The information I have about paying the ticket includes a day to pay by
phone. Dial this number, seven days a week, MasterCard, Visa, American
Express and debit cards accepted (and I have a debit card).
Cool! I think. So I pick up the phone and dial.
Busy. Only I get a recording from the ever so helpful phone company that
for 75c I can have the phone company try the number for up to half an hour
and ring me back. I hang up.
By the fourth try, I figure I'll take the callback option.
A few minutes later the phone rings. I pick it up, and the other phone is
ringing. And ringing. And ringing. And ringing.
After 30 rings I'm beginning to think I punched in the wrong number and I
wasted 75c. So I hang up, and try again, this time with the area code.
“You do not need to dial the area code when making this call. Please
Okay, dial without the area code, making sure I get the number correct.
Try. Busy. Try. Busy. Try. Busy. Try. Ring. Whoops, don't hang up so
fast. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring.
So much for paying this ticket by phone.
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