When it comes to my mobile phone situation it seems I have two options.
Option 1 – Spend many more hours trying to navigate the labyrinth of Vodafone’s automated customer service system on a quest to get through to a human being and not a recording telling me they have a wonderful online service (that can’t do what I need done) before telling me the call is teminated and disconecting (On a side note I am contemplating a change.org petition campaining against the fact Vodafone are, it seems, becoming a front for Skynet.) and then I have to start again trying to remember which number I pressed in each menu so as not to be yet again terminated. Once Skynet have been bested I would then have to to get my new pet human to first understand that I wish to port my pay as you go mobile number over to my sparkling new contract sim. Then help them understand, again, that I am moving within their own company, then try and find out what went wrong when they said it would be done within 24 hours and yet I am still walking round with an iphone in each pocket looking at best, like the most unlikely drug dealer, at worst like a hipster. At this point they would apologise and ask to put me on hold, I beg them not to hand me back to Skynet, they think I am joking and put me on hold, the line drops. Finally after a reenactment of Terminator 2 my replacement pet human tells me that it is all sorted and the port will be complete within 24 hours. I put the phone down knowing that I will have to do it all again 24 hours later.
Option 2 – I send a group text to all contacts letting them know that this is my new number. I ring or ‘internet’ around those organisations that need to know changes of contact details. Its a drag but when it’s done it is done and it will take me no more then an hour all in all. It’s not like I had even managed to learn my old mobile number, I could only remember three of the numbers in the middle due to it being the UK dialling code.
So after much agony of indecision over which option I should take, I am changing my mobile number and a side effect of this is I might shut the hell up about mobile phones.
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