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Monday, July 8, 2013

Time is fleeting

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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-Matt

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