I went online to pay my cell phone bill, and when looking at my stats I realized that I had only used 4 minutes of calltime last month.
4 Minutes? That's it???
Then I looked at my stats from last month to see if a trend was occurring, and for all of that month I only used 23 minutes.
What the heck?
Now, i usually keep my blackberry with me all day long, as I use it for email and texts. I knew that I wasn't actually "talking" on the phone as much, but I had no idea that it was THAT low!
Well...that's it! Since I haven't been coming anywhere CLOSE to my allotted 500 out-of-network monthly minutes, I am going to change my Cellphone plan then.
Problem: I can't.
Because of the type of phone I have, I am required to at least hold the monthly calling plan that I currently have.
WHAT THE....That's BULLLLLSHIT!
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to pay for only internet, and then purchase an unlimited texting plan for your phone? Ok...and maybe a very basic number of calling minutes, because apparently that's all I need...
Hey Verizon...I am not an obnoxious TRIXIE, chat-chat-chatting away all day long!
Oh well...I guess I have no choice but to keep my current calling plan, but it would really be great to be able to pay for only the services I choose.
Case in point #2: Cable Television Companies
My current cable plan gives me a PLETHORA of channels...way more than I have ever clicked on.
I think I might watch 10 of them on a regular basis, yet I pay a substantial price in order to have a bunch of channels that I never watch at all.
I mean...the Jewelry TV channel? Really?
But here's where they get you: In order to watch something like the BBC America channel,(which I don't currently have AND which I would really enjoy watching) or the ALL DAY 'Real Housewives of Wherever!' channel, I am not able to purchase just those channels; I have to upgrade to the next package with a ton of other channels and pay even MORE $$ monthly.
Wouldn't it be great to have an 'a la carte' way of ordering, where you can pick and choose which stations you want, and then pay for a certain amount monthly?
For example: I would choose 10 stations I want to purchase, because up to 10 stations would be a set price... And then 10-15 stations would be a slightly higher price, 15-20 etc....
But no...they like to make things difficult for us, don't they.
Like Gym memberships... Most gyms make you sign a contract for a set amount of time, like a 2 year membership. That's where they get you... You may move 6 months into the contract, but because you signed up you are stuck paying monthly membership fees for a gym you no longer go to!
Really, I don't understand why you just can't pay monthly...I'm sure there's a reason behind this, but i have no idea what it is; but i will heavily bet that it is to benefit the corporation, and not the customer...
Gotta love Corporate America!
Now if you will excuse me, I need to text someone, to tell them to watch the Bravo cable channel tonight after they get home from the gym... :)