Wow, I’ve never ranted before and now I have 2 in the last 2 days. Makes you wonder what is going on in the world doesn’t it?
So, I’m sitting here at the computer this morning and the phone rings and I happen to look down at the caller id and it shows my number. Yup. My home phone number is actually calling me. What are the chances of that happening? I was perplexed so I did what anyone else would do and answered the phone. This is what I hear when I pick up the receiver; “Hi, this is Michelle from Microsoft.” so before she could even finish her sentence, I hung up, lol. Mainly because I hate what Microsoft has done with my windows software (I was a die hard windows xp fan and now I’m stuck with windows 10, ughh) and also because I knew it was someone spoofing my home phone number.
So, I thought I would just ignore the calls. However, they are calling every few minutes now and always the same number and my name pops up on the caller id. It’s me calling myself. So I did what any normal person would do under the situation. I called my phone company and asked if they could do something about it. Wow, what a waste of time that was, lol.
The first time I called them, they hung up on me. I figured it was a mistake so I called back and then (after going through the rhetoric of trying to talk to an actual person) I got some lady from India who I could not understand hardly anything she said. But that’s okay I said to myself. Hopefully she can still help. So I told her my problem and she said she didn’t know what they could do. Fine, whatever. But then she goes on about trying to sell me a direct tv bundle package with my home phone and internet. I told her nope, not interested but she kept persisting that I should take the great deal she was selling. I refused again and then I decided to tell her that we had left direct tv because they kept raising our bill each month and hubby said that if our bill hit over the hundred mark we were going to find something else to replace it. Well we did, we got roku and it was the best thing we ever did.
So she goes on to tell me that it was really affordable and that it would only cost 78 dollars a month for 2 rooms of tv. So I told her I already had 2 rooms of tv and it didn’t cost me anything a month so why would I start paying for it . Well, finally she got the message that I wasn’t going to get direct tv so the phone ended with her unhappy and me unhappy because I honestly don’t think these people even care enough to fix the problem or at least take some measures about blocking the caller from my home phone either. That’s okay. We can always find another phone service somewhere else. It makes you wonder though. Are they a phone company or a direct tv company? Hmmm, don’t know.