For several reasons, The Last And Final Mrs. T has deemed it time to switch cell phone carriers from AT&T to Verizon. (The reasons—if any—for the original selection remain shrouded in history.) So yesterday we went to the phone store.
The Good News: She’ll save a few dollars per month.
The Bad News: There’s no bundle benefit for consolidating our phone with our other Verizon services.
The Good News: There’s a limited special deal starting today.
The Bad News: We’ll have to go back to the store for the new deal.
The Good News: We have to get new phones.
The Bad News: The new phones cost up to $700.
The Good News: The special deal includes a $700 rebate.
The Bad News: The new phone is the larger iPhone 6 (Willitfitinmypocket??).
The Good News: We’ll sign up, then use the rebate when we get it to pay off my new phone—or switch to the smaller new iPhone SE.
The Bad News: I think things were simpler in TGOD.
The Good News: I get a new gadget.
The Bad News: The new gadget isn’t much different from the old one.
There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight
I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
— The Who
UPDATE: June 12—The new iPhone 6s fits fine in my pocket. It is thinner than the iPhone 5 and that seems to help. And of course the slightly larger size is easier to use.
The guy at the shop put on a screen protector that looks very good (a task I had given up on anyway after the screen bubbles the last time) and a back-case. Unfortunately my trick card-carrying phone case wouldn’t migrate.
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