Tuesday, April 29, 2008
At&t Giveth and At&t Taketh away
As some of you know, I have had my eye on the Sony Ericksson W580i cell phone from At&t. I fell in love with this little phone months ago but, alas, we could not afford it, even at its sale price of $50. But I knew that soon we would be able to afford it, so I did not give up hope. And like clock-work, we received our first tax return! After ok-ing with Nik that, yes, I really could buy the new phone. I headed down to the Spring store nearest me and walked right up to the place where the display was last time....and it was gone! No more phone! Not that easily deterred, I started looking around and found that the phone was not on sale anymore. The cheapest I could get it for was $129! Now, as reasonable as that may be for a phone, it is not reasonable for me. I was heartbroken. I would never get my phone now!
Feeling slightly hopeless, I decided to check online to see if there were any deals worth looking at. Surprisingly, no one was selling anything of worth in the classifieds, but I did find something on the At&t website. A refurbished Sony Ericksson W580i, black, for $19.99. Sweet! I followed all procedures and ordered it over the phone. Total: $21.57. SWEET! Screw Spring!
My brand new, used phone arrived yesterday afternoon to much excitement. As I was on my way to work, I couldn't look at it till after dinner. It is so cool! But I had to activate it before I could really do anything. So I followed the directions on the booklet on how to do it over the Internet. To no avail. Being very anxious to use my phone, I just called the 800 number. After a 20 minute conversation with a nice lady named Monique, we figured out that some how the SIM cards got mixed up and one had been shut off, but it was the wrong one, so my new phone won't work. I will find out tonight if I have to send it back or if there is anything I can do on my end. Oh well. I will have my new phone soon.