Earlier I set out my requirements for a cell phone. I thought my needs were minimal and I could get by with a low-end phone and plan.
I would really like BlueTooth, so I cannot go with Verizon, which really is not all that bad since my wife already has a T-Mobile account, and we should really get the family plan. Nobody ever told us about merging cell phone accounts when we checked out the wedding planning guides.
So, if I stick with T-Mobile, I have a very limited number of phones to choose from, and the intersection with the Apple iSync devices list seems to leave me only the Sony Ericsson T610, the lesser version of the T616 I have been considering.
It is an open-faced design, although I wanted a flip-phone.
Now I have to figure out how to buy the thing. Cellular plans, or, at least T-Mobile’s, seems so complicated. The last time I did this sort of research was several years ago and the only difference in plans was the number of minutes (and they gave me the phone for free).
My wife called T-Mobile to see if we could add a phone to her account, and they gave her the medium pressure sales pitch that if she did not add it this week the price would go up and there would be less features.
Why does this have to be so painful?