Would you believe I don’t own a smartphone?!!? Yep, I don’t. I am actually a little embarrassed to admit this especially after the last blogger event I attended and I was the only one there who was not tweeting, instagraming or making a video with my phone.
Giant Eagle asked if I wanted to try out their phone and wireless service for 30 days I said – heck yeah!
Actually, I said maybe because, I like my wireless phone provider and wondered if the phone would work with them after I was done with the review. In short, it won’t but I took them up on their offer because maybe after the 30 days I will have found a new wireless provider that I like and I get a free phone out of it. Oh, and I get to giveaway a Net 10 Huawei Ascend II lucky reader! More on that later.
I am not unfamiliar with pay as you go wireless. I prefer it! In fact, I buy my top off cards at Giant Eagle because I get fuel perks. I have been with my current carrier for seven years and as long as I don’t have to call them for anything they are great! Customer service over the phone – sucks! Their customer service via twitter and email and their rates is why I stay with them. All in all I am happy with my pay as you go provider and their rates but this opportunity to explore another provider is pretty cool.
So far, I am digging this phone and all it can do!
Once I determined I can only use the phone with Net 10, I explored the service plans that are offered with my new phone. I was excited to see that there is a $35 dollar plan that had 750 minutes and unlimited data. That is better than my current plan that only has 300 minutes and unlimited data! Not that it matters, last month I only used 80 minutes of talk time so I am really just looking at the data plans and for a fleeting instant I thought I may have found a new provider. Than I took a closer look at the box and saw that the phone only works with the $50 plan. My current provider offers three levels of service and I can use any one of them on any of their phones. I am facing a big dilemma. Will the next 30 days convert me to Net 10 forever?
I received the phone and service plan as described to facilitate this review but was not compensated in any other form for this post. The opinions are 100% my own.