As midnight approaches and my billing cycle resets, I'm glad it's all done.
It all started on Tuesday. I had planned to spend most of the day in the car. I clocked over 200 miles between hospitals, meetings, and a trip to prison [it's a long story and I wasn't involved]. Knowing I would be on the road most of the day I planned on making quite a few calls. I like to maximize my time that way and besides, I like to use my bluetooth.
Concerned that I might be approaching my alloted 450 monthly minutes I thought I might call Verizon customer service to be safe. Wouldn't want to go over at 45 cents a minute. What I found out from the rep just about made me lose control of the car. I had two days before my billing cycle reset and I had already used almost 900 minutes! That's like over $200 in overages. Needless to say I had to come up with a plan so...
I started by having the customer service rep increase my monthly allotment. That move alone saved me $180.
I then stopped all incoming and outgoing calls from my cell. The traditional land line became my friend:)
I then proceeded to borrow every cell phone I could find. From Marian to Kevin to Lonnie, they all helped a brother out. Thanks for taking one for the team!
I never realized how much I talked on the cell phone until I didn't have the last three days. It was trecherous and I'm glad it's almost midnight
Side story: Tonight Lonnie graciously allowed me to borrow his cell phone. Emrie and I were doing some last minute Christmas shopping at EB Games and he calls me on his phone [I needed some video game advice]. Well, low and behold if he doesn't have the girliest ringtone in America! It's like Britney Spears or something. I couldn't find the stinking phone fast enough and as I took the call I darted out the door. Highly embarassing:) Lonnie, I appreciate your generosity but for the love of our manhood, please change the ringtone.