I'm Back

Posted by: Pirate

I'm Back - 01/11/13 06:45 PM

I am back after a long long trip to the land of OZ...what a trip, first I moved, lost internet...then started looking for a new ISP...that was a trip and a half....I use cable for tv reception, they also offer internet...great though me...but no while they supply tv to the high rise buildings they do not supply internet there...ok so there is always the only local ISP left in town...went over to their office...office hours 8-3..its 1 in the afternoon and nobody home...and the office looks like they are in the process of moving...went there three days in a row same thing..and they dont return their phone messages....ah says me ...the phone company has dsl....no problem they say we will send you everything you need to hook up via UPS....three days past the estimated delivery date I call the phone company who gives me a tracking number and suggest I call UPS... I did call UPS said they tried to deliver but the address was not right so they left me a post card with instructions...wait how did they know where to leave the post card if the address was not right....they set up a new delivery date...today...I'm on the seventh floor, looking out the window and I see the UPS truck...at another high rise building
two blocks away...in and out with my package..back in his truck and over to my building...finally got hooked up at 8ish pm....now all I have to do is to figure out how to route a phone cable so I dont trip over it in the night...sometimes I wish I was in Kansas
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: I'm Back - 01/11/13 08:03 PM

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The good thing is -- you're back! We do have to jump some preposterous hoops now and then to get the simplest things in life.

Glad you have new digs too. More room to spread out and to cook up a batch of this or that any time you're feeling creative. Like it when you share descriptions/recipes of meals with us.

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Posted by: DLC

Re: I'm Back - 01/11/13 08:15 PM

Arghh... welcome back mate !!

wink
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: I'm Back - 01/11/13 10:16 PM

Welcome back. I hope you're happy with DSL.
Posted by: SleeveTugger

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 04:16 AM

Welcome back.....and good job on being persistent in getting connected.
smile
Posted by: Pirate

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 08:03 AM

DSL working ok now, but no line phone...goes thru DSL box, nothing...plugged into the jack directly like a regular phone..nothing...called phone company to come fix it
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 08:27 AM

What company are you working with?
Posted by: Pirate

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 08:42 AM

CenturyLink
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 09:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
DSL working ok now, but no line phone...goes thru DSL box, nothing...plugged into the jack directly like a regular phone..nothing...called phone company to come fix it
Instead of plugging into the wall jack what if you plug it from the DSL box directly into a phone, or did I misunderstand and that's what you tried.
Posted by: DLC

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 09:19 AM

Do they call it that because of the time it takes to get linked ? laugh
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 09:44 AM

Didn't used to live out in the country? If so, a high-rise has to be quite a change!
Posted by: Pirate

Re: I'm Back - 01/12/13 05:55 PM

I did try to run phone thru DSL box, but no luck...

High rise is quite a change from the country, smaller place and not much dirt to dig in