Friday, April 06, 2007

Changing Mobile Number

I in the past week changed my mobile phone, which for me is very unusual, especially as I had the previous one for about 18 months and the one before that for about 4 years until it broke. I moved over 3, which despite the problems my other half has had with them offered a £15 a month for life deal as long as I don't change the price plan, easily done for me. Thus saving me money on the PAYG I had with vodafone.

Well 3 did what they always do, not follow the sell they have on their website, I got no memory card as they claimed I would, though after complaining, they credited the account with the money so I could buy one, too right in my mind.

What I didn't do that was clever was to notify those who needed to know that I changed my number in a good manner. I managed to send a text saying my number had changed, but didn't say who I was, ensue masses of texts asking who the hell I was. I have no idea why I didn't put my name until afterwards, but I didn't, must have been half asleep, but when people realised it was me, plenty of laughs, etc as to how I managed to screw up what is a simple operation.

So if you do change your mobile phone and number, don't do what I did, be a clever person and add your name to a text.

4 comments:

Klite said...

I was driving to work 3am saturday morning when i got your text. i thought it was one of the muppets at work panicking as usual.
BTW saw the ant at nemo

Speakers Corner said...

I did say that I screwed up, assumed that it would leave people wondering what the hell happened.

Fintan said...

LOL
I have lost count how many texts I get when people forget to add their name.
But you could have played tricks on them like it has happened to me in the past see my blog
http://www.finllfixit.co.uk

iceman said...

Quick question. Why didn't you keep your old number, it's free to do and all networks do it these days. You just get a PAC number from your old provider and give that to the new one... worked fine for me anyway :)