Phone networks are completely unreliable at the moment.

I am on the GiffGaff network for my mobile phone because I didn’t want another contract which ties me down for 2 years or some other stupid length of time. I have their Always on* Goody Bag because it literally does everything for a decent price. They’ve put it up recently from £20 to £25. I’m not happy that they’re charging that much for a package which isn’t even working half of the time due to the network being overloaded. The network has started to get too many people registering with it because it is the only one that offers a lot for no monthly contract. They don’t have their own phone network as such, they are piggy backing off O2’s network. That means us and O2 customers are trying to use the network. If they aren’t going to have their own network points then they need to branch out. I hear that they also piggy back off the EE network. They need to piggy back off of every available network to avoid these issues. I wouldn’t mind but I am waiting for an important phone call regarding going back on anti depressants from the GP.

I have a landline but I’m always in and out so they’ve arranged to ring me on my mobile. The battery also isn’t too great in the landline phone. I have to leave it on the hook a lot nowadays. I will get another one, but it’s lack of money at the moment. I have to buy a new tyre for the car after busting the other one. There are so many things that are a priority before the likes of a new landline. It’s kind of obsolete nowadays anyway because most people just have a mobile. I only have a home number because of the fact that it came with the broadband package. I barely use it, but then I also have family who didn’t like calling my mobile phone number because it cost them a lot before TalkTalk made calling mobiles in with their packages. I could get rid of the landline number and just have the broadband. But, at times like this when the mobile network is playing up, I feel reassured that I have a second line in case of these times. I’ve never had this issue before, but I’ve looked online and others have been having it for quite a while. I would be considering looking around if I knew anywhere that did the same kind of no contract deal.

I have managed to sort out the medication now, but I had to ring up the surgery to tell them to phone back on the landline. I was tired when I got up this morning. I’m even more tired now because this mobile network issue is really getting irritating. I know that some parts of our town are black spots for reception. Today, it’s like most of the town has no signal. I managed to get 4g on a hill while I was walking earlier. Then I went back down the hill and there was barely anything. I walk in my flat and there is absolutely no signal in most of my rooms. I’m stressed when I have important phone calls. The doctors can have my mobile number but not everyone can because I don’t want to give it out to many people. It’s dangerous to give landline numbers out to people that I work with etc whom I don’t know well.

Anyway, I’m going now to pick up my prescription as I’ve finally sorted out my medication issues and they pharmacy is closing soon.