PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !

Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !

London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !

Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.

Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.

SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.

Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .

Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .

NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .

Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .

You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Jan 2, 2013

T-Mobile , a taste of SH*t for the NEW YEAR !

Every so often you come across a bunch of Smart Ass#s ! For many years now  ihave  used the same " Cell/ Mobile Telephone number on a " Pay as you go " Tariff . Not cheap , but since it works throughout Europe , had to live with this expense . Bought a blackberry in April , with the intention of ridding myself of the " motorola devise " bought at " 2006 Winter Olympics " in Torino . Kept that device going until October/November as it has a bunch of " photos " that won't download , or transfer by calling another Cell/mobile device .

When i changed the " Telephone chip " across , i don't recall anything that " Opened the Internet " ? Seems that each 10 euro installment made to the account in December , has disappeared  and only thanks to the assistance of a friend and his patience , was i able to find out from " T-Mobile " how they would have continued to treat me had i not had his help . During the period 16th December to this date , i have had no need to call out , but when i tried to send Text /SMS , each time being an " Emergency " , i was deprived of that resource ! Thank goodness i was not broken down at the side of the road in a snowstorm !

Here is the promised advertising of the  " Email to T-Mobile " which i am now going to have to ask Alex to send since i didn' t answer the German Language Questions correctly !

  "  Stolen Credit

Directors of T-Mobile


Being STOLEN from by a Company that used to Sponsor " Drug Using Cycle Racers " , comes as no surprise !When i found out today that the money that i put into a " Blackberry " that i was sold without " Internet " connection was in ACTUAL FACT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET , i was surprised !

I bought this " blackberry " in April 2012 , and started to use it in November 2012 , when it had about Four Euros Credit . I was unaware why that money disappeared , so went to " OMV Tankstelle " in Brixleggon 18th december , to put 10 euros on the Account . The lady showed me that it was topped up to 10.08 euros( Voucher 18 dec #07443482365274 ) .

27th December i get Text/SMS from my sister telling me of difficulties with their flight at Manchester airport , but , i cannot reply , there is no credit on the phone ( Now advised "Internet seems to have  turned on ) . Not understanding what has happened , i go to the Kramsach Polizei , where there is a Lady Officer who speaks excellent english . She phones the OMV people , who remember that they assisted me , confirms that the credit was made .

Nothing can be done other than go to " M Preis Supermarket " , across the road from Polizei , and buy another 10 euros( Voucher#120327775979 ) , which again is confirmed by voice and visual means .

1st January 2013 my Sister sends SMS/Text , requiring answer , cannot send the SMS/Text i prepare ( now know , NO MONEY on the phone again  ); once again , personal problems , created for ALL !

TODAY i go to the " telephone shop " in Jenbach , to ask for their help to contact Your " NO HELP DEPT. " for assistance ! Not having bought vouchers from them , i get the " FLICK ( being polite about their rudeness and lack of suggestions of how to solve the problem ) ".

Visited with an Austrian friend , home from work , ill and he spends 25minutes waiting for the first assistance , then after transfer/shuffle involving more time he connects with a person who is able to tell him my details from the computer . He is amazed that this info is there , since this is a " Pay as you Go phone "! My friend is told that the " Monies " rendered have been " Swallowed by the Internet " !

Asked to rectify the situation , the operator tells him that they cannot do anything !

HOW THIS CAME ABOUT , i don't know ! WHAT i do know , is that i am being " Shafted "by an organisation without ANY SCRUPLES ! When your operator can look at the Computer screen and see that there is something WRONG , and not offer any way to resolve the issue , there is no other choice , but to publicise this matter !

With a " Blog " , that is read worldwide , i am able to inform the Community , of the ATTITUDE , that pervades your organisation !

Of course , you are making money by the " bucketload " , possibly , i am not the only "SUCKER " that has been " Shafted " in this manner !

Everything you read here , is loaded into the " Blog " , i guess , i can kiss my money " Goodbye "but then you wouldn't " Help an old man with a white walking stick " across the street either ! Stealing sweets from " little children " would be about your level of social behaviour ?

As regards my phone , looks like  " Skype " , from now on , which limits what i can do for " Behinderten Sport "!

Sorry to awake you from your slumbers , with my trivial matter . Can only wish you the New Year that you DESERVE !"

WHY are you , my readers , being advised of this matter ?

Simply because TOO MANY PEOPLE , do not fight back when they get " RIPPED OFF "!

Do you check the ribbon at the " Cash Desk " of the Supermarket , as you load your groceries , I DO ! If an item is advertised on the shelf at a PRICE , i do not expect to pay MORE , at the checkout ! Occasionally you can get home , find a mistake and go back , but very rarely will the vendor cooperate !

When i choose to buy something , i expect to get full value , getting home and finding a mistake , means a return journey .

In 1973 , i bought a " Transister Radio/Cassette Player " in Singapore , carried it out of the shop , onto the Aircraft and opened the package , in the U.K. , what was there was not what i bought !  Seems that in handing the item and monies to the assistant to be packed correctly , they did the shuffle . Returning through Singapore , i had one thing in mind , exchanging for the correct item , since they would not refund any of the money !

 In a restaurant in Rome during November 1980 , i did not return the menu , but when the bill arrived there was a considerable difference , only resolved when the Policia arrived and saw the differences . So much for a pleasant trip , escaped to Vienna by the next train . Tourism in Italy in the Winter , was for the Plucky ! Watched a German being sandwiched near the Vatican , earlier in the day , Pocket picked , wallet gone ! Asked him to follow the Gypsy Woman carrying the child , whilst i found Policia , but he was not too keen about a confrontation , she was the winner , away scot free to succeed again elsewhere .

Cheated by Banks also , even had my " signature forged " , by Bank Staff , but that is another series of stories , that could cause your hair to stand on end .


NB from 4th jan

Seems a few people agree with me , judging by the visits :

To wake " T-Mobile " UP to the interest they are generating , Comments would help !

United States
United Kingdom
Czech Republic

Dec 1, 2012, 1 comment
Feb 27, 2010
Aug 29, 2012

Thankyou ALL , for your SUPPORT !

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