Last week we received an e-mail from AT&T that we no longer have to have a land line to have DSL. Vince doesn’t have a cell phone so he decided to get one. Ordered it on Thursday and it arrived on Friday. He put in the order to cancel our land line, effective September 25. He got all the info on changing our modem numbers so we’d still have DSL.
After ordering the cancellation of the land line, I happened to think that our Dish Network dual receiver is hooked to a phone line and I remember Vince telling me . . don’t ever unhook that phone line! I called Dish Network to see what would happen if the receiver isn’t hooked to a phone line. Nothing . . except you’ll have to pay an additional $5/month. What? Why?
This conversation was taking place Friday after:
(1) Chad’s car cost almost $200 to dry out following his little engine soaking.
(2) Chad’s car needed tires . . which I did buy because I had told him I would put a set of tires on when he needed them.
(3) I found bugs in my small pantry and everything had to be taken out. Most things I just threw away because I didn’t want to take a chance on eating a bug or bug poop and I want them gone . . all of them . . gone now!
So, I was more than happy to tell her to cancel the Dish Network too. No way was I going to pay an additional $60/year just because the phone line isn’t hooked to the receiver . . and it works just fine with or without a phone line. Then she proceeds to tell me that they may be able to waive the fee. Lady, I would be thrilled to have no TV in this house. You can waive it or you don’t have to waive it . . it absolutely doesn’t matter to me! She very quickly talked to her supervisor, waived the fee and our Dish Network will go on without interruption. My family has no idea how close they came to losing TV!
Not to worry though. Monday, before the land line was disconnected, Vince looked at the cell phone, had a not so friendly conversation with AT&T who had set it up as a separate line instead of an additional line on our existing account. Canceled the cell phone and we’re keeping the land line.
Just goes to prove that life is never dull at my house!