See ya, AT&T. Howdy, AT&T…

There’s lots of talk in the media about how addictive our mobile technology has become, and without a doubt, a smartphone has been firmly gripped in my hand for more than a decade now.  I got my first Blackberry in 2004. And my first iPhone in 2007. And my first Android in 2009.  But I can put my smartphone down anytime I’d like.

It’s a Galaxy S8+, by the way. My current smartphone, I mean.

Regardless of my state of addiction, one thing I’m not keen on is the huge costs associated with feeding said addiction. So in the last couple of years, with AT&T continually increasing the cost of my grandfathered unlimited plans, I’ve switched to T-Mobile.  But T-Mobile’s coverage in my particular corner of the world is rather spotty to downright awful. Which saw me return back to AT&T once they debuted new unlimited plans in 2017.

And now, I’m about to wave bye-bye to AT&T yet again. Only not really, since I’m switching to Cricket, which not only uses AT&T’s spectrum and towers but is also wholly owned by them as well.

The cons I know going in include throttled speeds compared to AT&T. The pros I know going in…well, cutting my cell phone bill by more than 50% while still maintaining unlimited data for three lines. And of course, using AT&T’s towers.

It sounds like a win-win, and it’ll be an interesting experiment if nothing else.

 

Back on Android

…so I left the Apple ecosystem – from a mobile perspective – back in November. And went back to Android.

It’s something I do on occasion. And I fully expect to have an iPhone in my hand again at some point in the future. Just not this generation.

My eldest child has been on Android full-time since he traded his iPhone 5 for an HTC One M7 way back when. And he’s stayed with it.

Meanwhile, the youngest has never strayed from iOS, although he refuses to go to iOS 11.

I suspect I’ll always be willing to see what both sides have to offer. And whatever comes next, too.

I’ve been a bit lazy…

….over the last few years of keeping the website up and running. Let alone content in place or the like.

While I’m not absolutely positive, I don’t think I’ve regularly updated and/or maintained my website since 2011 or so.

Today, that’ll change.

Maybe.