Have you ever had this happen to you? You are online and suddenly you get a message saying there are problems with your network .... a message you have never seen before. So like all technologically advanced people you ignore the message and when the internet starts up again you carry on as normal on your trusty iPad. When eventually it drops out Again and doesn't return, you turn your device off and try not to think bad thoughts about your service provider who you pay a fortune to each month for internet access. You just think they are probably working on the NBN in your area and all will be well later on in the day as it always has been before.
But alas! Not so! When you check later on it still isn't working and you start to get this feeling of dread that you are going to have to ring the service provider's call centre which is in another country far away from Australia and where the locals don't have the same 'accent' that Aussies do. In the end you give in and make the call and are pleasantly surprised to find that you have a helpful person on the other end of the line whose accent you can understand...well mostly anyway. Long story short, it wasn't a problem with them as there were no outages and, as my modem wasn't one of theirs, I had to ring the call centre of the makers of the modem. You know where this is going don't you?
By this time my lack of sleep last night was beginning to take its toll but I gritted my teeth and rang yet another call centre and this time got a young girl who barely spoke English. Now, I don't have any problem with people for whom English is their second language but when I am trying to tell someone about an issue I have no clue about anyway and they can't speak English very well it makes it very frustrating for both of us plus I don't want to offend a young girl who is probably just doing a job to put food on the table for her family by continually saying 'I beg your pardon'. In the end I just couldn't understand her so had to say thank you but goodbye.
So...now I have no internet until I can get a technician to unearth the problem which will cost another fortune I dare say and have to resort to my Blogsy app. once more to write a blog post which thankfully I can do offline then I have to tether my phone to my iPad to publish it. Also I have decluttered my iPad photos (as I am so tidy...not true) so I don't even have any new photos to add.
The last photo is of the beach at Caloundra is where I want to be right now....with no devices or internet problems!!! Sorry about the winge! :-)