"Can I help you? Probably not."
I have an iPhone. I love my iPhone. If you asked me to choose between my iPhone and 99% of the people I have met in my life, it was nice knowing you.
Sorry, Mom, but you didn't get me the Millennium Falcon for Christmas like I asked when I was six.
(Except you. You are safely in the 1%. You know who you are.)
I've had an iPhone for a few years, so this means I also have AT&T.
I do not love AT&T. If you asked me to choose between crab lice and AT&T, please pass the Kwell Shampoo.
"But, didn't they open up the iPhone to other carriers? Why don't you change?"
What a good question! What clever readers you are!
My iPhone was a few years old and ran super slow. Timex Sinclair slow. (Look it up, kids.) AT&T had a free upgrade! I'll take it!
AT&T: "There will be a one time upgrade fee of $18."
ME: "I thought the phone was free."
AT&T: "Yes, it's free."
ME: "But you're charging me $18."
AT&T: "Yes, but not for the phone. The phone is free."
ME: "You are charging me an upgrade fee because I got a new phone. You would not charge this fee if I did not get a new phone, therefore the phone is not free. It costs $18."
AT&T: "No, the phone is free!"
If you ever wondered about your cell phone charges, this is why. Free=$18.
Still $18<$200, so I got my "free" phone and a two year contract from AT&T.
When I signed up for iPhone, I got unlimited data. Unlimited means, well, unlimited. All the web surfing you could want, 'cause the iPhone is neat like that.
Well, one morning while
It seems that, at last, I am in the Top 5% of something. (Occupy me! Occupy me!) No, not income. Data usage. Since I had an Unlimited! plan, I foolishly assumed that I didn't have limits on my data usage. Oh no! Now AT&T threatens to "throttle" my data speeds - basically pinch the internet hose so that sweet stream of data is reduced to a trickle - unless I ease up on the browsing.
So technically, by data is still "unlimited," but unlimited data will now be processed by a 2400 baud dial up modem.
AT&T: Making the cable company look good by comparison.