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29 December 2008 @ 05:15 pm
more cell phone stuff  
As a follow up to this post, I looked at 13 months from 2007 and it looks like either verizon's $1/day of use + .10 a minute or t-mobiles .10 a minute would do me equally well ($100/year, anything else expires too quickly to be economical.) So I should definately switch off my plan. The big question is:

1) keep my phone, but loose my phone number

2) change my phone to a blitz, but keep my number and get web browsing

I wish I had a way to play with the bliz before committing. Switch to the blitz would also be about $120 more (one time charge) for the phone and Verizon activation fee.
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mathhobbitmathhobbit on December 30th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
I think the question is "how much of a pain is it if I make the wrong choice?"

For myself, I'd gladly spend $120 on a chance to keep the same number, but that's because I've been using that number for a long time and a lot of people have it.

For you, $120 might be worth more than the nuisance of changing your number?

Are there any other drawbacks to changing the number? I'm not sure how much web browsing would be worth to you.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 30th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
the main pain is I cannot go back to my current plan, but I don't think that's a big risk.
pekmezpekmez on December 30th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
how does the spend money and get to keep your number thing work?
Is it because of switching to another provider?
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 30th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
Yes. My phone is not compatable with verizon, so most of that cost is a new phone. $25 is an activation fee.
pekmezpekmez on December 30th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
but if you don't switch providers, you can't keep your number?
phooey. I was thinking about switching to prepaid, but hadn't gotten far enough to know that going from t-mobile to t-mobile prepaid means you can't keep your number.
phooey.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 30th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
That's what the guy at twin city plaza told me. The web page also implied it as well. I should, perhaps, phone them and ask if customer service can do it.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on December 30th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
I phoned them. They say I can keep my number! yay!!

I guess I'll order a sim for $7, try it out for a little and then switch my number over then. (I might have to buy another sim.)