This could be a rant ….. but what l find so annoying these days …. is how everyone and their mother seemingly insists that we need to be connected!!
I have a Nokia 8410 – that’s an old phone in today’s standards. it’s a slim model, slide thing and l hate it. BUT, the following applies to me with this phone …
1] I have only 2 telephone numbers in my 8410 – my mother and Suze.
2] I don’t carry it with me anywhere.
3] I charge it up daily, but it never leaves the house.
4] I pay £7 every month – £84 a year to receive all sorts of lovely things …..
5] I don’t call anyone from my mobile phone, not Suze or my mother.
6] I don’t text anyone from my mobile phone, not my mother or even Suze.
7] I use my landline and my desktop for all communication.
8] I receive more phone calls and texts and they are ALL from businesses only because we ALL have to have a mobile phone for other business …………….. apparently!! So mostly l receive texts from delivery drivers if l am to receive a parcel or verification codes from Amazon.
9] Despite using my landline only and telling people that, everyone seemingly bloody believes l use my mobile phone because they call me on it …. and act surprised when they realise when l explain to call my landline that l was SERIOUS about only using the landline??!
10] I am with Virgin Mobile.
This evening l received a call on my mobile phone from Virgin Media informing me that l could change my contract from £7 a month to £15.00 a month and l would receive x, y and z in trimmings and special features and some fancy handset which well l don’t know, but apparently all the goodies …
I explained to the caller that l don’t use a mobile phone for calling or texting, that l don’t leave the house with a mobile phone, that l don’t use a mobile phone for socialising or connecting or being on social platforms or for taking photographs with or listening to music or buying and banking online and that list went on … and on … and on .. and on.
She refused to listen to me and l’ll not go into details BUT she was on the phone for 20 minutes refusing to understand l don’t use nor need a new mobile phone and l don’t need to be paying £15 per month for a fancy mobile phone that l don’t use and the fact that l pay £7 per month already for receiving a, b and c was a total waste on me.
I was a little annoyed when she said “But Mr Matier – you can’t be staying inside all the time, you need to be socialising with people and calling your loved ones.”
“I do socialise – l do so online on my DESKTOP and l call my loved ones using my LANDLINE!!”
She went on refusing to listen to the fact that as a paying customer l did not use a mobile phone and only stopped when l said “ENOUGH!!! Cancel my contract at £7 a month right this minute or bloody well listen to what l am saying!”
Strangely enough she heard that, wished me a good evening and disappeared!
I get so tired of everyone thinking that we all need stupid mobile phones and more so not listening when we list the reasons why we don’t have them!!
I am now genuinely thinking of cancelling my contract!