I’ve made a few changes to our household communications – I ditched my treo 600 (and relatively expensive cellular plan) and got a new, plain cellphone and joined Ana’s cell account. So instead of my $60 cell bill, both of them together will be $60. And that’s before Ana reimburses $50 for work. That’s right, we’ll be paying $10 for two cellphones per month. After that move, I signed up for Vonage so we’ll have a home phone for the first time in years. We would have gone with a traditional land line if it weren’t for the $200 fee to get phone service hooked up to the house (new construction, has never had phone service). We’re going with Vonage’s $14.99/month plan which should be ample.
I got rid of the Treo because it started locking up again when I received calls, and often when trying to make outbound calls it would immediately say No Service and drop it. It would often take 8-10 attempts to get an outgoing call to take. The last time this happened (6 months ago maybe), I purchased a new battery and the problem went away. But, being fed up with it, and wanting to make the changes mentioned above kept me from just buying a new battery this time around.
It’ll be a little strange not carrying around a pda like I have for the past 8 years. But I really haven’t used much of the pda functionality since graduating from college. Now I’m like the rest of the population with a nice small cellphone.