New Cellular Phone!
by, 11-10-2008 at 11:22 PM
[FONT="Century Gothic"]My parents pay for almost everything- My college tuition, the gas to fill up my car, my cell phone bill, insurance... They provide a roof over my head and put dinner on the table.
I have a job. But my parents have been the type to say, "You just use that money on whatever you like." So that's what I've been doing. I use money to buy new clothes, or use the money to go out with friends.
But now, I feel the need to start taking some financial responsibility. I'm almost 21, would like to move out soon. And eventually I'll have to pay my own bills anyway. Might as well start easy and slow, right?
I figured I'd start out by paying for my own cell phone bill. I've browsed around at Verizon, ATT/Cingular and T-Mobile plans. All had very good services and plans, but since I mainly text or browse the web on my phone, I decided to go with [B]T-Mobile[/B]. Not only was it the cheapest for my budget, but I was able to add on a few services that I liked for my phone.
I picked out the Blackberry 8700 from T-Mobile.
It's one of the cheaper Blackberry models, but it fits within my budget. As long as it does what I need it to do, then I will be a happy camper!
So with this new phone (which I am excited to use; yay for $50 mail-in rebates also!), my plan includes the cheapest minutes plan (everyone in my family texts each other, so I only got the 300-minute plan), [B]unlimited[/B] text messaging (this is like, awesome and it's super cheap), and unlimited web/email service (which was pretty cheap also compared to the other services I've looked at).
I just ordered my phone today, and should have it by the end of the week. If not, then by early next week. I've also decided on not transferring my Verizon number over to T-Mobile. I guess I want to feel like I'm really doing it all myself: New service, new number. I don't know. I'm being weird.
So that's the exciting news for today. And I guess getting an 89% on my extremely hard Stats test is something exciting too... lol[/FONT]