My mobile phone contract

This month my 18-month phone contract with O2 came to an end, so deciding to keep my existing handset (the O2 Xda Orbit) I chose a cheaper tariff, enabling me to save a massive £15.00 per month.

But I still get more text messages and phone call minutes bundled with my tariff (Online simplicity 25 with Unlimited Web Bolt On) than I know what to do with.

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Let’s start with text messages.  I get 1,000 per month.

One thousand.

Ten times ten times ten.

Or if you’re Roman: M.

When do I have the time to send 1,000 text messages every month?!

Let’s say there’s an average of 30 days per month, and I’m awake for 16 hours per day.  That means that I need to send around 33 texts per day, at just over 2 per hour every hour to take best advantage of that offer.

And that’s not even taking into account the 620 minutes that I need to use making telephone calls.

Calls

Six-hundred and twenty minutes of voice calls I get bundled in with my calling package.

That’s over 10 hours!

When am I going to have the time to speak to folks on the phone for over ten hours a month, don’t they know I’m spending most of that time composing texts?!

Actual

Last month I used:

  • 104 minutes of calls
  • 11 text messages
  • 19 KB of data (on an unlimited data package)

What I’ve not been blogging about

I’ve been meaning to blog for ages … just can’t justify putting blogging that high on my list of priorities, I’m sorry to say.

Here’s a few things that I’ve not been blogging about:

  • Visit to see Mum in Selkirk … oh, I think I did blog about that come to think of it.
  • Sister and brother and families visiting last weekend.
  • Working hard to finish the new website for the Christian Fellowship of Healing (Scotland).
  • I’m scheduled to preach at Newport-on-Tay again this weekend … need to find the time to write the sermon.
  • Installing Apache Tomcat (it’s a special kind of Web server that allows you to run software written in the Java language).
  • Cycling.
  • I’m still on antibiotics to fight a kidney-related infection … bah!
  • Holiday (at home) booked for next week.
  • Queen album review … must find time to write that post.
  • Twins group at Ninewells.

That’s your lot for now … back to the website.