A friend’s phone had been busted for months, weeks, days and she was thinking of having it disconnected. As I knew there were certain requirements attendant to the process, I offered to find out via 171. Prior to that, I also volunteered to check if PLDT has an office in SM Megamall still.
Years back, we wanted our phone disconnected. SO I asked I don’t remember whom exactly, perhaps information, whether I could have it done in their Megamall office, remembering the existence of one at the back of building A. I was told that office was no more. Informed we live in QC, she suggested having the procedure done in their SM North office.
Having become a habitue of SM Megamall (Okay, for just 2 or 3 consecutive weeks — that I feel makes me entitled to call myself a habitue, when the question arose where my friend was concerned, I thought perhaps the office was no longer there. My husband confirmed my “suspicion” recalling the SM North trip he had to make.
But when I googled, I found this:
Take note – it’s a Cebu-based website.
So I called the number but got the message, “The number you dialed is not yet in service.” As I get that sometimes when I call a number that no longer exists, I tried calling 171. The girl said they still have an office in Megamall. When I asked where exactly, she ignored my question. I didn’t push it, planning to call SM Megamall’s trunk line, but as I had to look for its number still, I decided to call 171 again. A different person took my call and “confirmed” that they no longer have an office in Megamall. She said they have in Boni Serrano. When she found out I live in QC, she suggested SM North.
Meanwhile, my friend who needed to have her line disconnected texted that PLDT has an office in Megamall and she’d check it out. That was yesterday.
This morning she texted — she was in PLDT’s office on the fourth floor of Megamall.
Okay, doesn’t this story remind you of another service provider? GLobe, maybe?
Speaking of which, husband wondered whether there’s a Philippine website that’s up to date, current, etc. Like Amazon is, for example?
Last week, I googled ERGO as I wanted to filch pictures of the chair and table I bought, too lazy to take pictures of those already delivered. Uh-oh, last update of their website was 2012.
Are Filipinos really so lazy?
Like promos pertaining to a period in the past are not deleted so one gets excited, only to realize what one is reading is a thing of the past.