3 days without internet connection!! grr!

@eiram25 (1077)
Philippines
January 20, 2009 7:05pm CST
i was kinda disappointed about our internet service provider for almost 3 days that we didn't have connections on the net at all.i was used to not being connected online before,but now that i spend most of my time in cyberworld,3 days seemed to have been an eternity to wait.lolz.good thing it's back now and i'm able to make posts here again. are you also like this when you're away from the net for days?pls share your thoughts.thanks!
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
Well, my experience is far worst than yours. Something happened to our electrical wiring at home that cause our house (yeap only our house) not to have electricity for a whole 3days! It was insane, the electric company couldn't fix it fast and it was Friday, so they didn't have office to follow-up the paperwork since they're closed on the weekends! I tell ya, you'd truly say that it's better to lose internet connection than not have electricity for 3days! Arrrrgghhh... The horror, we couldn't watch tv, there were no lights (only candles and emergency lights), no cooling system, nothing! We felt we were back to the age where there were no electricity and the worst part, our neighbors have electricity! Arrrrggghhhhh.... But we took it as an opportunity to bond closer as a family. We shared our time (we had no choice) talking and making each other laugh. It was surely something we needed. Let's just say the circumstance was forced to us and it felt great.
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@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
i can't imagine being in your situation.internet is one thing but electricity-it's entirely a different thing.what you said reminds me of one episode from oprah,that when something bad happens,the least we could do is try to look for something that we gained from it rather than dwelling on what we lost. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
@gcabando (314)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
I will be crazy if that will happen to me. I can't live without my PC and an internet communication.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
LOL.i was getting close to being crazy,spending hours and days waiting for the connection to return.it's a good thing though that it's finally back,without any problems this time. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
@hildas (3031)
21 Jan 09
Thats awful. I would of went mad. I hate being down or of line for a few hours never mind a few days. Glad you are sorted out and back on again. Long may it last. I hope mine never goes completely. What would I do?
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
the thought of being away from the net really annoyed me at some point.i was very glad to have it back.and now,i'm here again. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• United States
21 Jan 09
I understand your pain. I was so there for like 1 1/2 weeks during the Holiday time. We moved and so we have to wait for the cable intenet and phone service. We finally go it on the 6th of this month and I've haven't been happier. No more library for me.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
it's kinda frustrating-not being connected and all,but it's alright now.it's a good thing too that you're connected online once again. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• United States
21 Jan 09
Too bad for you. That must be harsh for you because internet makes me crazy. I cant live without internet for a day. Everything I do needs internet. I use the internet on the computer. I play games which need internet connection. I have an Ipod touch that needs internet. Ahhh! internet corrupting my life...oh well..
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
internet has become a necessity nowadays.i guess without it,many people will really go crazy.lolz happy mylotting!
@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
21 Jan 09
I don't imagine living without internet, when there is a problem with the service I contact my service provider immediately and up to now the problem was solved within an hour
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
it's good to know that your service provider acts fast when it comes to problems like that.my service provider was only able to solve it after 3 days.i guess it was a big problem. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
21 Jan 09
I was once for three months without internet connection.What complains i made were turned on deaf ears.Then the phone bill came to my home.My dad spoke to the manager of changing the phone connection.Immediately phone company people came to my home and got the problem fixed.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
sometimes these people need to be pushed to do their services right.i can't imagine myself not being online for 3 months.i guess if that happens,then i'll go to the nearest internet cafes.but of course,i will definitely change subscription to other ISP.anywayz,good to know that they fixed the problem. happy mylotting!
