In 2011 Verizon, often considered the leader in wireless communication, decided to stop offering unlimited data plans to new subscribers. If you were a previous subscriber to an unlimited data plan, you were unable to upgrade your phone the traditional way without losing access to your unlimited data. This drove many customers, including myself, to find other ways to get the latest and greatest phones without having to lose their “grandfathered” data plans.
For a few years, there were ways for Verizon customers to work around this limitation through Verizon itself! One way you could do this is, if you had a family plan with multiple lines that did not have unlimited data plans, you could rotate your upgrades. Like many customers with family plans in the past 5 to 10 years, not all used smartphones, or needed to have the latest and greatest phone out there. If you had Grandma on your plan with her uneducated phone (non-smartphone AKA Flip Phone), you could use her upgrade, and switch the upgraded phone to your unlimited data plan. In doing this, you could either give Grandma your old smartphone, or reactivate her uneducated phone to her line! This satisfied your need/want for a new smartphone, without losing your unlimited data. Win-win! What was even better is that you could reactivate that uneducated phone and not have to pay for the data plan that you initially added to the line in order to purchase the new smartphone. Well Verizon, and I’m sure others got hip to this work around! About one or two years ago, Verizon started to link your contract to the actual data plan itself, and not whether or not you had a smartphone active on the line. If you upgraded to a smartphone, you would have to pay that extra $30+ a month whether or not the smartphone was active on that specific line or not. What a bummer!
Do you ever feel like you're doing too much? Do you ever have problems with saying no, whether at work or in your personal life? Do you always seem to have more tasks to complete than you have time to complete those tasks? Well you're not alone! In most cases saying no is much easier once you consider the eventual juggling act you may need to perform in order to satisfy all the yeses.
Essentialism by Greg McKeown, as its tag states, is about The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. McKeown outlines the importance of not only saying no, but saying yes to the right things, and regaining control of how you use your time.
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