Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I'm not a telephone junkie

Last month I instigated the move from a pay monthly contract over to pay as you go on my mobile phone in order to try and save some money.

I was getting around £40 debited from my bank every month, which comes to around £480 a year on phone bills, which frankly is f**king ridiculous.

When I spoke to Orange, my service provider, they said it's take about a month to go through, which seems a bit of a long time considering I was already a customer, and I'm sure it has something to do with trying to get one more contract bill out of me. Anyway my new SIM card arrived today and all I had to do was ring customer services and activate it.
That is one less bill to pay if I don't want to, although I'll probably spend about £20 a month, which is still half the amount I was paying.

In other news, I rang up my Primary Care Trust [PCT] in order to find an NHS dentist, but there are none available at the moment and I've been added to the database waiting list. I'm going to ask how much it'll take to get a bit of work done 'private', as I also lost a filling last week and it's quite sensitive, but I'm guessing it'll be cheaper to wait for an NHS dentist and stick to popping the ibuprofen.

Anyway, night night all!!! :)

6 comments:

Cuppojoe said...

Do not let that tooth get out of control if you can help it. I hate dentists and will put off going as long as possible, but I once needed 2 root canals and pushed it so far that I suffered unimaginable pain and an infection that worked its way into my neck!

Aravis said...

I hope you can find a dentist soon, before things get worse. :0(

Stef said...

You're talking about a fairly serious blob of cash to get a filling replaced privately... Don't hold your breath for that place to come up by the way. Even when people move they often keep their NHS dental places. For years my Dad and I stayed using our NHS dentist in Birmingham. We'd both left Brum years before, I lived in Bristol and my dad in Northampton...

Take extra special care with it though, if it gets worse you could end up with a whole lotta work needed.

Don't you work at the uni? Don't they have some sort of dental scheme thing for students that you could blag your way onto.

adem said...

I could go to the emergency clinic, but I don't think they'd class it as an emergency.

I have a friend who's a dental nurse so I'll catch up with her and find out how much stuff costs, and if there is some back-hander queue jumping way of gettign up the list.

As for the student way, that only really works if you are in full-time education, and even then you'll have to wait, but just won't have to pay for treatment.

Cheers for your concern guys.

Stef said...

Any news on the tooth?

adem said...

It's stopped hurting now which is cool, and I'v eadded myself to the list for an NHS dentist.