Today’s Gem of Gratitude #232


Today I am thankful for “unlimited” wireless services. In a day and age when so much of what we do on a daily basis is handled via mobile devices, having access to “unlimited” wireless services comes in handy. And it seems that no matter which carrier you consider contracting or not contracting with nowadays, you can pretty much guarantee that you will be able to sign up for “unlimited” wireless services, with the major difference being the price.

Now, I could take some time right now to tell you about how overpriced I think access to “unlimited” wireless services is, and that for the price that most wireless companies charge we should be receiving much more than so-called “unlimited” access to whichever services are included in whichever package they sell us on. But, alas, that is not where I plan to go with this blog entry. Maybe I will save that for another one. After all, the purpose of this blog entry is to give thanks, and I am pretty sure that I am not thankful for price gauging. But I digress.

If someone specifically were to ask me why I am so thankful for “unlimited” wireless services, I would have to say that it is because of the fact that I do not want to have to keep track of every single minute, text message, etc. that I use. I have done it in the past, and I am thankful that I no longer have to do it. Now, that’s not to say that it is not good to keep track of those things, I mean after all, it is beneficial to stay in the know regarding the various aspects of our lives. And even though opting for a wireless plan that would basically require me to keep track of exactly how much of the services that I use might save me a few dollars, in this case, as a person who utilizes her mobile devices extensively on a daily basis the peace of mind that I gain from not having to count minutes, text messages, etc. is well worth the additional cost.

However, just because I have made my peace with the fact that wireless companies overcharge for “unlimited” wireless services, that does not mean that I would not gladly accept and appreciate a reduction in the price for the same services. Should wireless companies ever decide to go that route I will likely be the first one writing them a letter of gratitude. But in the meantime I will continue enjoying the “unlimited” access that I have to my wireless services and balance it out in my budget elsewhere. Be blessed. #lovebythedrop

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