I have a flip phone, it is falling apart, I lost the charger and it doesn’t have web capability. I’ve been waiting for 2-3 months to qualify for a partial upgrade. They couldn’t tell me what the rebate would be until the very day because the computer didn’t know. I found out today that the upgrade is $50 for the best Android in the store. WOOHOO! But in order to get the upgrade I need to renew my contract for 2 more years. If I want to cancel my contract I have to pay $400. If I just want to buy the phone with no rebate it is $500. Is that little phone really worth $500?
What I really want is an i-phone but that means I need $400 to break my current contract because I don’t have AT&T or Verizon. Then I have to go to the Apple store, buy an i-phone and sign a 2 year contract.
With all the technology and gadgets today, I don’t understand why buying cell phones and contracts involve so much commitment and money. Two years is a long time to commit to anything in my world. I don’t even know if I will need that phone in 2 years. You can buy a pretty decent camera for $200, no commitment. Why not a cell phone?
Cell phone companies have too much power and because we don’t have a choice, they’ll always have that power. I’ve always admired people that can exist without cell phones. I would love to boycott!