Would you be surprised if I told you that the word "unlimited" means "you have definite limits and you need to watch out closely to keep within those limits". That's not what you thought it meant??? As it happens, until last Friday, I too, was confused. I am clear on the new and improved definition of "unlimited". So as a PSA, let me clear things up for you as well.
A little side note: Did I happen to mention that Witchy Cheryl is back and undergoing some type of transformation? I have noticed that my witchy persona turns more green as I get more aggravated IE more witchy.
The reason I bring up Witchy Cheryl is that last Friday, I got a text message from my cellular service provider. (I use the term "service" loosely, in this scenario) and it brought out the worst in my alter ego.
The text said: You have currently used 4 times your allotment of roaming. You need to call us IMMEDIATELY, to resolve this. (something to the effect..1-800-URN-TRBL)
HUH???? Roaming???? Allotment?????
I have no roaming constraints (or so I thought) from the company I have been doing business with for the past 16 years. I hesitate to name them at this point, but I have mentioned them plenty of other times, so I am pretty sure you can figure it out, if you would be so inclined. This particular company offers an "UNLIMITED ONE RATE PLAN". On top of the "unlimited one rate plan" (which refers to cellular phone calls) I also have "unlimited media" and "unlimited texting". All of this "no need to ever worry because it is unlimited" usage comes with a price. $$$$$$....indeed a hefty price that we have been paying for quite a long time.
So...imagine my surprise that I went over my allotment of "unlimited".
This little debacle started when I was coming out of the gym, and I noticed the offending text. Needless to say, I drove directly to the store where I bought my latest incarnation of the IPhone (hint, hint) and asked Stuart, the guy that hubby and I bought our phones from, "Hey, how is it possible that I am 4 times over my allotment??? AND .... How much is this going to cost me????
The one question, I forgot to ask CRS person is "if they cancel us...is there a cancellation fee????" I know if I cancel them it is $325.00 per phone (2 phones in our case) but if they cancel us do we get a fee from them for $650.00.
As for me not having their company name splashed all over this post.....I noticed when I was talking to the CRS person, they seem to know a lot about our Internet usage. I probably don't want to tick them off any more than I already have by them seeing me bitch about their company. (although, maybe another person reading my blog would be a good thing)
Currently they are just mad because we have been using our smart phones (now that the apps are turned off they technically they are dumb phones) to access the Internet. I better not give them additional reasons to text me. But of course, in Nebraska, I probably wouldn't receive it.