The 10 stages of having no phone signal in Norfolk
- Credit: Archant
Many areas in the county are renowned for being incredibly futile when it comes to phone signal, 3G and 4G. Often residents find themselves on the verge of a breakdown as they find themselves unable to make a call, send a text or get online with the limited resources at their fingertips. Here's a look at the 10 stages we've all gone through when struggling to find a phone signal in our barren region.
You try turning your phone off and on a couple of times, hoping the age-old trick will force an elusive bar or two to appear on your screen.
There has to be signal around here somewhere and you're determined to find it. You'll hang out of windows or climb great heights if that's what it takes.
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You've tried just about everything you can think of to find signal to no avail and you can't believe all that effort was for nothing.
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Is it your network? Is there something wrong with your phone? Are you cursed? You start asking everyone around you whether or not they have signal, praying that you're not the only one.
You try searching for a resolution on your phone, only to remember you can't even get on Google.
You're free! You don't need your phone, you can finally pen that novel you've always wanted to write, or take a cooking class, or join the gym. The world is your oyster.
You've changed your mind, you do need your phone. You need it so badly that you're now trying to hack into someone else's Wi-Fi, but unfortunately for you, their password isn't the word password.
You can't take it anymore. You're now trying to decide whether to throw your phone at the wall or stamp on the useless thing.
You can't call anyone, you can't text anyone and you certainly can't check the football scores. You begin to feel a little isolated from the rest of the world.
Ultimately you remember that this is Norfolk and having no phone signal is as much of a part of Norfolk life as the puppet man and getting stuck behind tractors during rush hour.