Although this blog is primarily about gambling – I could not resist letting off some steam about our telephone service provider in South Africa known as Telkom.Those of you who read this blog regularly may have noticed that there has been no posts for the past 4 days. This is not because we didn’t have anything to say, but because our phone lines were struck by lightning. This does happen from time to time and is all well and good but despite numerous telephone calls and promises that “the technician will be there at 11am” It took 5 days for them to eventually bother to come around and fix the problem, and this was achieved purely by calling on a favour of a contact we have at Telkom, otherwise who knows how much longer it would have taken. We are also zoned as a business which is supposed to get preferential treatment compared to a residential address. If this is what preferential treatment is, then I would hate to see how long they take to fix a residential telephone!!!!
I wish another telephone provider would come into South Africa as we would be their first customer!!!