Awesome new MacBook Air? Just in time for back-to-back WordCamps.
Awesome new bag to tie it all together? In my hot little (OK, maybe not so little) hands!
I’m paying an unreasonable amount of money for the service I’m getting at Verizon after 10+ years, so I’ve decided to switch carriers. I’m not going to tell you how much, because it’s kind of embarrassing. Let’s just say that for a single-line, smartphone-with-grandfathered-unlimited-data-plan, it’s a lot.
I know, I know. You’re wondering why I’ve waited all this time to make the switch. I’ve been with Verizon / VoiceStream since I was 16, and I’ve put up with a lot of over billing and BS and it’s finally reached a breaking point. The great coverage no longer outweighs everything else.
For the last year, I’ve actually been off-contract. And after reading about T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s ‘stop the bullshit’ in wireless pricing speech March 23, it occurred to me that I’m continuing to subsidize a phone that was paid off long ago. That’s just wrong.
I’m not really enthusiastic about switching to Verizon’s alter-ego AT&T either though. So it’s Sprint or T-Mobile at the top of the list.
My no. 1 question for the chatbot/CSR at Sprint was this:
You: Phones prices are subsidized into the contract plans to make the phones cheaper. If I finish out my contract, will the price go down?
Jeff: Yes, the prices would go down.
The thing is, I’m skeptical that this is true. From Legere’s speech, I know this is true at T-Mobile. But is this Sprint making empty promises or are they following T-Mobile’s lead?
For round one, I’m leaning T-Mobile. Maybe some of my friends on Sprint will weigh in with better news.