Thursday, September 5, 2013


While I was home today on my lunch hour the mail arrived.  I grabbed it out of the box on my way back to work.  I casually flipped through the pile and one envelope in particular grabbed my attention.  The Phone bill..........

If you remember, I have been at war with the phone company.  It's evolved Into a full blown feud.  If you are new here, I blogged about it twice already.  I won't go into the details again but every time I call them they tell me it's fixed and then the next bill comes and its still wrong. 

So I looked at the envelope with a mix of foolish optimism and trepidation.  Would this be the month that it is finally fixed??  I opened the envelope........and instead of seeing the $50 amount I should says I owe $224 PLUS a $25 NSF penalty!!

I LOST IT.  That's it - Unleash the flying monkeys and may they reign terror and destruction upon your house!!

I called that number and the poor guy on the other end of the phone was probably wishing he'd called in sick.  I was not in a good mood.  I demanded to speak to a manager.  It didn't happen.  After 40 minutes on the phone I'd had enough.  I hung up.  I thought my head might actually explode.

This weekend I will be contacting their competitor and making arrangements to switch service. 


  1. .... Do they have a physical office? Because I SO want to hear the story of you storming in there and giving them what for in person. :D

  2. I CANNOT believe THIS! What inefficiency! Just what does it take for them to get things done correctly? Yes, I think Meg may have an idea.

    Thinking about you as you work through all this - again!

  3. OMG! I can not believe that after all you have been through with them. I don't blame you but does that mean a whole new phone too?

  4. I ws so afraid to click to read the rest of this post...I can't even believe this mess is still not fixed!!!!!!

  5. Oh, Kim, I feel your pain!!! About 2 months ago I started having reception problems at my house. Here it is 3 phones later (went from iPhone 3 to 2 4s and now a 5 and they can no longer blame the phone. They are supposed to call back by tomorrow with a resolution. I wonder who they will try to pin the blame on this time.
    Good luck!!!
    Hugs :)

  6. Still? Seriously...someone needs to be fired.

  7. Siiiigggghhhh, so sorry you are still dealing with this. Don't blame you for changing services.


  8. Sometimes that's all you can do - hit 'em where it hurts.

  9. This is absolutely terrible and scandalous.
    I hope that you'll get that sorted out soon.

  10. Kim
    I went through something similar many years ago.
    It took me months to get it resolved. After the run around on the phone, I finally sat down and wrote a long letter to the company and somebody with clout finally read it and refunded me the overcharges.
    I can understand your frustration!

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