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 have decided to post something everyday with my new phone and you can follow the progress on twitter, instagram, facebook, pinterest, here and on tumblr - #30DaysNet10. I have also joined up with the "It’s in the Bag" giveaway hop hosted by Life With Two Boys and With Our Best November 5 - 18!
This is a "what’s in your purse?" themed giveaway hop and all of the bloggers involved will be giving away what is in their purse! Okay, maybe not what is actually in their purse but in my case I sort of am, you could win Net10® Android Huawei Ascend II, powered by Android™, 3.5" touch screen, 600 MHz processor, 5 MP camera/video recorder and a 30 day plan for unlimited talk, text, and data.
So, will I convert to Net 10 or stick with my old provider? Hope you follow me while I decide and come back to enter the giveaway.
Here is a jump on some of the giveaway’s extra entries.
New Post!@giant_eagle Has Smartphones?!!? ##30DaysNet10 goo.gl/fb/PDp6a #gianteagle #productreview #wireless
— MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) October 17, 2012
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.