Switching Gears

The cell phone struggles are almost over. I tried to fill out the voucher for a free iPhone 8. I needed a number off the iPhone box, and it’s in about 3 font. II managed to read the numbers and filled out the form, and got a message that one of the phones is not eligible for the BOGO promotion. I texted my son, who was at work and mobbed 2 days before Christmas. He said of course it was eligible but he’ll have to deal with it Tuesday, because there’s no way 2 days before Christmas.

I spent 45 min. on the phone with Sprint trying to give them back my phone. As it turns out they want an early termination fee for ending the lease on my iPhone 7 before it is up, and I have to give them back the phone. Part of the problem is that the people I was talking to are in India or somewhere, which is fine, except I could barely understand them. I would try to tell them that as soon as they got into their spiel 15 seconds, but they kept right on talking over me and so had to repeat everything again. They kept saying, “Can you hear me now?” I kept saying, “Yes, I can hear you, I just can’t understand you.” Frustrating.

For some reason, our new phones did not come with visual voice mail Visual voice mailis voice mail that is on the phone and is transcribed. This is what I’ve had on the last two iPhones I’ve had. The voice mail the new phone came with says “call voice mail”. Who has to call voice mail on a smartphone? I haven’t had to do that in years. My son says visual voice mail should be on there. He’s too busy at work today to call tech and get it fixed, so I guess I’m stuck with it until Tuesday.

I will never switch carriers again, if I can help it.

Now that I’ve vented, I can switch gears and just say how excited I am for Christmas this year. Dan and I will have an intimate dinner at his house this evening, then go next door to his mothers for her annual Christmas Eve gathering. Tomorrow we are making dinner for her and his brother. It’s awesome to be making new traditions, and sharing the holidays with Dan. I’ve never felt so cared for in my life, or cared so much.

The weather here will be in the 70’s. And sunny. Perfect.

Feeling blessed, for many reasons. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas to all.


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