Even though I’ve only been carrying around my Blackberry for the last little while, I had kept my Fido account open to keep the phone number. Switching it from a “$20-per-month” plan to prepaid to keep the costs down had been on my to-do list for a while, but I never quite got around to it. I call it a “$20-per-month” plan with scare quotes because it didn’t include voicemail ($5), caller ID ($5), system access fees ($6.75), or 911 ($0.50), which meant that without using it at all it was $43/month after tax! On Wednesday I decided I might as well get it over with, so I was browsing around all the phone companies’ websites to see if maybe I’d be better off just abandoning the number and changing to another provider.
New cellphone for me
Originally posted at rich text.