• Belgium
21 Jan 09
i also having problems with my internet, we have a wireles connection, but when i try to connect it always failes. i always have to reprogram it, and that takes about 20 minutes. were thinking of going to another internet companie, sometimes the internet doesnt work at all, thats ver annoying
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
yup,it kinda gets annoying and frustrating at times.i guess it's a hassle on your part especially when you have to reprogram it to connect on the net.hope in time you will have a better connection if in case you do switch to another internet company. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• India
21 Jan 09
hi eiram25 i experienced the same situation but it is a month back.No internet for 4 days.It is boring and i cant able to seat calm.I made phone to the service provider nearly 10 times a day.But he is telling i will come today,tomorrow--so and so.But at last he came after 3 days.He seen the net and the system and he said that ur net connecting port is damaged at the main office and he will cure that but i takes a day.And the net came after a day.so i am happy on that day.This is my experience.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
i also called up the service provider and told me that they have no definite time and date as to when our connection will be back.imagine my frustration when they told me that.i was really uneasy for 3 days because i kept thinking of my emails.anywayz,it's good to have our connection back. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
Hi! When I am working from mondays to fridays, I can enjoy the world wide web as well, but during weekends I make sure to be internet free because I have lots of things to do at home, It is always a family time because my husband and myself are both working on weekdays.. To keep me updated on important mails, I check on emails thru my mobile phone. :0)
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
hi aj! i think you have a great routine yourself.you never failed to bond with your family while at the same time,you never get lost in the "what's new" in the worldwide web.i'm sure your family appreciates that much from you. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
21 Jan 09
it depends.if serious reason like one of the family is in hospital i gues i dont care the internet but if its for normal days i guess different story then.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
likewise..family first and all other things considered to be next in line only. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• China
21 Jan 09
I had met this situation before,it seems like that suddenly i lost connection with others,lonely, dejected and something bad all came,it was tired experience.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
yeah,i kinda agree with you there.it feels like getting lost somewhere. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
I know how you feel because i've experienced that too.. i used to not being online before but when i've had our postpaid internet connection at home, i always turn my laptop on and go through my favorite websites.. one time, our connection was down for a day and i got so annoyed! yay!!!
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
yup,i was annoyed and frustrated when i called up the service representative and told me about the problem.what's more frustrating is that they weren't able to give me the exact day on when our connection will be back.(sigh)..it's a good thing that after 3 days,our connection has resurrected.lolz happy mylotting!
@dodo19 (38704)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Jan 09
Not being able to connect to internet for several days can be very annoying. I certainly find it annoying, if I don't have accept to internet. It really does irritated very much, though I'm entirely sure why it irritates me so much. I don't think it should.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
yup,it kinda gets annoying and pretty much frustrating at the same time.i was really worried about my emails,because there might be some urgent messages and i'm unable to respond to it immediately.anywayz,i'm glad that it's back now and i'm posting here already.lolz happy mylotting!
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
i too would feel bad and disappointed if i experience this scenario. i can do a lot of things in the 3 days if I got my internet connection up. what had happen? what is the problem all about? if it is a problem from your ISP you can always as for discounts for the days that you were not able to use your internet services. I have been dependent with the net and without it my day wouldn't be complete.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
they needed to do some maintenance i think because of the bad weather we had for a few days.anywayz,i strongly agree with you that we are slowly becoming dependent on the net.it has become our daily necessity. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• India
21 Jan 09
living without internet in these days is one of the nightmares.i own a wireless ev-do so it doesnt stop working like broadband/cable internet.but its connections gets loosen sometimes.like i am watching president barak obama taking oath and bam the strength of net goes down.so i need to wait or re locate it.it gets back within minuites but its frustrating.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
my friend kinda has the same connection like you do.it's kinda frustrating at times but still,it's better than nothing,right? thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• United States
21 Jan 09
Nothing Like A Home Phone - AT&T offers DSL and it works for me!
My DSL went down last week and it was completely unacceptable. I contacted my ISP and they told me that dial-up service came with my DSL so I unplugged my defunct DSL modem, plugged-in a phone line and surfed at a super-slow snail's pace, but at least I could still communicate with the outside world (and submit my homework online). People often ask me why I have a home phone instead of a cell phone. Internet access seems like a good argument to me! AT&T works for me!
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
lol.i guess home phone still is irreplaceable then.hahaha! thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• India
21 Jan 09
I can imagine your situation without internet because i also faced the same problem, I think there may big problem at you ISP so that he took 3 days to correct it. My ISP is also not able to maintain a good network because i am seeing that internet speed is goin down day by day and i really hate low speed internet because i can't wait for long time for pages to load.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
loading of pages are a problem too sometimes especially in mylot where it takes a bit longer to load because of the many updates in every second. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
@amitavroy (4823)
• India
21 Jan 09
yes my friend i think i can get the state you were in with no internet for 3 days. i can feel it when my connection is out for some time. we are now a days so much depended on the internet, it is such an integral part of our life that a computer without internet looks blank to me now a days. it is very important to have a net connection i think.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
yep,i do think so too.there are so many things on the net that saves you the time and energy than having the hassle to do the same things in the real world.although,it kinda makes us a bit lazy in the process. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
Well, that's too long for me. Everyday I am using the internet and I consider it as a necessity.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
yep,it really has become a necessity to those who have become used to it. thanks for sharing! happy mylotting!