2.08.2011

Wanted: Sledgehammer

Pardon me while I take a moment to blog in the hopes it will distract me from my desire to scrounge around for a sledgehammer.

Why, you might wonder, do I need a sledgehammer?

To whack the ever-living-daylights out of our alarm keyboard thingie that is beeping, quite mercilessly, every. ten. seconds.

Don't get me wrong, I adore all of the newfangled technological thingies around here to pieces and know they can make our lives easier/faster/safer, etc. But when they're on the fritz and obviously possessed by evil high-pitched beeping fairies, they make me kind of crazy.

Speaking of techie things, Scott and I have had two recent revelations:

1.) You can cancel your DSL in a moment of haste (and misunderstanding, more on that in a minute) but you will have to wait almost a week to get your DSL back. Sweet.
And b.) You can think you and your hubby are sharing a texting plan that seems perfect for your minimal texting needs (i.e. cheap) but once the veil is lifted you realize you were duped.

In a nutshell, after having problems with our DSL service we made a hasty decision to get one of those new-fangled MiFi devices and a data plan. Everything was bright and shiny with our cute MiFi thingie, so we canceled our DSL. Then we, and when I say we I mean Scott, figured out how many gigabytes(?) we'd most likely be burning through every month we realized the MiFi, while cute and handy and bright and shiny would send us to the poor house rather quickly. Oops. So we swallowed some crow and called Verizon back. As for the texting nutshell, we signed up for 200 texts for $5.00 a month, thinking it covered both our phones. Um, nope. They, and when I say they I mean AT&T, don't offer that perfect (i.e. cheap) plan any more. Now it's $10.00 for 1000 texts a month, and really, who I am I to send anywhere near 1000 texts a month? I'm 42, not 14, you know. So now I have to decide if this plan is better than just paying per text. And just how much texting is worth to me.

I think I'm back to looking for that sledgehammer.

5 comments:

  1. I have gone back and forth with the texting thing too. After hurricane Katrina though we all really got into texting since we had no cell access besides texting for weeks. I send and receive well over 100 texts a day. My old plan gave me I think 2,500 texts a month and I burned through that before the month was up so now I have unlimited data and texts. Many of my texts are work related though. I don't know much about MiFi.

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  2. I am 41. and i am amazed (AMAZED!) at how many texts i was able to throw down in one month.

    needless to say, i am now on the unlimited plan...

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  3. I better quit texting you. LOL!!!

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  4. I do really like the convenience of texting so I don't really want to give it up, but I'm bitter about AT&T changing their text plans. I guess I'll have to cough up $10 a month.

    Heather: No way! You're my texty buddy. :)

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  5. I hate technology woes and almost threw the remote at the TV last night when our stupid DVD player wasn't working properly.

    I have no idea how many texts I send in a month, it's not a lot but I'm sure it's more than I would guess.

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