Phone and Internot…

OTE…The saga continues…
18:02 on 25 February 2009

So, after five months and no end result with Tellasholes, no apology for offering a service then doing nothing, never getting in touch or a god damned word, I resort to OTE.

So far so good, I order the package, get an appointment for installation whereby an engineer turns up, opens a small phone packet containing my wall mounting, throws the wrapper on the floor, wires up the box, throws that on the floor and then leaves…

Service with a smile, always a good sign. Now forgive me for sounding negative, its only been nine months of me trying to get a phone in the 21st century, hardly re-inventing the wheel, but somehow I had doubts about it working when I first saw him do his job…Or at least turn up anyway.

So, maybe I’m used to a slightly higher of service, maybe I expect someone who comes to do a job, someone who actually knows what to do, and maybe expecting it to work afterwards is me being say, a little pedantic however the fun never stops…

My first observation was the overall lack of respect for the job, I mean, if he was a phone engineer and I was asking him to install a water boiler then I’d understand, but hey, anyway, he came, he f*cked the job up and he left, to say he was happy would be like saying Jesus was glad they used nails rather than screws. SO, apart from the general lack of care, the wall mounting I noticed immediately had a broken wire sticking out of the box, something that hey, may have an impact on proceedings, just a guess.

So, as he’d wired it where I didn’t want it and couldn’t do anything else short-term, as it was not his job (as I was informed), so I couldn’t plug the phone charger thing in to test my phone immediately, I then proceeded to get my internet modem thing and surprise surprise, that didn’t work either… After now two days trying to test it to get a signal, I’m far from happy, after calling technical services, they are now doing a routine test.

I’ve already done that, guess what, its f*cked. Doesn’t work, no ringing, no dialling, no internot, and no f*cking surprise… It’s not hard to know when your phone isn’t working, there’s certain obvious aspects of the problem well before technical staff get involved!

Now I wait again. . .

Apparently when I’ve been here five years I can become a citizen, maybe then will I be able to get a phone line that works and internet in my house… Till then expect more news on the greatness that is OTE.

Day one after reporting the problem and being told someone would be around and or would call to fix the problem,end result :

– F*ck all…


About Simon Rawicz

Hmmm, It is about me I suppose... Work hard die young seems to be the motto life's going to write on my coffin well before we agree on terms and conditions. I'm a 2D/3D Artist/Designer and Multi-media specialist by trade, I play guitar and write songs when I'm not wanting to vent my anger out on the system. If I occasionally do get time to do anything else I'd like to know about it... Meanwhile to free my mind of the many demons that stalk me, I write stuff, your reading it so I don't need to tell you any more than that surely...!
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