there i was a couple of days ago looking ruefully at my old dog of a cellphone; it no longer rang, it didn’t even vibrate anymore for incomings, wouldn’t read the prepay card, so i couldn’t retrieve messages; the 9 key stuck all the time.
it was all over bar the burial; i was going to head off first thing and buy a new one.
then, as you do, i was delayed till mid afternoon.
then, just before heading out, the phone flashed that it had no room for any messages.
i cleared the two saved messages, and almost in it’s last gasp, the phone coughed out a message from vodophone telling me i could have $300 off the cost of a new phone.
talk about manna from heaven. so, to cut a long story short; i went, i did, and came home with a skip in my step and a new phone clutched in my little hot hand.
(no material reward was sought or offered for this very rare and out of character accolade to a large telco)