When we got with Direct TV, I was told we could bundle their bill with our phone and Internet from CenturyLink and save a little money. After a couple of months of service with Direct TV, their bill still wasn't added onto our phone bill, in spite of calls I had made both to Direct TV and Centurylink.
Today I called again, and was informed that the only way I could bundle the Direct TV bill with CenturyLink would be if I were a new CenturyLink customer. Ah. Now they tell me; so the Direct TV representative lied to me. Oh, the lady at the phone company said they are working on it, and at some time in the future they should be able to bundle with Direct TV. Unfortunately, she didn't know how long it would be before this happens.
I've been telling Cliff that I intended to get rid of my cell phone after he retires; I just don't use it enough to warrant the bill. Now I've had a change of plans: Since CenturyLink won't bundle, I told them I'd keep the Internet, but they can have their phone. Our home phone hardly ever rings, unless it's for someone who gave our number to a creditor and isn't paying their bills; I certainly won't miss that. Oh yeah, and at election time I get political calls, and sometimes some sort of highway patrol person or sheriff's association calls wanting a donation for something.
So I'll keep my cell phone after all. It's nice to be able to keep in touch with Cliff when we're at Walmart anyhow.
It looks like we'll be saving $35 a month on the phone bill; I think perhaps Direct TV will charge a few bucks more now, simply because they like to be plugged into a phone line. They think you're more likely to rent movies if you can do it with the remote.
Still, we should be saving money in the long run.
Would you believe I spent forty-five minutes on the phone getting transferred from this person to that one, waiting on hold, being passed from one to the next? Very frustrating. I just hope I made the right choice. But wait, if I decide I made the wrong choice and sign up with CenturyLink again, I'll be a new customer: Maybe then they'll bundle our bill?
All these decisions have worn me out; I think I'll go take a nap.