Two Tin Cans and a Piece of String…

…please.

I am ending one week of frustration with my beloved iPhone SE. After sending my phone to Apple to get fixed, and it spent time in sunny California, and it finally got back.

Good, right?

Nope.

No Sim card, which you need to dial phone numbers.

Evidently, a SIM card is considered an accessory, according to Apple. Jeez, uh, would you mind putting that in Webster’s. under cell phone accessories? A cover, a screen guard, maybe, but a SIM card which is in the inside of the phone?

So I called Verizon, who is my carrier. Sim card? Sure.You have 7-10 days before you receive it. After complaining and being bumped up to a higher supervisor, I am promised one in 3-5 days, which might as well be bumped to 6 or 7, considering the Memorial Day weekend coming up.

So if you are a phone contact of mine, enjoy the continued silence gratis of Verizon AND Apple.

The two tin cans and string are looking better every day.

Sorry, I can’t hear you…

So I bought a new Apple iPhone SE from Verizon, my carrier.

Usually I switch the phones off, and Jim now has my iPhone 6.What a hoot. I consider my self experienced with switching the phones over enough by now, so when issues came up, I bypassed Verizon and went straight to Apple.

Having worked customer service,and knowing my problem wasn’t going to be easily solved, I poured a glass of wine and pulled up a chair.Diana, a senior representative out of Oregon for Apple took her time and between the two of us, we solved our issues.

Thank God I bypassed Verizon: I’d probably still be on the phone. If you have any issues with me complaining about this, I used to work for Bell Telephone a long time ago, so I know the staffing issues.

Apple rocks!

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Going Around in Circles

As I type this, I am on speaker phone with Verizon, yes, Verizon, AGAIN.

The new iPhone replacement arrived today from Asurian,the insurer for Verizon phones.Now we have the water torture of replacing the temporary phone with the new phone. For some reason, restoring voice memos is the equivalent of rocket science.

This is why I am blowing my Monday, er,”Friday” night trying to start from square one.

When I am done with this, you can bet your butt I am having an adult beverage…

So after the rinse cycle on the iPhone6…

…God, it feels that way.

I am currently back on the phone with Verizon, trying to get the numbers of the phone that died.This is after I spent 10 minutes on the phone with the insurance branch of Verizon, Asurion, who really couldn’t care less to help me.and probably wanted to go back to sleep on the night shift he was working.

At least this guy, Andrew,a star in customer care, is trying to make me feel a little better and attempt to work my problems out.I know someone in Verizon Customer care gives a rats’ ass about the little guy.

This damn iPhone 6 bit has all the ear-marks of becoming a mini series, except I really don’t have the stomach to keep this up much longer.Suffice it to say, I am hoping the drama is done and we can get back to the regular smutz of life.

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CURSE OF THE IPHONE 6

…ON ME.

Bear with me gentle reader while I recap what has happened with this iPhone. I received the new one from Verizon and it was defective.So I went to Apple to order a new phone. I mean this was their brand new phone, let them replace it, right?

Got a new phone back, and then needed a Sim card that Verizon had to order and mail to me.Then I ordered a protective glass from a company on Amazon, which arrived broken.So what else can happen?

While trying to get ready for my company today, I threw a bath mat and some dirty clothes in the washer……ALONG WITH MY iPHONE.

**sigh**

Here’s hoping the back of rice works.

Not currently an Apple of my Eye.

I am on the phone with Apple.

Yeah…Apple.

Upgraded my phone and went to the iPhone 6. Got it out of the box and guess what? The only way I can hear any calls is via speaker.I figured I’d call Apple directly since it was a brand, spanking new iPhone.After promising my first through last-born fur children of mine, they fed-ex’d out a new iPhone 6 for me.

What they didn’t tell me?

Verizon requires a NEW sim card in order to activate the replacement phone. It goes without saying that Verizon is now sending me, allegedly in two business days, a new Sim card. So I was hoping that today, my Friday, I could spend setting up the new phone.

Hahahahaha….

So here I sit, on hold with Apple, ready to slit my throat.

I think I might have gotten to the point where my love affair with apple products is seriously in jeopardy.

Stay tuned.For now, the hand is still empty, and am thinking of stringing two Tropicana orange juice cans together.

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So the good of having a cell phone is?

“yes , i am so sorry one of the fibers were cut on the towers and it has caused issues with service, I would keep checking periodically to see if you have service, i am hoping it will be back up soon for you”

This is the message I got when I went on-line with Verizon today, as I could get NO phone line, or rather, signal.I am glad I thought of the only line chat,so I went on and an agent named Donna told me…”yes , I am so sorry one of the fibers were cut on the towers and it has caused issues with service, I would keep checking periodically to see if you have service, i am hoping it will be back up soon for you”….Seriously? Verizon? The invincible phone network? Sure there were tornadoes and severe weather here and thank God we are ok, but I heard of no one else having a cell line go out except Verizon.

Makes me wonder: is it time to go back to two orange juice cans and some string?