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February 01, 2006

Call Me (Except You Can't)


This afternoon I signed the lease on the condo. Then I did the walkthrough with the agent to document all the little, minor things that are "wrong" with the place.

It was after this process that I realized something:


That's right - no phone jacks. None. Not ONE. There are solid switchplates where the phone jacks SHOULD be, but there aren't any actual JACKS in the place. I unscrewed each switchplate - all FIVE of them - hoping that there would be a jack underneath, but nooooooooo. There was only wires. And not the individual colored wires, either - there was only a single bundled wire in white cable.

Dubya Tee Eff??!?

How do you prewire an entire two bedroom apartment and not go the extra, oh I don't know, ONE YARD to actually install the phone jack??

It totally blew me away and now it's bugging THE HELL out of me. I've already received permission to deduct the cost to install the jacks I need out of my next rent check - I called Verizon but their policy is that if the phone line works at the box outside, it's not their responsibility to bring the signal into the actual dwelling (WHATEVER, VERIZON) - so now I just have to find someone to, you know, come out and install the jacks so I can have actual phone service in my brand new condo.

So as of Friday, I no longer have phone service.

Everything else, though, was really nice.

Posted by Highwaygirl on February 1, 2006 04:51 PM to the category Day In the Life

New home...celebrate with a bottle of merlot

Posted by: marcel at February 3, 2006 02:36 PM

I hope this problem, as stupid and frustrating as it is, is the ONLY problem. Have a good move. Get the computer and TV hooked up for AI!

Posted by: lifeonhold at February 3, 2006 05:58 PM

Nooooooo, the bottle of merlot is for an entirely different occasion. Maybe. Not sure if that's still on or not.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at February 3, 2006 07:05 PM

Still on with the merlot. Try emailing me and I'll explain.

Posted by: marcel at February 4, 2006 06:40 PM
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