Sigh. Filled with righteous anger I called around. What cell phone companies provide decent service for a reasonable price?
Verizon. Switched to Sprint and hated it.
Verizon. Switched to small provider and hated it.
Verizon. Switched to T-Mobile and hated it.
Hello, Verizon. I'd like to look into some different plans that don't have unlimited data for ridiculous amounts of money.
So now I have unlimited talk and text, twelve GB of data, calls to Canada, and $2 a day if I use my phone in Canada. The only problem that I could see is that living six blocks from the Canadian border they routinely think I am in Canada, but the rep said that I could always call and tell them I wasn't in Canada that day and it shouldn't be a problem
I'm modifying my data behaviour to reduce my data usage. Set my podcast app to only download new episodes off WiFi which shouldn't be a big deal since I have WiFi at home and at work, as well as most hotels and campgrounds at which I stay. I'll reevaluate the data in a couple months and maybe I can save a bit more money by reducing the data plan to 6GB.
Meanwhile I'm saving about $25 a month over what I would have been paying (excluding the Canada $2 bit) so it'll probably end up costing me about the exact same as what I was paying on average.
Mmm the crow tastes good.