Note: Crossposted from my blog
It’s raining, you know how I know it’s raining? Not because stuff falls from the sky, but because my bloody phone is not working again.
I shouldn’t be so selfish – it’s not just my phone, it’s the whole street. The 80yo widower, the 75yo couple with severe health problems, the 35yo with the 2 young children, the 60yo with epilepsy.
They are the people I worry about. Not me – I have a mobile phone an old copper line (my main line), and a pair gain telephone line (newer type), they do not. The only reason I have the pair gain is because I was told I couldn’t get ADSL, I had a 2nd line installed to enable access to the internet, which in itself was a nightmare and I had to wait 3 months for.
This problem is not something that’s just occurred. This problem has been occurring for the better part of 50-60 years. I know this because the first line installed ...