We're out of our 2 year contract for cell phones and we're starting again. Our Motorola Razrs have been pretty much dead for the past 6 months. But we've been waiting until our contract was up so we could just get new free phones.
Of course to get the new free phones cost us signing another 2 year contract. I wonder if it's worth it? Would I really cancel my cell phone? When we lived in CA, we only had cell phones and didn't have a landline. As we were living apart during the week, it was cheaper than paying for 2 landlines. Plus I was able to chat for free with my parents, friends, and family.
But the phone my DH wanted was $79, so he talked to customer service and explained the need for retention of customers. After discussing with him our reasons for staying with Cingular they agreed and gave us the same phone for free. Here's the Sony Ericsson 580i we got for free.
I guess as usual it never hurts to ask. But we do have another 2 year contract. Would I live without a phone? Probably not and if I were broke enough to try my mom would buy me a spare line and give me the phone.
She'd die if I tried to go without a landline or cell phone. My mom's paranoid, in college I didn't answer the dorm phone so she sent the cops to check out my room. And then she had a peephole installed because I couldn't tell who was knocking. So I consider it an investment in my mom's nagging.