Thursday, August 12, 2010

Postpaid Special Offer






Noong isang linggo ay may tumawag sa akin mula sa Globe. Dahil masipag daw ako mag-reload (30 pesos kada araw) ay nabunot nila ang aking number for a very special offer. I will be given a new phone from Samsung. Touch screen ito at ang price tag sa mga mall ay umaabot ng 7K plus. Tao lang ako para hindi mabulag sa kinang ng bagong telepono at dahil libre ito kung papayag akong maging postpaid subscriber ay madali lang akong napa-yes sa ahente.

Subalit meron pa akong remaining balance na hindi pa nase-settle hanggang sa ngayon. Ito ay sa dati kong linya ng telepono na pinaputol matapos marealize kung gaano ito kasakit sa bulsa. Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit mabilis ko ring binawi ang matamis kong oo sa kausap. Kunsabagay, kaya ko rin namang mabuhay sa paload-load (na inuutang) lang.

Ngunit mapilit ang binatang ahente at talagang kinausap pa nito ang kanyang manager para idulog ang aking problema. Walang kaso daw kahit mayroon akong pending balance sa kanila. Na-draw na daw ang aking number at ito'y hindi na mababawi pa. Sa madaling sabi ay tagumpay ang marketing department sa kanilang campaign. Bukod sa dalawang taong contract sa Globe ay mababawasan ng P500 ang aking kinikita kada buwan.






But would people ever believe that just two years ago, I used to pay 3 thousand pesos every month for my phone bill. The hefty price was paid in part out of the desire to be in constant contact with the ex-boyfriend. I would call him every day for the next four years to know if he went to work in the morning and call him again at night to make sure he arrives home. Eventually he learned to send a text message announcing his whereabouts, but habits then were nearly impossible to break. I would call him everytime he needs to talk (sometimes just to say "I miss you" which would eventually mean as something else) and even share phone credits just for him to text back. (because he doesn't have enough money to pay for a reload while affording a vanity soap he found at a mall)

Receiving the box of the new cellphone accidentally opened some old wounds I thought were already gone. It stings when I am reminded that the money spent on the bill could have been my savings. The Samsung phone is now under my possession. Glad to say that my gadget taste is improving.

Yet now I am feeling strangely withdrawn.

Meanwhile, the Nokia I bought last year will be handed over to my mother. She will have a new phone.






So I start a revolution from my bed
'Cause you said the brains I had went to my head
Step outside, summertime's in bloom
Stand up beside the fireplace
Take that look from off your face
You ain't ever gonna burn my heart out

Oasis
Don't Look Back In Anger






16 comments:

♥ ruby ♥ said...

so you have a new number? text text. :D

Nimmy said...

nice looking phone you have there mister. shala! super shalaaaaa! bagay na bagay sa isang shalang blogger like you :)

red the mod said...

This is a portent. Of a new beginning, and a change of pace. Darn. Now I'm techno-craving. Malabo na ang pangarap kong laptop by December. These are hard times.

But it's good to reward yourself once in a while.

Eternal Wanderer... said...

call me.

0917-DATE-TYO

weeeeee

soltero said...

WOW...new phone!!! and yeah mas mabuti na yang post paid kesa pa load load ka daily! :P

orally said...

it's a good enough deal considering the money you spend for daily reload.
but that thing about the ex, damn!

Désolé Boy said...

am sooo poor..prepaid lang gamit ko..hehe

i wonder if am gonna do the same for that samsung phone..touch screen?? cool!!

~Carrie~ said...

Ah, the irony in this entry. It's not about the phone, it's the lines of communication and connected memories.

Hamo, kahit walang kinalaman sa sitwasyon, HUGS

LOL

Dhon said...

3k? huwwaattt... grabeh naman..

Alterjon said...

the feeling is mutual (sigh).

paci said...

wala ka naman current bf para maging 3k ang bill mo. =)
hmmm, pero depende rin sa dami ng boylet. AY!!!!

paci said...

uunahan na kita mu[g]en. GUSTO KONG MAGING BOYLET MO! APIR!!! =)

shenanigans said...

be more responsible this time..

iurico said...

Do you know that most of the mobile/telecommunications companies in Europe and some territories in Australia have already cut the mandatory 2-yr locked in period for postpaid mobiles?

I dont see why the DOTC shouldn't initiate the same policies with our telecommunications company considering that phone models depreciate faster than you can say "Nokia" and prepaid offers give you your money's worth (except for the occasional kinakain na load).

Im just saying... hehe

canonista said...

Bakit touchscreen na Samsung ang binigay sa iyo? May wi-fi ba yan? Sa akin wala eh.

Libre lang din itong phone na ito pagkatapos mag expire ng two year contract lock up ko sa kanila. Globe. I love Globe!

Anonymous said...

sis! haluerr send mo sa akin yang bago mong number? hehehe
and send my kiss n hug kay papa dingdong! lol!

xoxo