Monday, September 20

What a Palaver!

SSS12009 Blimey ... it feels like ages since I have sat down and chatted with you guys ... Oh yeah ... that is because it is!

Where have I been? Nowhere really ... on Friday an Iphone4 fell into my shopping basket and I spent most of the day skipping around in excitement! On Saturday by 9am the said phone had arrived ... I ripped open the box like a small child ... and that is where the saga began!SSS42009

First thing you have to do is register the Sim ... the website wants 14 digits and I only have 12! After 4 phone calls to T-Mobile Customer Service ... and one to the T-Mobile shop ... and 2.5 hours ... I am finally advised that a) they have given me a new phone number and should n't have done and b) my Sim is faulty. I gets in the car ... sit in an hour long traffic jam ... you aint gonna believe this ... the guy in the shop won't replace the Sim ... I have to buy a new one!!!! I ask him to test it before I go home ... he says he can't ... I have to go to the Apple shop. He also tells me if I want to keep my old number I haSSS32009ve to buy a Sim from another provider ... pay 25 quid to have my number ported to that supplier and then port it back a day later ... for ... get this ... another 25 quid!!!

At this point I had fallen out of love with my new toy and close to tears of frustration I walk down to the Apple shop! There I meet Leo ... what a sweetie he was ... got me all set up ... listened to my tail of woe ... empathised ... then showed me how to use all the little gadgets! I SSS22009wish the mobile phone world was full of Leos!

Anyways ... guess who will be getting a letter of complaint this morning!

Talking of this morning ... there is indeed a new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog this morning ... with a very lovely prize donated by Simon Says Stamp. Talking of very lovely ... I had a very lovely time making this piece ... I hope you all have a good week ... Anyone going to Ally Pally?

Laters!

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Och that was a pain! Glad you got it sorted though. Was a bit like " computor says no"!
Love your latest piece. Will have a wee look at Simon says stamp too. Tfs
Jeanette x

misteejay said...

What a stunning piece - can understand why you enjoyed making it.

Don't get me started on mobile phones (grrrrrrrrr) glad you got it sorted though...we used to have a 'Leo' type person in our O2 shop - unfortunately the current staff are less than helpful.

Toni :o)

The Crafty Chick said...

No flies on you mrs. Idea floated. Item bought. Yay for Leo!! Next twitter.

kath said...

another stunning creation linda and technology...what a bummer..this is why I've stuck with my huge and oh not so trendy mobile....go kick those butts big time....hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

Ahh, I knew there was a reason I stick to my 5 year old pay as you go mobile that just phones and texts! Not even a camera... Love your frame, BTW and yes, you may be surprised to learn,(not) I will be at AP!!

Elaine said...

Enjoy writing your letter!!

This piece is stunning. I will be at AP and will make sure I pop by and say hi!

Elaine x

Wipso said...

Modern techy stuff is wonderful....when it works! Hope you get it all sorted very soon so you can start to enjoy using it.
Hugs,
A x

Kaz said...

ooooohhhhh dont you just love Leo!! feeling your pain Linda, me and phones just dont mix well, I used the words epic and fail when it comes to simple texting sent a friend a simple text about my wayward son about how selfish he was, miserable and how I was going to disown him.......only to find my sausage fingers had text the message to him!!! like i say epic fail!! Love the frame by the way as always stunning!!

kazxxx

Deezines Art said...

Lovely art work Linda, hope all the problems haven't taken all the joy out of your new toy - what hapened to the phrase 'The customer is always right'...? -Jacqueline xx

Katie said...

I LOVE those letters.... must buy that die :) Where do you get the frames to alter?
xxx

Sam Poole Designs said...

Love it! :) Sam x

Yours Artfully said...

Fab piece of artwork Missie Linda and yay for Leo.....have fun with your new toy!!! That would be why I got a new camera instead of a phone!!!

See you soon, L. x

Lori said...

And that's why I don't buy new technology right away, if ever. That's really too bad, but the end result was good, so let's just stick with that! lol! Love this framed piece, really love the roses and that alphabet!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Don't get me started on the iPhone4. We went thru 3 days of iPhone hell when my DD got hers the day it came out. I ended up having to pay for an entire new operating system for her Mac before she could plug in to her iTunes. Very cool project this week, Linda. I love that Lost and Found paper - so nice and grungy!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

sorry to hear you had to go through all that. glad you found a leo to help you out!
your project is amazing! i can't wait to start playing in this week's challenge!
have a wonderful day!
*hugs* steph :)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! Who ever knew that iphones would cause so much annoyance!? Sorry about that trouble! Your project looks gorgeous though! I love the papers!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge (and for directing it!)!

Sarah :)

Debi said...

Fabulous piece!!! Love it!! Everything you do is amazing. Sorry the troubles you had. Don't you hate the modern toys we have to have nowadays.

Ann said...

'Grumpy Old Men'? Grumpy old lady, that's me, when I have to deal with technology! I stick with an old Nokia Pay-As-You-Go that just phones and texts - nothing fancy for me.
I love the artwork today, especially the flowers. Good luck with the complaining.

Jackie said...

It's fab, Linda!
Glad you got your phone sorted ...
eventually.

Jackie said...

It's fab, Linda!
Glad you got your phone sorted ...
eventually.

Sue said...

Totally fab, as ever x

LynneForsythe said...

OK..so your story made me want to cry!!! Don't put tooo many bad words in you letter....hehehehe!!

btw....love you creation...as USUAL!

nessy said...

just love your creation ~beautifully made as always!!
don`t start on phones.......glad it got sorted!
vanessa xx

Toni said...

Hi Linda... lol I'm sorry but I loved your escapade with the phone and all... I've been there too believe me !!! Your piece is wonderful, love how you used the paper to frame and the caption for the picture is beautiful.... I saw your f/b wall pic... had to laugh, if I had a pic with Timmy, that would be my wall pic also. I friended you on f/b means we are both Tim stalkers....lol

Terry said...

And I thought poor customer service was only a US thing! I know exactly what you mean! At least your frustation was not taken out of your project which is just stunning and perfect!!!

Debsg said...

Good old Apple to the rescue. Hope you've fallen in love with your i-Phone again (and discovered Angry Birds!!)

craftimamma said...

Technology ......... who'd have it?!? Glad you got sorted out by the wonderful Leo.

The frame is fabulous and that alphabet is gorgeous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Fuchsia said...

Stunning piece of work

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Linda!! Yet another beauty...I absolutely love the flowers...just FAB!

You’ve got GRUNGE down to a fine art! ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Allison said...

very yummy
AllisonX

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Grrrrr! Thankfully Leo saved the day a little.
Fantastic piece Linda :-)
Anne x

My crafty dog and I said...

That's really great Linda!

Sharon said...

What an absolute pain for you! I hope you got your letter of complaint off!

This is a truly beautiful piece of artwork, Linda. Love all the attention to detail. You've got it spot on! :D

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