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And thanks Tiah for highlighting this on your blog.
Why does it have to be a saga?
As for the rest, my cellphone saga continues. I charged the handset for 16 hours ( as recommended by the manufacturer), then registered the SIM card and did the RICA thing at a PEP store nearby. Except the registration does not seem to be going through, so the phone is not actually working yet. Which means, I can't do the swop to my contract number yet. And Cell C customer care emailed to say I have to do the swap at the local Cell C store, costing R84 minimum. Why don't they offer a service smilar to Vodacom, where you just call a Call Centre and they can do the swop without your having to leave home or pay money? So much for changing and the new Customer Experience Officer.
God! I miss the good old days when you could buy a SIM card at a corner shop and your phone would work in minutes!
Good luck, Fundi!
I have previously mentioned Fundi as someone who is trying to help me get my work life better organised. Anyhoo, she went into labour this morning. Obvously the fact that nurses are on strike is an issue, but she's at the clinic and we're optimistic that the birth will go well.