances.

The Motorola Photon phone / Android 2.3 combination is a disaster. So my buddies at work were nice enough to get my coverage returned to my old iPhone. Sometimes you don't realize the value of what you have till you lose it.

Now that we have a working internet at home, have to go yell at the AT&T guys and get something called a "microcell" to boost my cell signal strength when we are at home..

Some people have "naakula sani".. we have "phonela sani"

Maybe better days are ahead!


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