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I know cell phones are for TALKING and texting, but I use mine for so much more. I Facebook, I Google and I blog (as I am doing now). My cell phone is my home phone, and it's my only link to the 'real world' some days. Currently it also serves as my wireless connection to my laptop.

Why am I telling you all this? B/c I just need to vent.

We went today to look at getting a new phone as I *thought* we were at our early upgrade and using the 'New Every Two' incentive, I could get a $100 off a new phone.

Nope, not happening.

Instead, what they tell me is that the program ended Jan 2011, so we're not eligible AND if I upgrade, I LOSE my unlimited data.

We can, however, add a third phone to our Family Share Plan at about $15 a month more and that somehow allows us to BOTH upgrade and keep our unlimited data usage.

Paying $15 a month for a phone we'd hardly use seems a waste BUT it could come in handy, McKayla could use it to talk to Mema or Grandpa or whoever she wanted to and it probably wouldn't be a bad thing to have an extra phone for those 'just in case' moments.

The problem and cause for my frustration? With the 'New Every Two' gone, we can't afford a new phone. It might be childish, but I want to UPgrade, not DOWNgrade.

So, I guess for the time being, I'm stuck with this phone that's on its last leg. It reboots itself. It decides I'm done talking and will hang up on whoever I'm talking to. It freezes, locks up and I have to take the battery out. It will scroll through lists and the main page and the only way to stop it is to take the battery out. It doesn't hold a charge worth a shit anymore, so I basically have to charge it all day long. Hope I don't have to wait TOO long........


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