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Payday Update and a few other things

August 14th, 2010 at 09:06 am

Well once again I'm behind posting this but its cause of internet problems. I still had dial up and under normal circumstances it has served me well for a very low cost. But something went wrong with my phone line or something and my dial up still don't work. The phone itself works though. I eventually gave up and decided to get a little closer towards the 21st century. I got cable TV and cable internet. Its very nice and I get a sale price for a year. Still feel like I'm being wasteful though.
When my year is almost up I'll tweak the service to cut down the cost some. But I think the time has come that I will probably have high speed internet for the rest of my life.

From my last paycheck on 8/5/2010 I took out a bit more spending money than usual cause I had a week's vacation and went camping for a couple of days. Went to Mohican and took the 18 mile canoe trip that has become an annual thing with my nephew and his son.
After that and my regular budgeted expences I put an extra $100 towards my mortgage payment. Put $75 towards my travel fund and $73 towards my Antarctica fund. That took care of that check.

About 4 months or so ago I got a Virgin Mobile Pre-Paid cell phone. I had gone a good while without any cell phone but wanted one just for emergencies and such. Well last week it was time to "Top Up" my card to continue service. As soon as I did that I got an email from them that said if I Top Up I could use a promo code for an extra free $20 of service. I called them and told them how it was sent right after I already did it. They were very nice about it and gave me the extra $20 anyways. I had them shut off the text messaging too cause I don't use that feature and keep getting texts that just waste my minutes.
I give them high marks for their customer service.

Well I have to return to work todaty after my week of vacation. Dreading that. It wont be too bad once I actually get there. I hope. :-)

2 Responses to “Payday Update and a few other things”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Welcome to this century! Wink
    We did the cable tv/internet for a while, then trimmed down to just internet. We pay 39.95 for economy internet and that's an expense I'm not willing to give up! Multiple computers in this house and we really enjoy having information at our fingertips. Hope you are enjoying the switch to high speed!

    Thanks for the positive remarks on Virgin Mobile. I'm contemplating their $25/mo 300 minute, unlimited data/text plan - just to see how I like having a data plan. It would be less expensive than adding data to my current Verizon plan and I wouldn't be locked into a contract. Still a way off on this decision though - too much money heading out of this house lately!

  2. Toyguy1963 Says:

    Thanks dmontngrey.
    Thats exactly what our normal price for cable internet is. But I'm getting it for an even $30 for a year. But they have a slower speed thats normally about $27. So I might switch to that after the year. Not sure though.

    I don't know if the Virgin Mobile plan that you mentioned is good or not. But I do know that my calls go through clearly and that I did have a good experience with their customer service. I know what you mean about too much money heading out of the house. I think everyone is dealing with that. Good luck.

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