Everybody's jumping on the "phone freedom" bandwagon - that's not new. But having worked for years on the carrier side of the business, I gotta tell you, I've never thought about it as much as I have of late.
The reason? I'm no longer in the carrier business and now I'm in the situation of having my family tied to one carrier while I'm tied to another (I will confess, it felt very strange standing in an AT&T store earlier this week). I apologize in advance to my T-Mo buds.
While I am happy with my new Curve I'm not happy to be living the life of the two-carrier family. Sure, I could sync everybody up with the same carrier, but it'll cost me. New phones...new plans...it ain't cheap. Hence Hank's rant.
Hank's vid provides some pertinent examples of why our lack of phone freedom doesn't make sense, when you consider the other things in our lives that we can't seem to live without. Computers. Yep. Hi-speed Internet. Fo 'sho.
It's a 6 minute listen, but Hank's worth the listen.
Here's to all the other two-carrier families. I'm now feeling your pain.
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