Wednesday, 16 December 2009

"Madame, Monsieur...

Votre technicien Telenet vous a rendu visite le [handwritten] 16/12/09 a [unspecified] heures

afin de...

[cocher s'il vous plait]

[X] desactiver votre télévision"


So no more free digital TV for me, thanks Telenet. When I called them, I didn't even recognise the tenant's name that they gave: clearly my predecessor had managed to blag free telly for the whole duration of his residence.

The good news is my new contract has TVP Polonia on it! (and TVP2)

The bad news is I have to pay extra to get a special box in order to receive this gem of Polish broadcasting quality* (not to mention -finally - Italian channels which Are Not Rai Uno, mamma mia ma che sciocchezze...).

Sadly my beloved Mobistar is the one telecoms provider in Belgium that does not offer TV in its communications package, meaning I'm possibly the only person in Belgium to have separate TV and internet and this is Almost Certainly more expensive. It must all be Belgacom's fault. Since they're the dominant market operator and former monopolist, I'm pretty certain I can open infringement proceedings against them for passing on the administrative burden to the end user.

Take that, Belgacom!



*very poor English, do not use this for work.

5 comments:

Laura and Ben said...

Definitely Belgacom's fault. Can I blame them for my broken dishwasher too? What about the fact that I'm cold? Lack of snow? Oooh, I know - the fact that my internet connection is TERRIBLE and crashes all the time!!!

pinolona said...

yes, blame Belgacom! (to the tune of 'Blame Canada' from the South Park film)

Plenty of snow here, where are you?!

Laura and Ben said...

There was no snow earlier and then because I moaned so much it decided to start. Snow is in league with Belgacom apparently - trying to make me look stupid.

I'm just wondering whether to build a snowman on my balcony...

pinolona said...

Do it!!! I'll build one too, we can compare!

Laura and Ben said...

Yay! I've built Ghislain (he looks very French) and I'll stick some pictures up on my blog...