What a Surprise

@Marcyaz (35671)
United States
November 23, 2015 3:02pm CST
I woke up this morning and did what I do every morning, let the dogs out, shower, dress, feed the dogs then feed myself. I went on the computer and to my surprise I had no Internest Connection, same with the TV and even my Cell phone. I called my provider and they said that there are a number of towers that are connected and one of them had a problem, they were waiting on a part which should be there between noon and 2 pm and it should not take long to install that part so we should be up by 2:30 pm. They are pretty much on the money as it came back up before 3 pm. Now I am a happy Camper again.
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@sofssu (14462)
24 Nov 15
I didn't have the internet connection for a day and a half this weekend.. the rain seem to be wrecking havoc with their work even though they connected thrice.
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@Missmwngi (9764)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Nov 15
The things that rain come with
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@sofssu (14462)
24 Nov 15
@Missmwngi You bet and I fell ill after getting wet for a bit too.
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@Missmwngi (9764)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Nov 15
@sofssu Oooh my sorry for that,hope you get better
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 15
It's amazing how much we miss our computers when they are out of action, isn't it?
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Very True as I had things I wanted to get done on the computer today but haven't been able to do much of anything.
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@Missmwngi (9764)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Nov 15
You can say that again. Mine had an issue yesterday and i was so missing being with it
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
@Missmwngi Yeah it is a sad feeling when you can't do anything on the computer.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
23 Nov 15
Nothing more depressing when you find out that nothing works in the morning.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Very depressing but I did have my book I have been trying to finish so I read some of that and did a few things around the house to have something to do.
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@Missmwngi (9764)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Nov 15
Mmmh it disrupts the day and you start rearranging how to make use of the time you had planned to be on the computer
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
@Missmwngi That is for sure as i had been holding off rearranging some things on a table and I did that and a few other things then I read some in my book.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov 15
I'm glad it wasn't something serious and it's fixed and you're back with us.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Thanks my friend, just a tower that my provider said was having a problem thankfully they fixed it about when they said they would.
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov 15
@Marcyaz It's always good when things get fixed as they expect them to. It makes our lives so much easier.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
@just4him They did come back up about when they said they would so that was a good thing.
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@sharon6345 (125687)
• United States
23 Nov 15
I would also be happy camper tonight. I am off the next three days so can I come to your party..
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Party, what party? Am I having a party and I didn't even know it.
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@jstory07 (67068)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Nov 15
@Marcyaz Your having a party and did not invite me.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
@jstory07 What a surprise to hear I am having a party and no one told me, what is the party for?
@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 15
I had the same thing happen to me last week and it finally came back on about an hour later..so i was late getting online..no wifi, tv or internet or tv..so i had to eat instead..
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
You had to eat instead, at least your internet came back on but I also know how frustating that is.
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Nov 15
@Marcyaz well i was bored and when i am, i eat..hahah
@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
24 Nov 15
I feel lost when this happens. It's incredible how much we can miss Internet in our days.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Yes, it is incredible how much we miss our electronics these days.
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@Blondie2222 (21794)
• United States
24 Nov 15
I hate when my internet is not working and i have stuff i want to do online. Glad they were right and it was up and running when they said it would be.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Thanks I was also glad when it came up right around the time they said it would.
@kyrararen (601)
• Indonesia
24 Nov 15
Hello. long time no see :D oh my, it sounds like a nightmare to me. to lose an internet connection makes me want to flip the table! *flips the table* oopps... *unflips the table* I had such experience for 12 days straight, I felt very upset and stressed...for the early 3 days. the rest of that time, I spend my time to actual interact with my friends. you see, visiting their house and and interacting with their family. so what I concluded, there is always something good in everything. though, when I got my internet back, yayyyyy got my lifestyle back. hahaha
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Yep exctly and Hi friend, you can always find something else to do whether visiting with family and friends or reading or something else.
@marguicha (94638)
• Chile
23 Nov 15
We have become so dependant of the Internet, the phone anda lot of things that once were luxuries. When I was a child we would have energy cuts once in a while, specially in Winter. My mother had a kerosene lamp and we seated around the dining room table and she recited poems to us. Now I almost went crazy after the earthquake in February 27, 2010, because I did not have electricity for almost 3 days. Fortunatly I have a gas range but I had to throw away most of the frozen seafood as I dared not eat it.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
We are very dependent on the electronics as i remember when a child if we had outages we would sit with flashlights and read or play some kind of games at the table in the kitchen where the gas range would give us heat.
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@amadeo (65836)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Goody,goody.we are in business.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
We sure are up and running again, thanks.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Nov 15
I am glad its back up for you. I hate when stuff like that happens!
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
I didn't like it either since I had some things I needed to do but of course when this happened I said oh forget it to myself. I hate when things like that happen also.
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@boiboing (12465)
• Northampton, England
23 Nov 15
That's great service that you were able to find out what was going on.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Sure was and they told us right away what had happened and the expected uptime, I was very happy about that.
@Missmwngi (9764)
• Nairobi, Kenya
23 Nov 15
Ooops glad you have it back
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Thanks I am glad to have it back.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
24 Nov 15
I will say that is good. we will manage to live in offline and online Lol
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@shellyjaneo (1091)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 15
Wow that is a good response, when I was with BT my internet wouldn't work it took them 3 weeks to fix it. By then I had gotten fed up and switched providers, the fixed it 2 days before Sky took over the line x
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
wow I can't imagine being down for 3 weeks I would have been calling every day and unfortunately I would not have been nice about it either. I understand that Sky is the biggest IP in your area.
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• United Kingdom
24 Nov 15
@Marcyaz No I think BT is but I'm not certain. BT own all the phone lines anyway. I was having to pay for temporary internet from Bt which was the disgusting part about it. It cost me about £90 all together. And now they are trying to charge me for leaving. I'll never use them again that is for sure x
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
@shellyjaneo I thing you can do is tell them since they were down for 3 weeks you don't have to pay for that period of time as they did not provide you with what they had agreed on.
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@TRBRocks420 (77529)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Nov 15
Glad to hear you got your power back on. I hate losing power.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
Me to it is such a hassle to have no TV, Internet and it was also affecting my phone but I was finally able to change the settings on my phone so it at least was working.
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@TRBRocks420 (77529)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Nov 15
@Marcyaz Last time I got lucky enough to at least have my lap top and, phone charged so I had it about until they got it back on, but sometimes they take forever. Glad you got your phone to work.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
@TRBRocks420 Thanks it was quite a day and at least the snow was melting outside.
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
26 Nov 15
It's crazy how much we have come to depend on the Internet. As an older person, I'm not quite as addicted to it as some younger people I know. But, I find myself a bit upset when I can't get on the computer and do what I want to do, when I have the time to do it.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
26 Nov 15
It is crazy how much we use the internet but when we want or need to do something and it is not working it can be a hassle.
@gudheart (12752)
24 Nov 15
Glad it sorted now. I hate when the internet goes down!
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
I am also happy that it is sorted out now and it is not fun when you have things to do on the internet but you can't .
@jstory07 (67068)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Nov 15
You miss your internet con nection when it is not working.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
24 Nov 15
I did miss it and also the TV was not working either.