Like a meteor
Herself has a mobile phone.
Actually she has a couple as she gets my cast offs [!].
The last one she had she brought into hospital and promptly drowned it. She announced one day that it wasn’t working so I picked it up and water pored out of it. At least I hope it was water.
Anyhows that phone defied all attempts to resurrect it and it was officially declared to be fucked.
She didn’t like it anyway and declared she preferred an older phone I had bought her with large numbers on the keypad. She wanted to go back to it so I switched the SIM card back. No problem. She had used that phone before so I knew it worked.
Except that it didn’t.
Every time I fired it up it connected to the Meteor network. The phone was originally registered with O2, which became 3. They both showed up in the manual selection screen but the phone wouldn’t connect to either. It insisted on Meteor no matter what I did. I never had any account with Meteor so that was a mystery.
I phoned 3. Naturally I got onto a chap from the Indian sub-continent so there was a lot of “sorry, could you repeat that”. He did his best. He sent a text to Herself’s phone with a verification code which worked [she can receive calls and texts but not make them]. After seventeen minutes of frustration my friend conceded defeat and said I would have to call into a mobile phone shop.
Anyways I started messing with the phone again. I played around putting in different SIM cards and generally messing. It refused to connect to anything other than Meteor.
I decided it was time to bin the phone and as a last gesture I dialled my own mobile number.
So now what happens? Is she going to run up a bill with Meteor? That would be great as I’m not registered with them.so they can’t bill me. Or is she just going to use up the remaining credit on her 3 account?
Off topic GD but I couldn't resist. I heard this song for the first time today and it cracked me up and for some reason made me think of you.
That brought back memories [all the way back to '58]!