No Mobile, its like having a body part removed

Vodafone Sim dies after 7 years

My mobile stopped accepting calls and wouldnt ring out at 9.05 am today, out of the blue, no reason I had made some calls at about 8.00 o clock or so, and was planning my morning. Then the dilemna..!!! I couldnt make an outbound call, just assuming that it was the area I was in, then started to get emails saying people couldnt get through.

I contacted Vodafone, whose customer service is excellent, within 5 minutes the lady had identified that my Sim was to old and I required a new one, this will be shipped out on Mon or Tues, and rediverted the calls to my land line at home, thus I cant now go out to my planned meetings.......

But the aspect of all this is, Im lost without my mobile, it feels like something is lacking in my technology toolkit, blankly looking at it, hoping the sim will come back to life, its like losing your Internet connection, you feel lacking. When I first started in sales, it was selling out on the road with a list of customer calls, some pre booked some cold calling, but you had to find a phone box to ring in every two hours the orders or updates that you had to made certain you hit deliveries, now if you arent available in the day, at any time there is something wrong.

So is technology an enabler or an inhibitor ?


Comments:

It's a bit tragic, isn't it? I think I might be even worse.

Last time I flew to the US, my mobile started playing up just as I went through passport control. No turning back, no chance of a replacement and a week on the road in the mid-West. I actually felt a bit sick at the prospect of being isolated.

Probably suggests some deep psychological issues!

Posted by Sam Michel on August 29, 2008 at 07:31 AM BST #

Try switching off your internet for a day :-)

Posted by Matt Hosanee on August 29, 2008 at 08:34 AM BST #

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