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perri avatar 8:47 AM on 09.14.2009
My second return post in a year. I have been in ISP HELL

Hey.

So, I posted a while back that I was being held, against my will, in an internet free zone - my house. I just wanted to throw up a brief update: It's back. I'm online again, comes with a catch though; I'm still in the stone age.

After 3 months of a seemingly unsolvable dial-up issue I tried looking for better, faster service. I've exhausted those options, it just isn't available in my area. So over this 3 month period I was instructed by Bell that my modem was broken, so I bought a new one, then they told me that I needed to get more RAM [makes no sense, but I did need to upgrade, so I did]. After getting a gig of Ram and a new Modem installed I reformatted and called again because the new hardware didn't fix my problem. They said my modem was broken AGAIN. I hadn't even used it yet...

So I ask them, "Are you sure it couldn't be anything else? This is a brand new device?"
"These things happen with electronics all the time, this error message means you bought a faulty modem..."

I hang up, frustrated, knowing that this was not true.

Later that night I get a text from my brother: "Internet works".


It's Broken, I'm free.

Turns out that after 3 MONTHS it ended up being a faulty phone line down the street...He had plugged our modem into our other line and it just worked, thus proving that Bell is clueless, and that they couldn't care less about their customer. But I already knew this.

Just thought I'd share that, the conclusion to this internetless summer, with you all. Take this as a cautionary tale, don't let it happen to you, stay away from Bell- PLEASE!

I think I need to draw something...

So yes, I'm back again, hopefully going to be blogging semi-regularly, or whenever I think of something worth our time. Maybe a certain animation...

I'm not making any promises this time though! It's good to be back.


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