Mother's phone has been connected to the NBN. As an old and frail person with medical issues, she is (I can't remember the correct phrase) a Telstra priority customer. I told her it was nonsense that she would be without a phone for three days, as others had told her. I was wrong. She was, almost. Her phone was disconnected and then she had no phone.
ABI Brother got on the phone and argued strongly for his poor old frightened mother at home without a telephone. That evening at 10pm, someone turned up with a simple mobile phone for Mother to use until her landline was working. Strangely her elderly friend could not understand how it worked. Even more strangely, her young council cleaner could not show her how it worked. It took R to show her and it is such a simple phone. Maybe the aforesaid are used to smartphones, not simple ones. After three days, her landline was once again working and she asked if she could keep the mobile. The answer was no. It was taken back, no doubt to again be given to some whingeing old woman.
I thought I had connected everything in our abode to the NBN. Aside from other issues, there was no issue connecting devices including the tv. I did forget one thing, my Kindle for book reading. I reckon I spent about 3 hours on sorting it out and I really don't know why it happened. I bought a book just after we connected to the NBN, for $1.99. I rarely pay more. I kind of noticed it had not downloaded, more that I always like a book waiting for me and there wasn't one there. I returned to work after the Christmas holidays, and there the book was. Oh yes, it is hooked up to the work wifi too. That is how books get delivered to my Kindle. I buy them on the Amazon/Kindle website and when the Kindle gets an internet connection, the book downloads in a couple of seconds.
Well, of course it won't work at home. It needs the new internet connection details.
In the meantime, one day the well charged battery went flat in one day. The charge normally lasts for weeks. Odd, and I had nothing to read at work. Then it happened a second time, where the battery unexpectedly went flat very quickly. I gotta fix this.
While I could download books at work, this is not ideal. I found the wifi connection area.....I suppose I must have done this when R first gave me my Kindle, but our wifi internet was not showing and nor was any of our neighbours. Much googling to find out my model number to do a search was a waste of time. Yes, a lot of time. Eventually I found out you can restart the device by pressing on the on/off button for thirty seconds. It restarted ok and my latest book was still there, but now my work internet connection had gone too. I can also manually transfer a book to the Kindle by plugging it in to the computer after also downloading the book to my tablet and transferring but that is not how it should work.
Eventually I found the solution, a factory reset. You go to the menu and then hold down some button which gets you to another menu where you can factory reset the device. I did that and there were internet connections. Glee! I connected it to our wifi signal and all is well and the battery has gone back to normal.
What I did learn along the way was that when you archive a book, that is when you delete it, it goes off the device but is always downloadable from Amazon.
I am pretty tenacious about such things, but I was getting close to just buying a new one. R would have just chucked it in the bin if it stopped working. Perhaps he has the right attitude.