My smartphone goes everywhere with me. Checking email and facebook, tweeting, even playing games or reading on the Kindle app: I love how I can do pretty much anything with it. Not to mention it keeps the kids entertained while we run errands.
But there are certain places around my town where I can’t do anything but make a call or text unless I’m connected to wireless. My house is one of those places, so if our internet is down, I can’t keep up with emails through my phone. Not a huge deal most of the time since that’s only a concern when a storm knocks out our power, but it’s still frustrating.
Another place that I get terrible reception is at soccer practice. Yeah, yeah, I should be watching my kids, but you know I suck as a soccer mom and don’t keep my eyes on practice the entire time. I blame four nights of practice every week for shortening my attention span. But, I can’t even check in on the fields because my reception stinks.
To be honest, I don’t know if any other provider would be any better in either of those two places, but it does make me wonder if I really have the best carrier or if another would be better. Yet, I stay with my same provider, figuring they are probably all the same: something a lot of us do when it comes to our wireless providers!
A study conducted by U.S. Cellular tells us that 43 percent of those polled are comfortable with their wireless but think there might be something better out there. Yet, like me, respondents don’t really want to call it quits because it seems like it would be too much trouble to switch carriers or they don’t want to have to sign a new contract on a new plan.
Our phones are supposed to make life simpler and easier to get things done. If it’s not doing that, maybe it’s time for a switch. U.S. Cellular provides customers with unique benefits such as the industry’s only points-based rewards program, no contract after the first contract ends, free incoming calls and texts, free Overage Protection and free Battery Swap for your device. Maybe it’s time to take a look at their plans.
Who is your wireless carrier? Are you happy with them?
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