Technological Failures

So anyway, I ended up calling back later and getting Comcast to fix their problem. They had somehow confused my account with someone else’s and had sort of reset or “uninitialized” my account. This time I was told that I had a different cable modem and that the one I’ve had for the last several years that I’ve used for Comcast and other services was never registered with Comcast. So it was my fault. But thankfully they were patient with me and configured the “new” modem to work. Thanks Comcast! 😛

I also got a cell phone from Cingular. I’ve been trying to find some sort of solution for the cell phone crisis I’m currently having. Basically, Sprint (my old provider) has no bars right where our house is. This isn’t killer since obviously the phone is of most use when I’m away from the house, but it’s annoying and in general, quite aggravating to have to leave the area to check my voicemail. So I tried Cingular. I wanted to upgrade and get the data plan that would allow me to check email and such. Cingular’s final charge is about $80/month. Verizon offers faster data speed but costs about $80/month. Sprint costs $55 and has the high speed and some features that I prefer. Quite annoying.

I’m still undecided what to do…

  1. #1 by Peter on July 7, 2006 - 2:23 pm

    Any way to get an amplified antenna for use with your cell phone while at home to push it up to a bar?

    I’m sure there are other options out there too. That would seem to be the easiest [u]if it works[/u].

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