My old wireless provider billed in advance for services, so when I got a bill stating that I owed for services in February, I thought, "HA! that didn't happen!" and vowed to wait for the next bill, knowing as I do that computers are hard to interrupt. Silly me.
The next bill came adding $11 to the original, and that was followed up by some phone calls advising that I would be sent to collections if I didn't pay.
What I didn't read, and should have acted on, was when you port away from this wireless carrier (I don't believe one is any different than the other in this way), there is a 30 day penalty. My wireless plan was $100 a month ($115 after taxes), so my penalty was high. If I had read this, I would have reduced my services the day before the port, and paid less of a penalty.
I railed at my carrier about this discrepancy for a long time, getting mis-information, and frustration abound, and eventually came to the conclusion that it's not worth it, I'm just going to pay and be done with it.
1 - Are there any positive experiences that you've had with a wireless carrier? I don't count "it just works" as positive, just neutral.
2 -Do you have any tricks that come in handy to get what you'd like out of wireless carriers? I can supplement my non-existant bag of tricks with your tricks.
Thank you again for bearing with me!