Prior to today’s little rant, I must just say that recovering from the dental treatment carries on apace though a bit slowly…… but I’m getting there. The sun has been shining today and it is amazing how that helps. The answer to any question is go outside and forgo the dusting.
Back to technology. Like many people I enjoy the portable telephone system that enables the phone to be on hand no matter where I am – within reason. These systems have a base phone and radio/wifi system with up to 3 handsets. The 10yr old model was replaced before Christmas but it turned out that it was a duff sale offer which didn’t do half the things possible with more up to date models.
In short, it was replaced with a BT cordless digital set of three. At last, I thought – technology mastered by the experts. Indeed all went well for a couple of months. I was lazy about keying in numbers in the phone book, so call recognition wasn’t fully functional. Now it may just be that the phone took the huff at not being used to its full potential; sufficient to say that all of a sudden the phones either worked or did not work, speech was either heard or not heard. No combination of secrecy buttons or otherwise could put the matter right. It was not only frustrating for me, the caller, but probably left those being called upset as to who the mystery phone call was from.
It used to be that in these circumstances a handy booklet could be consulted – not nowadays. A 100 page pdf file has to be downloaded on the computer and then searched to see if there is anything indicative of the fault. Again – no luck. So I phoned the help number where I was given a Fault Reference Number, so that I can get the phones exchanged. The interesting thing is that there was no attempt on the part of the operative to try and rectify the fault. It is obviously cheaper to ditch and spend than to try and mend. Typical.
What happens if the new set doesn’t function either? Does it mean I have outgrown telephone technology?