I have Verizon Wireless, my phone is a POS replacement Samsung U740 (ie: my second phone since September 2007)
I was off yesterday for my good ol’ buddy Abraham Lincoln birthday and I decided to venture to Verizon Wireless (again) because that POS replacement Samsung U740 was acting up!
How was it acting up? The same stinking way it was acting up before.
- When using AOL IM, I like my phone to alert me that I have a new instant message. My phone chooses not to do that. Bad phone.
- My calendar function does not function correctly! Bad, bad, phone.
- When trying to connect to YAHOO! My phone spews out hateful ERROR 52 messages. Bad, bad, bad phone.
- My standby time about an average of 200 hours, I'm lucky to get 20 hours before it powers down!. !@#$^&* phone.
I rolled up in that store with my U740 in my pocket, flashed him my grill, and gave him a long list of technical issues. The Verizon expert of a technician took my phone away and did his fancy schancy mojo to it. It consisted of glancing back and forth at the big one eyed monster (monitor) and the little two eyed monster (cell phone) that was sitting in front of him.) In the end, he claimed to fix the bugs (we shall see) and they replaced my battery that was Fed-ex'd to my house this morning (yippie)!
With much ado, he tried telling me to call tech support and handed me a piece of paper with a number on it! I took a step backwards, glanced up at the sign that clearly said "Technical Support." I sighed, blinked my eyes a few times and looked at the piece of paper.
Not happening kid.
Not happening kid.
“See here is the thing, umm, I’m deaf and there is no way I am going to call them on relay trying to explain what is going on with my phone!” (I have been hung up on countless of times with Verizon.)
“Oh, ok ma’am, I undy!” says the tech who started dialing the number and gave a lengthy introduction of name, date, shoe size, store number, underwear preference, and my number.
Partially deaf, I've been called a lot of things but that one is a new one. It is an interesting concept.
In addition to being called deaf or (death depending on who is pronouncing it), hard of hearing, hearing impaired, hearing problem and now we have a newcomer, partially deaf.
That is a rather odd adverb to describe my hearing loss. In the same token if I am partially deaf would I be considered partially hearing? Now we all know that is physically impossible for me to be partially hearing, how I could be partially deaf then? I can't, I'm completely deaf.
Now I got this snazzy piece of equipment on the side of my noggin here which always me to hear part of the time. Once I take off the snazzy equipment, my hearing powers down and I hear nothing, leaving me completely deaf.
So Verizon, can you hear me now?