ISP comedy Mar 24, 2016 4:59:01 GMT -5
Post by Gerard on Mar 24, 2016 4:59:01 GMT -5
Last Wednesday I applied to change my ISP from ISP A to ISP B. The whole process seems to be organized by ladies in the Philippines who speak hardly any English. Anyway a new modem was on my doorstep yesterday morning. Then this morning I found my internet had been disconnected. So I plugged in the new modem, and it said "Your internet connection is currently down. Check that your username [sic] is correct and re-enter your password." There was only one problem, namely that I had not been given either a username or a password. (These passwords are I find a hideous and unnecessary trans-Atlantic custom.) So in the evening - fearing not having a connection until Wednesday - I was forced to tele-phone the Philippines, something I had hoped to avoid. I asked the young lady for a password. She asked me four times whether I had a "mobile phone" and I replied not four times. She then dictated me a password (which I had difficulty in understanding). I keyed it in, but the modem still did not work. Then she asked whether I had any noise on my tele-phone. I said, not really, but the dialling tone has changed. Then she told me three times to ring the noisy telephone department to-morrow (Good Friday), and I told her three times that there was not really any noise as such. She said "please hang on" but after a couple of minutes I hung up. Upon returning to the modem I saw that it had gone green and started to work all by itself. But now I hesitate to switch it off!