Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Calling Me Out
Well, it happened. I was drawn into the Verizon store. Let me paint a sob story and maybe you won't be as mean to me as I have been.
Since I started this blog over three and a half years ago, I have worked diligently to get rid of our bills. I have planned and plotted with the best master minds to get us out of debt.
Yeah Sonya, keep talking.
And I thought I was prepared for anything. I even had a few cell phones tucked away in case of a phone emergency. My inlaws upgraded their phones(they had the same ones we did) and gave us their old one. I had it covered.
And then it all went down hill.
Anna's phone is a refurbished phone. It isn't quite 2 years old. The phone only works if it is on speaker. Last summer, she had to use tape to hold it together. She has now graduated to tape and super glue.
DJ's phone is the cheapest one that they have ever made. It is just a step above a tin can and string. But it seems to be holding up the best. Who knew?
My cell phone would only hold a charge for 30-ish minutes. Nothing like having a cell phone that you had to keep plugged in like the old home phones. Hey, did you know that the charger cord is super short and you have to kneel next to the night stand in order to keep a conversation going? I knew this. But I still wasn't going to buy a new phone. I'm tough like that.
Things became desperate when we had parted out the spare phones and they were worse than what we had. Den performed surgery on his phone with a fork and a paper towel. He managed to get his phone to work in 30 second increments thanks to his surgery.
But the good news is Verizon gave us 2 free Iphones. The bad new is it cost $460 for those suckers. I bought the extended warranty and shock resistant covers. We aren't kind to our phones. The kids will be upgrading this summer.
Just to add 2 phones with data packages is another $100 a month. I will have to wait to see what the first bill is but my guess is it will be about $250 a month. And when the kids get their phones it should be another $100. We will qualify for a cheaper plan so I am hoping that it will help. Hey guess what? The kids are going to start paying their part of the cell phone bill. They have to pay their own car insurance and now part of the cell phone bill. I am an evil mother. I have saved all of their birthday money and the money from them working part time. It is going to come out of those accounts. So they won't be prostituting themselves out but I personally think that DJ would be very popular.
This is a budget failure. And it is crazy money. All that said-I HAVE THE COOLEST PHONE EVER! I'm so happy with it.
Go ahead call me out or just call me,