I think this time, our current internet provider has even pushed Vince beyond his limits. It is back on now but it went off about 4 p.m. yesterday. When it goes off, because our phone is Magic Jack, we have no home phone. Because our cell phones don’t work without the microcell (which runs off the internet), we have no cell phones without the internet. It isn’t like I really care if we have phones but it’s a little discomforting to know I’m back here with no neighbors and no phone.
This morning Vince called them from work and they told him the tower was “down”. I don’t think it was physically DOWN but who knows with them. Before he came home for lunch, he called to check the status and the person he spoke to acted like it was completely our problem, told him to unplug the router and the modem and stand on his head and count backwards from 100! Not really but knowing they were having tower issues, it didn’t seem right to ask Vince to do all that at home. He did it and of course, that didn’t solve anything. He asked her if they were still having tower problems and she said “There could be anything wrong!” Huh? Vince asked if others in the area were having problems and didn’t get a straight answer but she was sending a service tech out to our house.
In the meantime, the service guy called Vince at work about 1:30 and said the tower was working . . did that solve our problem so Vince called me. Yay! The phone rang. I was connected to the world again.
Best of all . . we have new internet (new company) being installed next week. Several guys Vince works with has the new company and they said it’s been reliable.
Any time there are things I HAVE to do on a certain day . . like the Sherwin-Williams post or the 100 Blocks post, I worry for days that my internet will be down. I surely hope we get more reliable service.
I know . . it’s just internet but to someone like me who could care less about having TV or cell phone or home phone, the internet is my link to the world.
Of those three — TV, phone (any kind – home or cell) or internet, which one could you live without, which one would you never want to have to be without and which one is take it or leave it? And no . . they can’t all three have the same level of importance! Ever so briefly while commenting on my question, please let them have different levels of importance!