|Should I also get a pointy boob bra to go with my new landline lifestyle?|
Remember how my phone died awhile ago? And I costed out the options? But then my phone started working again?
Well, it's totally gone now. I mean, it turns on, but when I push the buttons, nothing happens. And it doesn't ring when people call me. And the alarm clock doesn't go.
|This does mean, on the upside, that I now am in the market for an adorable new ALARM CLOCK!|
Oh, hello, ModCloth...
So, here's a recap of my current phone situation:
I have an old-timey non-smart phone with 2.5 months left on the contract. My cell phone is through a different company than my cable/internet/landline SO, when my contract expires, I am going to get a new phone (iPhone!!) to bundle with the rest of my shizz to get a better deal and save money.
|Rest assured that, once I have an iPhone, I will get a retro headset like Lenny Kravitz.|
Sigh. Oh, Lenny Kravitz. Has The Hunger Games opened yet? Not yet? Sigh.
2.5 months, people. Rather than buy a phone to use for 2.5 months, I am simply going CELL PHONE COLD TURKEY until such time as I can get my iPhone. This sounds drastic, until you realize that I use my cell for 2 things currently:
1) alarm clock in the mornings
2) to say goodnight to my Frugal Advisor at night
|"Hello?" "Hello!" "Hi!"|
"Wait, who's the third person on the phone?"
"I don't know. How was your day?"
As my friends and acquaintances have come to realize, I don't usually answer my phone and I never think to check for text messages. There are a few businesses that only have my cell phone # (dentist, hair stylist, etc.) so I can check for messages (which are largely of the "Calling to remind you of your appointment!" variety) from any phone.
Basically, this isn't really a frugal thing (since I'm still paying $30/month for 3 months for a phone that doesn't do anything but sit pretty on my dressing table), but it will certainly be a challenge. Actually? It won't even be that much of a challenge, since I hardly use my phone... wait, no, it is a challenge. If I can go 2.5 months without any cell phone whatsoever, then do I even need to add one when the contract expires? Possibly not...
So, it's an experiment in Amish-style cell-phone-free living!