Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ruby Tuesday Telenor Report

Telenor used to be the only telephone company in Norway, state owned, personal service and local employees. Then came the eighties, private companies were allowed to take over the profitable state owned companies, such as radio & TV, post, railways and telephones. They all went down the drain, with minimal maintenance costs and maximal expenses for the costumers.

Yesterday both our house telephone and our Internet connection were stone dead. we did of course contact our company, (which we have stayed loyal to since 1981) and report the tragedy. Since I need to stay in contact with my Mom, the nursing home, doctors, and our two Internet firms, this was a turbulent situation. Today nothing happened. After 8 telephone calls from my cellphone I was promised help first tomorrow and then within April 20th. No wonder I went bonkers and went out to make some investigations myself..
I found a building site 4 minutes walk from here. The transformer boxes flung wide open and the dark, thin telephone cord lying unprotected for dogs to pie on and rats to feed on.

If you want to know more about Telenor and the dark side of Norway, you might want to google Corruption scandal in India, e.t.c. Survival of the....

For more interesting Ruby Tuesdays
Magical Mystery Teacher is hosting Ruby Tuesday 2 together with
Gemma Wiseman


Leora said...

You manage to tell an interesting tale with vivid photos, all about a phone company. Good luck. Does not sound pleasant.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful blue sky :)

Gattina said...

I see we are all sitting in the same boat ! could happen here too !

myletterstoemily said...

this is like our own special investigative
report! so sorry for the frustration!

Jim said...

Oh Felisol, this is a mess for you isn't it? Say what you will about private enterprise, they are all out for every dime and nickel they can get most any way they can get them. My opinion there.

They sure do have a mess at their site. When I first read your post I thought it was someplace closed down who had left a big mess for somebody else to clean up. Not too far off, huh?

Our Karen's job went to India and he hasn't had a decent one since. That was five years ago when his job went away at Shell Petroleum.

Felisol said...

Dear Jim,
I entirely share your opinion.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Dear Felisol,

Do you really need both comment moderation AND word verification? Comment moderation is fine. Word verification is just plain annoying, and I hope you turn it off!

Now, about your photos: Your phone company may be annoying, but at least they left you some lovely splashes of red cables for Ruby Tuesday 2!

“Being the Youngest”

Felisol said...

Dear MMT,
I´ll do my best to get rid of any irritations.Even with all my precautions I get unwanted visitors.
I agree that the new word verifications are hard to read, especially to me with my post- cataract sight.
I just have to look closely into my blogger lay out. For now, it's good night and thanks for visiting.

steveroni said...

Felisol, Howdy Girl!
I'm reading from friends all over the world, that Internet access is sporadic, that power goes off at undetermined times...NEVER convenient--grin!...well, that is, mostly in the East, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, North Africa.

Again, you prove that pictures say more than words.
Thank YOU

Leah H. said...

So many RED..Interesting photo..

Visiting for RT2- hope you can stop by:)


Terry said...

oh felisol...i can't believe that it is wednesday already...what grim looking pictures.. especially the one that is fencing in..the felled company that used to employ so many and was probably a lot more thoughtful to the Internet customers...i hope that you got to the bottom of all this and that you got the full use of your "communication" to your dear mother..such a needful communications..a communication that is seems that we can't get along without these days!
i will say "happy ruby tuesday to you dear friend and hope that now all is well....love terry

John Cowart said...

Hi Felisol,

Sorry you are having such trouble with your internet/phone. We don't realize how much we depend on these things till they go down.

How aggravating!

Hope your eye problem improves soon; too early to tell with mine.

John Cowart

Crown of Beauty said...

THe pictures you posted are quite disturbing. But I am glad that you are now reconnected to cyberspace.

I am speaking peace to your situation.

Praying your mother is faring well...


Jada's Gigi said...

BOO! Get it fixed...right now!!
Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Amrita said...

I used to have frequent trouble with the Govt. phone an d Internet company, so I have switched on to a private one.It works much better.

Felisol said...

Dear Lidia, Terry and Amrita,
Thanks for praying for my mother,
Things seem to get better, and we hope it will continue this way. Nevertheless we know with every bone in our body that we are entirely dependent on God's grace. grace upon grace.
The telephone company hasn't yet delivered. So I am paying blood money to use my cell phone as a modem. Shame on you, Telenor!

Evylia said...

Time and again I am, too, annoyed by our one and only electricity company. It's just frustrating to have a blackout so often. Sometimes it's once a week, sometimes twice, sometimes even several times a day!

Vienna said...

Tell me about corruption....hope everything is better now...(obviously able to connect.) Happy weekend!

Saija said...

i know how that is when you are anxious to be in touch with your loved one and the phone doesn't work! glad that everything is up and running again ... and EVER so GLAD that the lines are never down to our Heavenly Father, He is always just a sigh away ...

Annie Jeffries said...

Since you are posting, things must be fixed. I'm gratified that nothing happened with your mom during the downtime. How nerve-wracking that must have been.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I pray the Lord gives you patience , sounds like with this company you are going to need it. :) Your pics are amazing !