Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

I've been considering getting a new cell phone. My old one is a couple of years ago, pre cameras, pre SIM cards, the whole works. It hasn't been necessary, but as I've been looking, I've wanted a phone with a decent size QWERTY keyboard and web access (at least e-mail).

Tonight at work, putting on my coat, my phone went flying and hit the corner of the cube just right to kill the LCD displays. The phone still works, but I can't see anything like numbers to call anyone.

Since my plan is up for renewal anyway, I went to the Verizon store.

First I had to pay my current balance. They have a kiosk that takes credit cards, so I paid it off there.

45 minutes later, I was finally getting a new phone and the bundled accessories. It was seriously busy. I did find a new phone that I liked. Went to pay with the card.


Since I had just transferred a bunch of money into it, I was puzzled. Tried it a bunch of times. Decided to access my online banking, which was funny because Verizon had no way to access the internet, so I had to go home.

Got online, logged in to my bank.

Not authorized.


Tried three times, same result. Now I'm panicking that my account has been hacked and drained.

Then I see the notice that my bank's online services will be offline from 5:30 until 11:00 tonight.

So no new phone. I can pick it up tomorrow, and hopefully all will be back to normal. In the meantime, the cell is pretty much dead. Hopefully I can get the numbers transferred from the old phone, but I'm not counting on it, so I'll likely have to rebuild all of my contacts.
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