Every two or three years we inevitably get slammed by some unethical telecom company. This time it was by New Century Telecom out of Alpharetta, Georgia. Called Verizon our monopoly telephone company in Del Rio and was told they only bill on their behalf.
I explained to her that we never contracted with this company or any other to be our long distance carrier because we don't use long distance. Further explained that the last time we were slammed they had placed a notation to that effect on our file. Was told they never had that option!!! The hell they didn't....grrrrr!!!! I even have a note to that effect in my Houston telephone where I used to get slammed as well.
Called those crooks at New Century Telecom and was told by a lady with a terrible Asian accent that she did not show mother's telephone as being a part of their network and that I would have to fax or mail them a copy of the telephone bill in order to issue a credit. That made hot under the collar, does she really think I have time to be mailing stuff and writing letters? I gave her an ear full.
Remembered seeing a Time Warner Cable commercial where they had a bundle package special and gave them a call. As usual TWC only has these offers for NEW customer and the hell with the ones that have been with them as my parents have for 45 years.
The customer service lady was nice and civil and said that for $10.00 more than we are paying which is $75.97 a month we could add a telephone line with free long distance in the USA as well as free calls to Mexico. Told her I would get back with her after I spoke to my mother about it.
Learned one thing though...do not turn off your home phone because it has to be active in order to be able to port it.
Have been on the telephone all day confirming appointments and reservations...but on my wonderful MagicJack Plus phone that I can use to call all over the continental US and Canada for a very small yearly fee and with great sound quality. Who the heck needs Verizon or TWC!!
In case you are wondering...NO, mother's worthless plumber has not shown up yet. The ground is fairly saturated and is now ponding. Been looking at YouTube videos and I think I can shut off the water at the meter before we leave for San Angelo.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.