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January 7, 2019 11:44 am  #1

640's Phones Go Down At The Most Ironic Moment

Normally, I wouldn't post yet another story about GNR 640's phones going out - again. (It happens so often, you have to wonder if it's a plot by competitor Bell.) But when it happened on Matt Gurney's show late Monday morning, it was impossible not to note the incredible irony. 

He'd just launched into that segment's topic: are we becoming too reliant on our phones?

I guess that answers that question. 

Truth really is stranger than fiction. (Or as Lisa Douglas once said on Green Acres, "Ruth is stranger than friction.")


January 7, 2019 1:23 pm  #2

Re: 640's Phones Go Down At The Most Ironic Moment


January 9, 2019 5:55 pm  #3

Re: 640's Phones Go Down At The Most Ironic Moment

Another day, another outage. Once again, 640's phones went on the fritz. 

This happens so often, they should probably consider getting a string and a tin can for something more reliable.  

It's embarrassing enough when they try to go to the lines on a major market talk station and there's no one there. But just when I thought it couldn't get any more strange, John Oakley tried to interview Julian Fantino Wednesday afternoon. When the phones didn't cooperate, his producer had the rather odd idea of calling him on her cell phone, putting it on speaker and holding the thing up to the mic!

And guess what - they either lost the signal or the cell battery died because as soon as Fantino said "Hello" he was gone. 

Talk about hang ups. 

It's starting to get chronic and I really think Corus should have a chat with their phone provider.

But they may have to call them from a different location.

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