Friday, November 30, 2007

Activation difficulties with cellphone

Customer complaints

Dear Sirs/Mesdames,

Today at approx 1pm I activated my new Optus sim card and was given the number 0422142596

I am not good at understanding foreign accents, however, so I understood virtually nothing of the vast screed the guy at the other end read out to me. So I ended up just saying yes to everything.

Could you get a native speaker of Australian English to ring me and tell me what it is that I have agreed to.

Thanking you

Dr John Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.)