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New Mobile Service

Last week I mentioned I was switching from Verizon Wireless to Xfinity Mobile.  New level achieved.  All is quite good!

New Mobile Service – Xfinity Mobile

Changing mobile/cellular/wireless providers seems daunting.  I’ve been with Verizon for years now. They weren’t an awful provider.  So, it took a lot to convince me to change.

Like many tasks that seem daunting, this one wasn’t at all daunting when I finally just did it.

On Thursday, I filled out an on-line form which took about 4 minutes.  Xfinity processed my order and got me a new SIM card on Monday.

I filled out another web form which took me 4 minutes.  The most difficult part of that was figuring out my PIN for my Verizon Wireless account.

I switched out the the SIM card in my iPhone. One re-boot of the phone and I had activated my new carrier.  I did have to re-set-up my voicemail which took 30 seconds.

Amazingly, other than the carrier name in the upper left-hand portion of my phone screen, nothing has changed.  Great service.  All my phone data and e-mail functionality was completely unchanged.

Are you a candidate for really cheap wireless service from Comcast?

  • Do you use less than 1 or 2 gig of data each month?
  • Are you currently an Xfinity customer for cable television or internet?
  • Is your current smart-phone not locked and relatively up-to-date?
  • Does one cellular line meet your needs?
  • Do you not care about international coverage?

Having met all those criteria.  Actually, I use less than 1 gig of data on average each month.  My cell phone bill was reduced from about $64 to about $14 a month.  Plus, I will be getting a pre-paid VISA card for $100 for my efforts!

Xfinity uses Verizon cell towers, so my network didn’t change at all.  I also have access to Xfinity HotSpots in a LOT more places than I used to.

Finally, Thaddeus and I both agreed on one thing. All this really does is make our monthly Comcast costs a little less exorbitant.  I personally think paying $190 a month for cable television and internet is ridiculous.  So reducing the total cost by $50 a month makes it a bit less ridiculous.

Current Knitting

I have been making limited progress with the Ensign Brook DK Cardigan.

Ensign Brook DK Cardigan 06-28-19 01

I have about 20 more rows before the front-neck-opening shaping is complete.  I’m hopeful I’ll be working on the sleeves by this weekend.

I also ordered some of the discontinued Cascade Casablanca to make more of the Cross-Hatch Scarves (or maybe even a stole-size version of it???).

Cross Hatch Yarn Casablanca Cascade

While I love the colors of this yarn on the hank, I honestly think they look even better when knit up.  Can’t wait to start banging out more Cross Hatch Scarves.

3 comments on “New Mobile Service

  1. Do you have a link to the pattern for the Ensign cardigan? Every time I type it in to Google it brings me right back to your blog and I can’t seem to find a way around this!
    I love this and I’d love to knit it for my other half.

    1. There is no pattern. I’m designing it as I go along. I doubt I will write it up as a pattern but I’d be glad to provide general stitch counts, lengths, etc.

      1. Thank you so much for the offer but i’m not that good! I have to follow a pattern then I can knit almost anything but no without!
        Thank you Joe!

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