Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's a conspiracy.

Just as I think that panty hose manufacturers put the kibosh on any new technology that would allow run-less hose to hit the market, I believe cell phone companies have their own little evil plot as well. The manufacturers conspire with the service providers to have a "self destruct" function when your contract (or upgrade status) has the end in sight. My Verizon LG NV2 will celebrate it's second birthday in May. It has decided that it doesn't want to ring anymore or let me use the speaker phone. It will still vibrate and receive calls, but not alerting you to incoming calls is starting to annoy me. I took it to the help desk for a repair to which I was told for just $50 I could order a refurbished model to "get me through" til I'm available for my upgrade credit at the end of January. I thought this suggestion was ridiculous, seeing as it was just the lack of ringing that is driving me nuts. I thought for sure I could make it to January. Heck, if it really bothered me I'd redneck it and tie a jingle bell to a string around it. 3 weeks into my "sticking it to the cell phone company" stand, I want me ring back. I miss my speaker phone.

Should I give into their evil plan? Should I try the jingle bell theory? Decisions, decisions.

14 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

don't do it!! the same thing happened to me last year and i stuck it out for 3 months. it was miserable, but it was a small victory :) you can do it!

Dollface said...

I hate the ring tones that come with phones... and get this, my new bb didnt come with any background photos!! I was jipped! I needed to download them... xxxoo

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I like the jingle bell idea! I think I'd stick it out for three weeks and listen to my phone vibrate.

Tasha said...

I would stick it out and I like the jingle bell idea. Cell phone companies are such thieves anyway!!! They're always adding on some random fee or changing "plan pricing" on me. Don't give in!!! ;-)

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I say wait it out! These companies get away with so much, no sense in giving in!

QueenBeeSwain said...

girl, not only are we monogram twins, we're phone-twins. mine just celebrated its first anniversary and is so rough for the wear, but I do not treat it that delicately though. totally need a new one too!

kHm

MWK said...

Oh my gosh! I have the same problem except after I had used my upgrade..because I dropped my phone in the sink. My new one worked til August and now I have to order a new one. I don't even like this one! I do so agree!

Sweet, Sassy, Southern and Classy said...

I wouldn't pay $50. If your phone is defective, it seems like they would give you another but what do I know?! My best friend has this phone and the exact same thing happens to her. I don't know what the deal is! I'm with you... there really is a conspiracy!

Nezzy said...

This farm chick says just stick on the Santa hat and jingle bell your way through it. Don't ya just hate companies that hold you over the pickle barrel? A little vibration is good on a sore neck. Just sayin'. Have a wonderful day!!!

Princess Freckles said...

You can do it! try the bell, or order the refurb and don't upgrade in January. Wait until that phone is dead.

Northern Girl Southern Living said...

My EnV2 has been acting up lately too! I would try and just use an old phone until January, refurbished ones sometimes act up too.

a H.I.T. said...

Phones, cars, everything only works until 6 months after the warranty runs out.

Dale said...

I agree about the cell phone stuff. Paul's is falling apart and Austin's is already in need of a rubber band to hold it together. Fortunately we have several old phones around here and can keep on going by switching out the sim cards. Saw you are reading South of Broad. I just finished it. Are you loving it? I did. Now I think I'm going to go back and re read Beach Music. Stick it out on the cell phone. I may have one you can put your card in.

adozeneggs said...

I say don't give in.
stick with the jingle bell.
I swear, every time you turn around someone is waiting to stick it to ya.