Sunday, March 2, 2008
So, I just paid my phone bill. As usual it was a surprise. Especially since I don't even talk on the phone that damn much. I thought I solved the problem a couple years ago when I upgraded my plan, but boy was I wrong.
Evidently, the wonderful folks at AT&T added a bunch of shit to my plan that I never even knew of. On top of that, they added shit on there that I was told differently about. One of the things was this early-evening package that has your evening minutes start at 7pm instead of 9pm. They pretty much charge you extra money to be able to have free calls starting at 7pm. Like I said, I don't be on the phone that much for that to even benefit me.
Most of the time that I'm on the phone, its business related and most of the people I do any kind of business with, I have the luxury of being able to talk to face to face or talk to over email and IM. My bill was always high as hell and this early-evening shit seemed to be doing nothing to help the cause.
The other thing they had on my plan was some bullshit text messaging plan. The thing seemed innocent enough, $5 a month for 200 text messages. Little did I know I was talking like a mah fuggah with my thumbs. So that $5 was multiplied times a helluva lot since I was going waaaaay over 200.
Well, this guy named Ralph in customer service fixed the problem for me. I got rid of that 7pm thing and he integrated my texting into my Blackberry messaging plan so I don't get charged extra for it. He was even nice enough to knock off a couple Andy Jackson's off my bill.
I was about to email all of my friends and tell them not to text me anymore unless it was really important, but now, I won't have to do that. But still, even though my high ass text bill has been eliminated, I still might scale back on that shit. After all, Gin Rummy did make a good point when he spoke on it.
Boondocks - Text Messaging