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Kittypie070
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2017-04-14 01:38 »

I have good old California Lifeline telephone service AKA The Infamous Obamaphone. I just call it the Ronnie Phone since technically speaking, Lifeline was instituted during the Reagan administration.

Up to the 11th of this month everything was hunky dory.

And now I have an affliction of bees up my ass. Angry bees with headaches.

First of all, I keep getting my mental wires crossed. Virgin Mobile is NOT GODS DAMMIT Verizon. So fuck you, Verizon!!

Virgin Galactic all the way!

Second of all....it wasn't exactly made clear when I signed up that in order to retain the otherwise entirely satisfactory freebie phone service, I had to use TEXT MESSAGING/SMS at least once every thirty days.

Guess where I fucked up.

Third...I tried.

To PAY.

ACTUAL MONEY.

I tried my unholy desperate gods damndest to pay via the Virgin Mobile website for a month's interim service so I could get my shit untangled without losing more than four day's phone service. It wouldn't gods damned let me pay with my perfectly good debit card and I was using my most advanced browser on it........and if anyone says Firefox 48 Portable is 2shitty4pay, someone's titty is gonna wake up in a fuckin laundry wringer BECAUSE I USE THAT BROWSER WHEN I PURCHASE PRECIOUS GEMSTONES FROM GEMSELECT dot mothergodsdamnedfucking COM.

I'm just a trifle miffed about my situation.

It's gonna take about a week to get the paperwork from Virgin Galactic Mobile so that I can re-up my Lifeline service, for which I am still eligible, ya fucks.

All because I failed to user a millenial's crappy little toy.

Fuckin text messaging.

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2017-04-14 01:50 »

lol :clap:

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2017-08-04 01:23 »

A ridiculously delayed update:

New Ronnie Phone, new number. Everything is fully operational.

Once a week, I switch the phone from WiFi to GSM because WiFi doesn't count as "activity". Fuck YOU, WiFi.

And yeah, I text at least once a week even if it's only a psychologically deranged "MEOW!" to a local buddy.

Because it's even MORE fucked up to lose one's phone service because oops forgot texty.

TL;DR happy ending to a dumb ass mess.

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