One thing I positively hate is calling people on the telephone. On thing I hate even more is when I have to call a customer service – which means spending time waiting, in all likelihood listening to some electronic version of Mozart.
So it is a good thing that we have the internet, right?
Let me just note that:
- It is not possible to cancel your subscription to Dagens Nyheter via the paper’s homepage. Which means that I’ll have to explain to some salesperson in firm words that a) I’ll be moving from Sweden to Denmark and b) no, I won’t need a Swedish daily newspaper delivered to my door-step in Odense.
- Berlingske Tidende (i.e. Weekendavisen) has just revamped its Subscription Service which means that a) I have to create a new user account, but b) it is impossible to create a user account with the information the newspaper has.
- Adressändring.se doesn’t work if you’re moving abroad (but bizarrely they list the price of having your mail forwarded all around the world). That means another round of phoning and spelling out my new address.
On the positive side, Die Zeit’s subscription service is very flexible.