Firstly, I should preface this by saying that a while ago in the UK, two major phone providers (Orange and T-Mobile) merged together to form a new network called EE. Previous to this, they made a big deal over how they “shared signals” with each other and so there was a big build up. This story takes places a couple months after the switchover.
I can’t remember how, but I was sitting in class at Uni and we got on the topic of phones and so I’d casually mentioned something about still getting used to the fact that my phone now said EE when it turned on, and was then given a little lecture about how EE was a new network and that it used to be 3 but that it was now EE. I tried to politely correct them as after all, it was my phone and my network and so I think I’d know which I was using. They refused to believe me, even when I mentioned the fact that “Orange Wednesdays” had changed to “EE Wednesdays” and that’s when they pulled their trump card.
"Oh, those aren’t the same thing. I work at a cinema and they have a different code".
Of course they aren’t the same thing, EE is replacing it not to mention that people still use Orange, just under the EE name.
Unfortunately the professor came in and so I was unable to finally prove them wrong as I only realised later I could have shown my texts from Orange and my screen that now says EE where the provider name is.
Because clearly, I’m just a silly girl that doesn’t know what provider I use for my phone. It’s not like I’ve been with the same network for years.