Internet Connection Technical Problems And Snow In Tucson, Arizona!

Yesterday I published about seven hours later than usual. When I fired up my computer at my normal time of about 5:00 AM…no internet signal!

I played around with it for about 30 minutes doing things I’ve learned to do to rectify the problem. Nope…not working today. I got on my cellphone and called Verizon Technical Support. This is what my Verizon Modem looks like…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

He had me run some more tests and concluded that I had a defective SIM Card. In the above photo you can see where the SIM Card slips into the Modem. He identified the location of the nearest Verizon Wireless Store…about 15 miles distant from my current location about 20 miles north of Tucson, Arizona where I could get a new replacement SIM Card.

Once there the customer service rep swapped out the SIM Card, updated the Verizon Access Manager and Modem software. It functioned…kinds-sorta. It worked work only some time and when it did…did it slowly. He finally declared the Modem to be defective. He ordered a replacement shipped over night at Verizon’s cost.

I’ll return to the store later this morning to pickup my replacement unit. In the mean time I’m struggling along with the old semi-functioning modem.

While dealing with this problem…the day had become cold and cloudy. At noon it was only 41 degrees and it started to snow! Snow it did…for about an hour. We got a total of one inch and by 2:30 PM it was all gone. A rare…but fun happening.

Here are some photos that I took…

So why am I making a big deal out of a little bit of snow. Here’s why…

I’m in my 17th year of full-time RVing and I spend all my Winters in the warm, sunny south land. In 17 years of doing so…this is the first time I’ve ever been snowed upon. It was a fun happening…but if it doesn’t happen again for another 17 years…that will be just fine with me!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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