February 21st, 2005

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

New Phones

Cingular finally got around to releasing the s710a but they want $450 with a two year contract (amazon shows $270 after rebates but they also won't let you place an order right now). That's $50 more than they want for a Treo 650 ($320 at amazon). So much for considering the s710a as a backup plan in case I decide I want something cheaper than the Treo 650.

My current provider (t-mobile) still hasn't released any interesting phones in quite a while.
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Playing Telephone

Time to get a new long distance carrier. We're currently with Sprint but they're kind of expensive, especially for in-state calls.

I found an online long distance comparison site which seems to suggest that Pioneer Telephone is our best bet. $0.027/minute state-state and $0.049/minute in-state. Reading the terms it appears that their rates are actually double that but they give you a "50% discount" as long as you pay on time. Interesting. $1/month billing fee if the bill is under $15 unless you do online billing.