Let me run you through a little scenario to explain the way my cell phone has been behaving over the past seven months or so:
Caller: Eh oh a oh eh ooh...
Jane: I'm sorry, hang on. I can't hear anything you're saying - I'll call you back from another phone.
If this had happened with every call, I might have addressed it sooner. However, it happened randomly enough that I might have a day or two of acceptable call quality and start to forget what a piece of junk my phone had become. Then it would go bad again.
Last week I finally informed my phone company that I am taking my business elsewhere. My contract expires early next month and I knew I had a small window of cancellation opportunity before they sneakily renewed me. I ordered a fancy new phone from another company that's small and shiny and has a camera and a color screen and fun ringtones (some of which aren't too annoying). In other words, it's the kind of modern phone that everyone else already has.
I left behind my old phone number in the transition, but I don't anticipate that being a problem. Sometimes it's kind of nice to get a new cell phone or a new e-mail address and have a fresh start. It doesn't take long before the unwanted calls and e-mails return, but there's a brief respite in between.
Now that I have a camera phone, I'm planning to start a moblog. I'll try to get it set up this weekend or next weekend and I'll post the link as soon as it's up.
Have a great Wednesday!