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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I BOUGHT AN I-PHONE
I BOUGHT AN I-PHONE
I recently broke down and bought a “smart” phone. There are several reasons why I made the move and purchased a 3G S I-phone.
1. I was tired of not being able to see pictures and text in 3G. (Where do I get those special glasses?)
2. The step-cranks bragging about how much better their phones are than mine….and I’m paying for them!!
3. I hate my old phone. You have to flip it open for some functions, and close it for others, and after three years I still do not know how to shut voice mail the frig up!
4. An upgrade was only $50…+ $25 for a cover…+ $35 for a car charger…+$25 per month for the same unlimited service minutes that the step-cranks get. Plus Mrs. Cranky decided to upgrade for only $125…+$25 for a cover…+$35 for a car charger…+$35 for a screen protector with backup battery…+$25 for a stylus to hit the tiny numbers…+$25 per month for unlimited service. So for only $360 plus $50 per month how could I refuse?
Before I made my purchase the salesperson asked me to sign an agreement on a tiny electronic screen. This screen had 4 questions. Each question asked things like “How much will it cost to change plans?” or “Can I exchange the phone within 30 days?”
“Why am I signing questions?”
“Well I am going to answer those questions?”
“But what am I signing?”
“Just sign here sir; you will get a print out of all the details of the contract.”
“So I sign some questions that you are going to answer and you give me a print out of a contract that I signed without even seeing it?”
“That’s right sir.”
“But that doesn’t make any sense.”
“Yes sir, I know. AT+T decided that rather than fine print that you never read anyway, we will just have you sign a bunch of questions and then hand you a print out of the contract that no one ever reads anyway.”
“Oh…OK…where do I sign?”
“Right here where it says “Will the terms of any guarantee expire two days before there are any complaints? Oh and by the way the answer is yes.”
“OK then. Thank you.”
So far the phone works very well. I only need to learn how to make a call, and how to answer a call.
It has a really cool ring.