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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Contact


I always read emails from people that describe the untimely deaths of their cell phones and laugh, wondering why they never had a back up copy of their address book written out somewhere. Oh ha ha ha... your phone fell in the toilet? You spilled your glass of wine all over it? It flew out of your pocket when you were on the Extreme Frisbee ride? Hilarious! Too funny!

Well, karma strikes again.

I thought I had lost my phone yesterday. It was missing all day Monday and Tuesday until Chris finally called Sprint for me last night and reported it stolen- at which point Sprint replied it had been used very frequently over the past two days. You would think it would be a simple matter of tracking the numbers called and finding the a$$ that took it, but apparently Sprint does not "run a detective agency", so instead I will likely be forced to choose between signing another two-year contract with Sprint (hint: not gonna happen), buying one of their phones outright (ridiculously expensive and the worst phones ever), or cancelling my Sprint service altogether (a $150 cancellation fee). What will I choose? Only whining on the phone to the India-based Sprint customer-service center will tell.

And the kicker? I never made a back up copy of my address book. So if you were expecting to hear from me, here it is. I hope you read this- the innernets all I've got.

I tried to tell myself that being without a phone was liberating. The truth? It sucks. A lot. I need my phone. I mean, I didn't even get to say goodbye to it. What kind of cruel god would take a phone so young? Why?! And couldn't he at least have waited until the ipod phone was available?

9 Comments:

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

i put one of those explosive dye packs in mine. so if anyone should ever feel the need to steal my "free with a new contract" scratched up LG camera phone with a battery that holds a charge for about 20 minutes - they is getting a face full of blue.

9:33 AM

 
Blogger Beej rocks hardcore!

I say - look at this as an opportunity: The iPhone will only be available from Cingular, and not until June. Be liberated for a few months, sock away some money, and get yourself a shiny new iPhone for summer vacation. You'll be the talk of the town (or 'ville. whatevs)!

10:34 AM

 
Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

I really feel for you. There's no easy decision abou that one. You could go back to land lines and payphones, but that's probably a poor option as well. Did the Sprint people really make such a catty remark about not being a detective agency? I tell you, the lack of customer service with these big corporations, it kills me.

11:54 AM

 
Blogger stilettoheights rocks hardcore!

FYI - I am one of those people who's phone got "destroeyd" by a toddler...though luckily enough it too was A sprint phone with a horrible plan and nazi's to deal with...so yes, I lost a cute little phone that was adorably lavender...but I did get saved the headaches of dealing with sprint anymore.

so that's good, right?

4:56 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

K- Good idea! Except I'd have to figure out how not to give myself a face full of blue.

B- Alas, I've discovered that "liberated" is really just "poor". And I don't like it.

N- Yes, they really said that. They also replied to my service cancellation threats, "Ok, no problem. Would you like me to process your cancellation immediately?"

S- Damn Sprint! Damn them to hell!

5:43 PM

 
Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

sprint may not be a detective agency...but that doesn't mean that we can't be!!! as soon as you get your phone bill with the numbers, call me. oh, wait...

10:08 AM

 
Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

A-ha! So that would explain all the weird, expletive-laden prank calls I've been getting the last few days from "you". I was getting ready to take out a restraining order.

10:52 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

M- Doh! I should be getting a new/old phone from my madre this afternoon, so I just need to get it activated!

A- Did the person sound suspiciously young? Like maybe a middle schooler?

11:07 AM

 
Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Now that you put it out there, just tell all your friends and family that they need to call your new number....easy way to add numbers! ;)
Bummer about the phone.... I say wait for the Ipod phone!

6:00 AM

 

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