I need to change my phone number.
There is a lorry rental company out there that has a phone number that so closely matches mine it’s not even funny.
I get all kinds of calls, from the loud “HALLO! ADA LORI AH?” to the timid “err.. hello? lori sewa? hello?”, from the evasive “Hello? Siapa ni?” to the bossy “I want 2 lorries, send to Old Klang Road, NOW!”.
There have been times when I’ve been tempted to just go with the flow, ya know?
Caller: “Hello? Lori sewa?”
Me: *sigh* “Yes. Lori sewa. Mana mau hantar?”
Caller: “PJ. Boleh ah? Mau pindah rumah.”
Me: “Pindah rumah? Itu harga kena kasi naik sikit, boleh ah?”
Caller: “Berapa naik?”
Me: “Setiap barang kasi 100 ringgit.”
Caller: “Wah! Seratus ah? Apasal manyak tinggi??”
Me: “Minyak sudah naik lor. Itu tol pun mahal…. apa mau buat? Mesti cari makan lah…”
Another reason is the proliferation of phone-spam nowadays. It’s come to the point where every 5th SMS I receive is a marketing gimmick. If I had a plane, with access to TNT, I’d bomb all the damn telco companies, I would, I surely would.
So, a question: Which telco provider would you, dear reader, suggest as a good alternative to my existing screwed-up provider? I am not revealing the name of my prepaid provider in order not to influence your input, but then again, some of you silent lurkers probably have my number already… 😉
To assist you in your deliberations, let me add that I’m not a power-user, I spend less than RM 10 on monthly calls and SMSes combined, but I do need to be connected all the time. 3G and other high-tech features do not appeal to me just yet (like I really need another way to access the internet – can you say ‘feeding an addiction?’).
Muchas gracias, compadres.