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It can only get better

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Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 12 Jan 2013 21:20

The telephone engineer came yesterday to try and get rid of an echo on my phone. It only happens when I ring the UK and although it is clear for me the person the other end hears their own voice echoing back all the time and ends up hanging up and ringing me back. After about two hours of him trying to put it right and me having to keep calling UK to see if it has worked he admitted defeat and said another engineer would come this morning so I made sure I was in all day and nobody came or even telephoned. This afternoon I did my online tax self assessment, their system was so slow it timed out twice. While I was waiting forever for it to update I munched on a glacier fruit and broke a back tooth. Now I'm really pee'd off

Now do I go to the dentist on Monday or wait for the telephone engineer. :-(

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 12 Jan 2013 22:01

AH! I had that last week phoning Aus my voice echoed back - OMG my accent ..didn't realise how Scottish I was.....BUT! ..Dentist or Engineer Mmm! a hard decision...BUT! (again) with your record of disasters last week leave off the dentist he might pull out the wrong tooth Lol!!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 12 Jan 2013 22:13

As I shall be at the dentist on Monday to see if he can cure the toothache he didn't cure last week Wendy I don't see why I should suffer alone. So dentist. Anyway telephone engineer probably won't turn up. :-D

Kay????

Kay???? Report 12 Jan 2013 22:37


I get an echo when calling OZ,,,,its to do with satilite tranmissions, just need to leave a second or two before speaking after cuz has spoken then its fine,,,,,,perhaps your suplier has changed its air slot and bounces off another transmitter?

get the same with TV, one is a little behind the other when both sets are on in different rooms,,,,,,,

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 12 Jan 2013 22:44

Ah!! digital technology!!

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 12 Jan 2013 22:46

Sometimes I get an echo when I call Oz,mostly when I call son in Sydney, not so much in Melbourne.
I do nearly always when I call Southern Spain..don't think they can do much about it.

Also Kay get the same as you with TV in different rooms.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 12 Jan 2013 22:47


Not so sure it is your telephone....:-(
I often get this echo when phoning the UK from overseas, and occasionally when I phone overseas from the UK.
I thought it was just one of those things.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 13 Jan 2013 00:11

Good luck on Monday Ann x

I never used to have an echo until about two weeks ago. Friends here don't have the same problem when they phone UK and its clear when people from the UK ring me so I thought it was my phone. The other annoying thing is that I have to keep ringing UK, at my own expense, after each adjustment the engineer makes as there is no other way to test it

If the engineer had turned up I would not have done my self assessment. If I hadn't done my self assessment I would not have had problems with the server. If I hadn't been held up by the server being so slow I wouldn't have eaten the glacier fruit and if I hadn't have eaten the glacier fruit I wouldn't have broken my tooth

Someone's got to take the blame it wasn't my fault ...lol. Somehow I don't think I can explain to the telephone engineer, in Spanish, that it's his fault that I have to go to the dentist and won't be in if he calls :-D :-D :-D :-D

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 13 Jan 2013 09:57


Oh goodness, just blame the engineer!!
Have you thought about using Skype or Vyke? I use both now, much cheaper than the landline phone.
Sometimes I get the echo with Vyke, but it's so cheap to call that you can keep re-dialling and trying again until you get a clear echo-less line. Vyke is pay as you go, so no nasty bills. Not sure about Skype costs as i only use that to another computer user with webcam, so I get the free calls.

wisechild

wisechild Report 13 Jan 2013 14:40

Please tell me it´s not Telefonica.......or Moviestar as they like to call themselves now.
I had problems with them after a complaint wasn´t dealt with properly a couple of years ago. As a result they cut off my phone line & I was left without phone or internet for nearly 6 weeks.
good luck.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 13 Jan 2013 16:57

Hi Karen i do use Skype with the webcam with some people but not all of them have Skype and i cant convince them to install it. i think its brilliant for talking to family.

Wisechild.. Yep. It's Movistar ex Telefonica. I will ring them again on Monday after I have made a dentists appointment. In the light of day, this morning, I realised my tooth isn't broken but I have lost the cap and swallowed it. I have decided a new one is better than hoping to reclaim the old one! Only joking about hoping the old one turns up :-D

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 14 Jan 2013 00:45

LOL put a colander in the toilet!!
like they do in customs, to catch the drug mules.......... :-0

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 14 Jan 2013 15:07

I headed this thread 'It can only get better" well that turned out to be completly untrue.

I went to the dentist this morning and paid 48 euros for an xray and a five miute consultation. It would appear that it is no longer a case of just fitting a new cap. There is an infection in the root which has spread in the words of my dentist, to below the root, looking at the xray I think it is in the bone. The infection has also spread to the bottom of the root of the next tooth. I left the dentist with an estimate for 1,160.00 €. I made an appointment for a quote for implants which hopefully, as they are cheap here, won't be too much more and a lot less trouble in the future.

To add insult to injury the telephone engineer rang, the same one that I waited in all day for on Saturday but he didn't turn up. When I asked him why he didn't arrive he said he had forgotten it was his day off.

wisechild

wisechild Report 14 Jan 2013 15:12

Know how you feel about the dentist.
OH & I were quoted €5.000 last year. I needed 1 extraction, 1 root canal treatment & 2 falsies on a plate. He needed 2 fillings & 2 falsies.
We decided it would be cheaper to have them all out(free of charge on the NHS for pensioners) & live on soup & porridge. :-0

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jan 2013 15:44

Strange you'd had no pain from it before it broke Wendy. Mine has supposedly got or had an infection in it but I have had a lot of pain from it. Even after penicillin it still aches. Got an appointment to go back tomorrow so not liking the sound of what is happening with yours. I am hoping he will take mine out but he won't if the infection is still there. :-( :-(

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 14 Jan 2013 16:28

In the estimate they gave me Ann there were three injections in each tooth/root for the infection. i haven't had any pain at all and still haven't. Not easy to eat avoiding the capless tooth but not eating so much isn't a bad thing :-)

if the implants aren't a lot more than the other quote I will probably have them but will have to have a two teeth gap for a while as part of the process which I really don't want.. They are bottom teeth which don't notice as much as missing top teeth do

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 14 Jan 2013 16:34

In the estimate they gave me Ann there were three injections in each tooth/root for the infection. i haven't had any pain at all and still haven't. Not easy to eat avoiding the capless tooth but not eating so much isn't a bad thing :-)

If the implants aren't a lot more than the other quote I will probably have them but will have to have a two teeth gap for a while as part of the process which I really don't want.. They are bottom teeth which don't notice as much as missing top teeth do.

Does anyone mind if I just have a little sob or even a little scream? Perhaps I should wait until I have the quote for the implants.

wisechild

wisechild Report 14 Jan 2013 16:52

Don´t know what the charges are like where you are, but the quote we had was for 3 teeth on a plate at €1.500 for each of us. We were told that implants would be roughly the same, but take 6 months to complete the treatment.
Didn´t really fancy either, especially at that price.
I pointed out that two of the teeth she wanted to replace were back molars which I have lived without for years & the 3rd one is at the side of my bottom jaw & the gap is only obvious when I open my gob too wide.......a failing of mine.
At my age I´m not going to be entering any beauty contests, so I can live without it & keep the money.