MAR 17, 16 .. FAIR IS FAIR .. ONE DOOR HAS SWUNG BOTH WAYS!

Had me Mother been me Father I’da been a CASEY. 

SMALL CHILD IN INDIA .. PRACTICING YOUR ENGLISH .. MY GRAMMAR IS NOT PROPER. I USED ‘ME’ MOTHER NOT THE PROPER ‘MY’ MOTHER BECAUSE THAT IS HOW THE IRISH WOULD SAY IT.  

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO YOU ALL !

Oh The Luck Of D’ Irish. Do you think the below positive cell phone experience had anything to do with my being of Irish ancestry. I think NOT  but one never knows. IF it would have helped it would have helped when I experienced my previous negative cell phone episodes.  My Irish ancestry not withstanding. 

I COULD NOT GET THE WORD ANCESTRY SPELLED CORRECTLY. I KEPT WRITING ANCESTORY etc et all . THANKS AGAIN DICTIONARY.COM

I have a very sad, Irish Green, hand-knitted by my mother, woolen sweater vest in Manley Hot Springs Alaska that I always wear on St. Paddy’s Day. It is sad because I am seldom there in March. I need to move it to Anchorage. She knitted it circa 1952 so it has been with me over sixty-count-them years. I know it appreciates my mentioning it here.

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FAIR IS FAIR .. CELL PHONE CARRIERS / SERVICE PROVIDERS

I am going to write briefly about today’s cell phone adventure. The two links below will give you .. should you wish .. a review of my previous Vodafone and MobiCom cell phone woes and negative experiences.

http://babakaps.net/?p=17209

http://babakaps.net/?p=17686
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Cell phone shopping is so vastly different here in Asia than what my experience in the U.S. has been.

Here .. if you so choose* .. you purchase ‘your-own’ cell phone 100% totally free of a cell phone carrier or service provider. You find ‘your’ store and ‘your’ sales person and work with them. They sell you a cell phone. Selling cell phones is their business. They take you through all of your options and all of the brands. They want you happy with what you purchase. What you purchase is yours and yours alone. You own it. The selection opportunities are seemingly endless in terms of brands (From top-of-the-line Apple iPhones all the way down to practically generic no-name brands).

It so happens that some of the service providers such as MobiCom also have separate counters with their own dedicated employee that sell both cell phones and accessories. But you have a choice to purchase or not to purchase from their selection of cell phones. In Hong Kong I purchased my cell phones from a specialty store. I did not use China Mobile at all.DSCN0067[1]So it is with accessories. I purchased several ‘extra’ batteries that I can re-charge with my own battery charger. This is so handy because I do NOT have to ‘tie-up-my’ cell phone to re-charge a battery. I can but I don’t have to. Then I carry-with-me fully charged batteries that I can instantly use to replace my discharged battery while I am out running. I have never seen either extra batteries or separate battery chargers available in the U.S. NO ANDREJ or Gullible .. I have not gone-on-line shopping for them. SMILES MY FRIENDS ..

I can use my cell phone’s battery charger if I so choose. Note if you will the massive Hong Kong plug!DSCN0061[1]Photos of my ‘nifty’ cell phone battery charger with my two spare batteries.
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DSCN0058[1]In-Action charging a battery.DSCN0057[1]

THEN after you have your cell phone ..THEN and only then do you find a cell phone carrier / service provider that you choose to do-business-with. Once you have your ‘plan’ .. all your service provider is going to do with your cell phone is provide a SIM card for it.

I had a Sprint plan. I had a limited selection of cell phones to choose from because Sprint also sold me their Sprint compatible cell phone. I have a TracFone plan. TracFone also sold me and provided me with their TracFone compatible cell phone. I had no choice but to choose from the selection each service provider offered to me.

FAIR IS FAIR .. If I can and do complain to the high-heavens about my service providers (see the two links above) then when they do-me-right .. REALLY do-me-right .. I can tell you so.

Looking West up the Peace Avenue service road. My Korean restaurant is in the background to the left.DSCN0064[1]Looking to the East.DSCN0062[1]The entrance. The office is on the first floor to the left. See the potted plants in their window. ‘Nifty’ touch.DSCN0065[1]My local office. DSCN0066[1]On the extreme lower right above you can see the accessories counter I show below.DSCN0067[1]

I really like many MANY things about MobiCom. A fun selection of ‘goodies’.DSCN0068[1]

FAIR IS FAIR ..

IF I CAN COMPLAIN THEN I CAN ALSO COMPLIMENT!

At least a week or more ago I purchased a second spare battery from my above MobiCom store.

I got it home and re-charged it with my battery charger. It did not work. Then I re-charged it with my cell phone Nokia battery charger. Neither charging method seemed to ‘take’. My cell phone would not come-to-life with the newly charged battery I purchased from MobiCom. I did nothing but ‘stew about’ it. I had long ago discarded my receipt.

Then today I had to go and have additional time added to my prepaid cell phone plan.

“What the heck. All they can do is say no.” I decided to take the non-functioning battery with me and ask them about it.

I got my additional minutes added and then walked over to the cell phone and accessories counter. I told the lady about my problem. She tried the battery in my phone. She tried the battery in another phone. She calmly handed me another battery.

No hesitation. No hassle. No questions that I was expecting such as .. “Sir do you have your sales receipt?”

Today I am very VERY happy with MobiCom!

Well it is St. Patrick’s Day Captain!  The Luck-O-The-Irish was with you!

HAPPY JOYOUS ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO YOU ALL!

Cap 

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