I’ve got a phone line in my new flat at last. I had wondered whether I could manage without a fixed line, but the latency and spottiness of 3G data connections has convinced me that I still need some old-skool copper for a decent internet experience.
One of the downsides to moving house is the complete loss of internet access for an extended period. Yes, technically, you can get it switched over seamlessly. In my case, though, the previous tenant hadn’t even cancelled his phone service, so it’s been a lot more long-winded and painful. I should have a phone line again by Wednesday (after 3 calls to BT, the last of which took 20 minutes). 48 hours after that, I’ll be able to order ADSL, the provision of which takes five working days.
One thing I don’t understand is how people who would consider taking a tenner stealing will happily relieve you of several hundred pounds. Does adding a couple of zeros turn everyone into shysters? Is the almighty buck that important?
The Daily Express announces itself as ‘The World’s Greatest Newspaper’. It’s nothing of the sort.
You remember those suspect terrorists, arrested in Plymouth after one of them was caught apparently spraying graffiti?