Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Can You Hear Me Now? Can You Hear Me At All?

Remember that old cell phone commercial with the guy in the long, black coat saying "Can you hear me now?". Poor Annie is stuck in a "poor service" area and can't get good reception on her cell phone. She called last night to say that she had tried to call Jimmy Sunday. It was like "can you hear me now" all over again. She is really frustrated with the service in the little town where they are living. Ozona, Texas is a little spot on the map not far from San Angelo, Tx. It has a population of a whopping 3000 people. I guess because of the location, the cell phone reception is spotty at best. It would be a safe bet to say that she is not too happy with where they live. She has to go outside to call and even then she has to be in just the right spot to be able to call or hear anyone on her phone.

Ozona actually has some historic and interesting places to see according to the town information. But I guess they are too small and far away from any good cell phone towers to get good receptions. I guess that is why she would rather text message. How about smoke signals?

Then again our wonderful federal government has an office of the Department of Agriculture there. They have an office which handles rural home loans there. That is where Jason works. I guess if you are trying to move up the department ladder you have to take the bad with the good. Right? Can you hear me? Hello? Drat.


Anonymous said...

It's not too bad some of the time. :-|

But mostly if I want to call on my cell i gotta go outside. And yes that's why I text...come up to speed mom! It's the text messaging age! hehe..

Dr.John said...

So why doesn't she just use the regular phone?

dmarks said...

I get bad cell reception, lost calls, etc. all over. Some of the time. So does everyone else I know, everywhere. I mean, cell phones have been "mature" for years now. Is it too much to ask for them to make it a reliable system?

cube said...

Remember the time before cell phones? We were at the mercy of finding a phone booth.