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.  But I can put it down anytime I’d like.

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 tacking on extra costs to 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.

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.

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.