Certainly has been a while since I have updated my blog! I can't believe it has been a year since I have been on prepaid service.
A lot has happened since my last post on 9/17/12.
On October 4th I accepted a new job!
On October 5th my apartment building had a serious fire. I unfortunately was 2 apartments away from the source and I lost almost everything I owned. I was camping, so I literally could fit all my belongings in the trunk of my car with space to spare.
The road to recovery is certainly long and arduous. I had renters insurance, however it only covered just over half of what I lost. I have been able to replace things but still have a ways to go.
I am so happy I was on an unlimited prepaid service (Straight Talk) because, just in the month of October, I used over 2500 minutes, thousands of texts and countless gigabytes of data just dealing with the aftermath of the fire. On my Verizon plans had only 400 anytime minutes and I would have burned through that in 2 days.
My galaxy Nexus has been a trooper. Since I lost everything it became my primary Internet source for weeks. That phone kept up and provided a decent enough Web experience the do most of what I needed.
Not all is bad
I have been fortunate even during an extremely difficult part of my life. I have traveled to the Caribbean in January for a week. Then, in March, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to New Zealand for 2 weeks.
Let me tell you, having a simple based phone was great. So easy to just get service while traveling.
Look for my upcoming 1 year review of Straight Talk, as well as my analysis of the ever growing prepaid services. It certainly seems a lot of folks have become fed up with the high costs of contracts and want the freedom of prepaid more and more.
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I started Straight talk on July 12th. I can't believe how fast one month has past and I look forward to using this service more. I am using the T-Mobile network sim, but Straight Talk also offers use of the AT&T network if T-Mobile coverage is not as good in your area.
For those that have not read yet, here is a link to my post about straight talk and their service.
So within the past few weeks, Verizon and AT&T have announced and/or launched their shared data plans (Verizon going all into their shared philosophy as the only offering to new customers). They say it will save you money, but I trust them like a trust a dog holding onto my steak while I warm up my grill. These big companies just keep making up ways to separate you from money you work hard to earn, in the world where over the past 5 years the average American yearly income has dropped almost $5,000........screw them for taking advantage of us!