After watching so many bloggers fall to the wayside due to other commitments - its eventually my turn. Well almost.
I'm going to be travelling the world and thus my greed for link love will be somewhat lessened. So I'm hereby serving my notice. Blogging on this here site will be extremely rare, but expect some nuggets every now and then.
However if you fancy following my escapades around the globe do so over here
. Me and the wife plan to blog our journey.
Smell you all later.
So as you probably know I'm off around the world
next week for a year. So I'm trying to tie up a few loose ends. Today came the turn of making sure my mobile would work while in some far flung destinations.
3 months ago I changed from meteor
bill pay to meteor pay as you go - So I wouldn't be paying a monthly fee as I don't intend to be using the phone too often. I have roamed with meteor many times including to countries that are not on their list
So I called customer service and spoke with Lindsey who explained that I would need to go into a meteor shop to register my credit card details, fill out a direct debit form and pay €60 top up before my roaming would be activated and I would be able to roam out side the list
for the next 30 days.
Although this is awkward, it is not ridiculous. Apparently my contract with them as a Bill paying customer isn't sufficient to justify my roaming with them now as a Pre pay customer.
The ludicrous part is... they will want me to do this every 30 days. So when I repeated that fact I will not be able to go to a meteor shop every 30 days while thousands of miles away - I was informed I could fax the form to them every month. But would still have to top up by €60 to get the roaming activated for the next 30 days.
So for 12 months roaming they would charge me €720 whether I spend it or not.
Update - while trying to get released form meteor Carmel put me on hold for 5 mins then hangs the call up, despite having confirmed my details an accessing my account she in unable to return a call.