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Pampered Chef: Host Coaching Host's phone is disconnected!

  1. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    I tried to call my Jan. 24 host tonight only to find that her phone was disconected!

    I am very upset .. this is the latest in a series of personal trials.

    I have her snail mail and e-mail addresses so I might try to contact her ... but I'm not holding out much hope!
    Jan 10, 2010
  2. PamperedchefDaly

    PamperedchefDaly Member Gold Member

    A disconnected phone is never a good sign. How did she book from you? If it was from another show, contact that host and tell her that you must have the wrong number, because the one you dialed is disconnected.
  3. lisasfuncooking

    lisasfuncooking Member

    I would first try to email her. She may just be having phone trouble and it's not really disconnected. But definately try contacting someone who knows her.
    I know we had a few different phone #'s and finally dropped one. We thought we gave everyone a heads up, but people were panicing thinking something bad happened.
    If you are unsuccessful, maybe if she is close you could leave a note on her door.
  4. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    She was a booth contact who I've been trying to reach for months but she's been sidelined due to illness. So I don't know anybody who knows her.

    I dropped off a host packet to her house and want to make sure she received it and check with her about the guest list. I practically drive past her place on my way to work.

    So I think I'm going to send her an e-mail something like this:

    "Hi Samantha!

    I tried calling you last night but had some trouble. Did I write down the wrong number or has your number changed?

    I just wanted to make sure you got the host packet I dropped off at your door and go over it and make sure you didn't have any questions. Also, i need your guest list. Would it be easier just to e-mail me the names and phone numbers?

    Hope all is good for you and that you're feeling well!
    Jan 11, 2010
  5. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    Maybe she moved? I had someone email me that they wanted to host a show. We communicated through e-mail. She was an outside order from a show a year ago. I told her I'd be sending her a host packet in the mail. I sent it. I tried to call and follow up only to find her # disconnected. I e-mailed her about it but she never gave me a #. Finally, she called me...when she looked at her show info on my website when she was getting ready to send out her e-vites--she realized I had her wrong address. She NEVER told me she had moved! Luckily her mail got forwarded, so she did receive the packet. And because she got the packet, she didn't let it register that I have wrong contact info for her. Now we're all set, thankfully.

    I think what you wrote sounds great. Good luck! I hope it works out!
    Jan 11, 2010
  6. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    I talked to her about 10 days ago and got her new address. The phone is a cel phone.
    Jan 11, 2010
  7. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    Does the number say it's been disconnected, or temporarily disconnected? If it's a cell phone, maybe she's using a pay-as-you-go service, and has run out of minutes. Or maybe she has missed a bill with all that's going on. In either case, it could just be a glitch, and the phone might be on in a couple of days.
    Jan 11, 2010
  8. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    Di, did you call only one time, and/or only from one phone? Our house phone sometimes tells us a phone number is disconnected, but if we call from a cell phone, it works fine.
    Jan 11, 2010
  9. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    You could also try looking her up on Whitepages.com :) It's a bit sneaky, but IF she has a land-line listed, you can search for her Name and find one that corresponds to the address you know she has. Then if htere is a phone number listed- try that. It's no different than looking her up in the phone book. It won't work though if she has an unlisted number or obviously- no land-line. But worth a shot. (This doesn't work obviously for Cell phones.)

    I've done it before when I can't read someone's handwriting- I try to find them on that site and match it up to check the writing. Usually works.
    Jan 11, 2010
  10. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

    Hmmm ... I tried from my home and cel and both said it was disconnected or no longer in service, though I got different sounding messages based on whether I called from my home or cel.

    I know it is a cel phone even thought Whitepages says it's an unpublished land line.

    Anyway ... I'll give it a few days and try again. She is on my newsletter e-mail list but I don't think she ever checks her e-mail.

    I was having myself a little pitty party last night!
  11. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    No..I don't mean look up her current number that you have - you know that's a cell phone so it won't come up in Whitepages.com. Plug in her name or her address that you have. You can enter Last Name, and the City/Zip....you can also click on 'Advanced" and put in the address. Then see if you can find her address in the list of results that comes up. if you do- then chances are good that she will have a landline telephone number. Since she only gave you a cell phone number, she could also have a landline. Many folks give just one- so that they don't get "hounded" at their home number.

    Worth a shot.
    Jan 11, 2010
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