Thursday, 12 March 2009

New phone: LG Reveal

You can see why I chose this one, right? Instead of one of the three free phones I qualified for? Granted, the Blackberry Pearl was cute, but the keyboard was so tiny I'd end up frustrated before I even had it a day. There was also a Sony and some other one, neither of which had the "deer in the headlights" appeal of this purple LG Reveal. Once I saw this one, nothing else stood a chance! I had earned, over the course of my three year contract with Bell, a $250 credit which I put towards the cost of the phone ($349), and by switching around my contract, I saved another $30. I forked over $52.45 (inc. tax) for it. I didn't actually save anything overall, as I then dropped my original plan to $25 p/mth (+$8.95 service fee and .75 911 fee). I then added a $20 "fun bundle" which includes almost everything but the kitchen sink! I can download music, use it as an MP3 player, have unlimited texting, 2.0 megapixel camera, blah, blah, blah.

So, I've actually just increased the amount I pay per month by $10, when my original plan was to cut it back by at least that much. Hmm. I can change the "fun bundle" (decrease it to $10), but will try out my new over-the-top contract for a month and see how it goes from there.

But my phone is pretty...

I've driven only one day this week, and will manage not to drive tomorrow or Saturday either, which is great. It has, however, been a VERY spendy week:

Book $10.50
Cat food $6.35 (12 tins, using Superstore "Superbucks") + free bag of dry!

Chinese delivery $63.09 (for me & D, who says he'll pay for the trip to Skagway on Tues in return)

Visa payment $99.49 (up to date)
Tim's $3.48 (tea & danish. I heard today that someone in Yellowknife won a car yesterday...)
Stamps $5.67

Sandwich $6.95 (lunch...some sort of Greek wrap. Ick. Olives...)
New phone $52.45
Tim's $1.92 (tea)

AND I'm also going out for an Indian food dinner tonight (some of my favourite, although I've not tried the restaurant here yet). It's a friend's birthday tomorrow, so there are four of us going. One has never had Indian food before, so this will be fun. I took out all my jar money this morning, so have to divvy it up when I get home. I'll be a bit short in a couple of categories as I used cash to pay for the phone, but it'll be fine overall.

I have an interview tomorrow morning (oral component and Part 2 of the one last week), so fingers crossed. I need a good sleep tonight, so it'll be an early one for me.


Mary said...

Well you are right - that is one cute phone!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-that phone is just soo lovely!! Good luck with the interview and hope you enjoyed your Indian meal too!

Anonymous said...

Nice phone!!! :) Good luck on your interview!!

C - The Asian Pear said...

Oh my gosh! It's so pretty! I love the colour purple!!

Anonymous said...

That phone IS cute!!

I saw it at the cell phone store here, and loved how the keypad had purple buttons too! ;)

Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

You lost me when you said Tim's. Oh how I miss Tim Hortons. Oh oh oh it makes me sad thinking about it. Why oh why don't they have Tim Hortons in England? Why oh why don't they ship?

The phone is lovely, by the way!

Good Luck with the interview!!!

Living Almost Large said...

Cute phone, I'd better hide it before my DH sees it and wants it instead of the stupid iphone.

Anonymous said...

ooooh, love the phone!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi again!! Just wanted to say thanks so much for your kind words and support, they've been very much appreciated. I do wish you the very best on your financial goals and good luck for the future my dear!