Abandon Ship - A Wi-Fi Life Isn't For Me After All - Page 3
Back on track here: my dear iPad, how I love thee. My iPad is now what stevia is to real sugar in my coffee. It's okay, but it’s eh at best. For now, this is my "phone." Like the Galaxy Player, I am using "the new iPad" to make and receive Skype calls and text with Google Voice. At work, I plug headphones in for voice calls; otherwise it's an unwanted speakerphone conversation for all to join in on. At home, it's something I keep nearby with the volume set to max to make sure I hear if someone is buzzing me. Take that, Big Cell?
No, Big Cell hasn't taken anything from me. They still get my $19.95 in the meantime, and once I get a new phone, they'll get their full $90 or so back into their already fat pockets. Then there's Clear: $25 per month through February 2013, but then $50 afterward. All in all, I lost some green, ate some crow and become unnecessarily inconvenienced.
Was it worth it? Sure! I love trying things that make me look stupid, poor and cheap. I don’t mind holding that iPad up to my ear at a bar without acting like I’m drawing attention to myself. It’s all in the name of tech, my addiction to said tech and blogging about it for your amusement. But you know what? I got to try something new! And more importantly, it gave me something new to complain about. Isn't that what really matters?