So, I called around and set up to have all my utilities shut off next Monday (or Tuesday, for the ones not open on President’s Day), and last I called AT&T to try to cancel my mobile phone service. They’re being ridiculous about the whole thing. Today I learned for the first time that I’ve been under a one year contract with them since 5/10/2002, and that if I want to cancel my service early it will cost me not less than $175. (Interestingly, about 90 minutes into the phone call when I finally got a supervisor, he tried offerring me an alternative way to cencel that could cost upwards of $400…) Conversely, I could buy a new phone and hope it works in Pine (they’re not 100% sure they offer service there) and pay the monthly fee for the rest of the contract I’ve only just learned about today for maybe having service. Or, I can not buy a new phone, switch to the cheapest plan available to my current phone in Phoenix, and just pay them for the next three months for nothing.
OR I can find someone else who wants a mobile phone and have my contract switched into their name. They would only be obligated to pay for service for the remainder of the contract, under whatever plan they choose, using my phone. They could choose to continue using AT&T or cancel or whatever after 5/10/2003. SO does anyone not already have a mobile phone? Maybe you want to try out AT&T’s GSM/GPRS service for a few months before you sign up on your own. Maybe the voices in your head tell you to give me $175 to pay them off right now. Whatever. Anyone who would be interested in such a thing, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.