Saturday, March 3, 2012

AT&T Connectech Plus

In December of last year, we were having connection challenges (my old chief used to tell us that we faced  challenges, not issues) with our ATT high speed internet.  I signed up for Connectech Plus which is their tech support offered at a monthly fee.  They resolved our problems with connectivity and as a bonus, tweaked BigEd's laptop so that it runs much faster. 

Tonight, while J and I were watching an old movie, BigEd informed me that the internet had been down for some time.  I called Connectech.  The automated message advised that most problems could be solved by rebooting the modem and then the computer.  We tried that and it worked.

But, I stayed on the telephone line to ask some more questions.  I have been listening to the hold-muuusiiiic for 30 plus minutes, now.  Luckily we have a handset with a built-in speaker.

Update:  Was on hold for 35+ minutes.  That's a long time tied to one call.

The rep asked me if I was satisfied with the service.  I told him:  

 Love the service-hate the wait time . . .   

Thursday, March 1, 2012


A doctor we know recommended Benefiber.  He told us he starts his coffee day with a couple of spoonfuls of Benefiber stirred in.  His wife, if she pours his cup, has to tell him to finish all of this one as it is special.  Otherwise, he wouldn't know as there is no taste or change in viscosity.  

This works for us, too.  It doesn't seem to be the solution for everyone, but it works well for our little group.  When we can get it.

There have been coupons for $1 off of any one and $3 off of any two jars of Benefiber, in the newspapers.  BJ's sent out coupons which could have been combined with the manufacturer coupons for a total of $5 off two jars.

This is a good deal and even cause to stock up.  Which everyone else has done.  I came to this party tooo laaaate.  

BJ's is out. BJ's does not give rain checks.  Did you know this?  (Neither does Target, by the way, but that is another experience for another day.)  CVS is out.  Walgreens is out.  Locally anyway.

So, I bought the Walgreens immitation stuff.  Compare to Benefiber, it says on the jar.

Believe me, we will.  We have no shame . . .