Tuesday, March 4, 2008

don't drop your cell phone in the garbage disposal

1. It's gross
2. Your phone won't work any more
3. Unless you count spontaneously taking pictures while you are not even touching it as, "working"

After hearing from T-Mobile that I wasn't eligible for an upgrade and it would cost me $259 to replace my phone (which only cost me about 1/3 of that in the first place), I bought an unlocked phone on eBay. It's not as pretty as my pink one, but it works, which is my minimum requirement for a phone.

Then three days passed, and all of a sudden, I haven't been able to send any text messages. Since I send all of about 30 messages a month, it's not a huge problem, but I've kind of gotten used to being able to communicate that way. Josh texts me sometimes, and it's the best way to reach a few of our babysitters.

So I call T-Mobile. They try to help but can't, but then decline to escalate me to the next level of support because my unlocked phone is not a T-Mobile phone.

The kicker? The guy checks whether I qualify for an upgrade and tells me it's just $107 to replace my phone. Why the sudden drop in price? It's March. As in, no longer February. New month, new rules.

Bite me, T-Mobile.

But you can bet your ass if the eBay seller will refund my money, I'll pony up the $107...

I swear, I do not have time in my life for this kind of ridiculousness.

ETA: I may be able to get a refund from the eBay company where I bought the unlocked phone. Also, T-asshat-Mobile (TM Nanette) offered me a fake-Krzr W490 tonight for $10. Which, you'll note, is $97 less than $107. And it's purple! Sold.


Nanette said...

T-Mobile! ASS HATS!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know how it got there in the first place.

jami said...

Yeah, that. My jeans have a little hip pocket, and I was washing dishes and the phone literally popped out of the pocket and fell down the drain. Luckily, there wasn't anything but water in there. Ick ick ick.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap you are a giant. My sink comes up to my chest.

jami said...

I'm probably 6 or 8 inches taller than you, and my sink is short! :-)

My hip pocket probably hits right at the counter level.

They call me Jolly Green...