What the Heck is an LX High Cost Surcharge?

So on to the subject of the day… cell phones. I realize that much has already been said about cell phones, for instance in Lethal Weapon 4, they have a long F-word conversation about them.

I have to say, I agree with everything they said. You see, when I first got my cell phone, it was 40 minutes a month for 19.95. That was back when more than 40 minutes would cost the same as a manned flight to mars. Eventually, as technology improved, prices came down, and I was able to get 200 minutes a month for 29.99. This was a great deal, and I NEVER went over. I’m a guy. I don’t talk that much on the phone.

Fast forward. I meet a nice girl. We become friends. She likes the phone. We talk an hour a day. NOW, I get my cell phone bill for 899.95. Ok, that sucked. I’d better up my minutes. So I upgrade to the 900 minute a month plan. The next month my bill is 300$. Much better, but still way the heck more than I can afford. But that’s the biggest national plan they have. So I spend 6 months paying 300$ a month.

Then the girl and I stop talking. My next bill is 69.99$. Dang, that’s a lot of money considering I only talked on the phone for 4 minutes that month. So I called and downgraded my plan to the 29$ one again. Fast forward 12 months. I meet another girl, and go back to the 900$ bill. So I upgrade my plan again. For Incredipete’s sake, are “additional minutes” really worth 4$ each? Why do the first 900 minutes only cost 7.5 Cents apiece, and then they go up. Is there some kind of incremental cost attached to those extra minutes? Does the phone company have to crank up another generator to get those minutes to you? NO, it’s GOUGING.

Ah, gouging… my old friend. We meet again.

So now I am on what I call the “level pay” plan with the phone company, which means I always keep the 900 minute plan for 69$ a month, and when I’m single I use 4 minutes a month, and when I’m dating I use 300$ worth a month. But at least I never get an 800$ surprise.

  12 comments for “What the Heck is an LX High Cost Surcharge?

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Was it his stunningly good facial features and shaved head, or was it his bulging biceps that reminded you of me?

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kimmy Yea, today I saw a road construction guy holding a road sign that looked EXACTLY like you. He was so hot.

  3. Big
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Big C the Pimpin Funkmaster What works for me is no cell phone. That way, no one ever knows where you are or bugs you. You don’t know how many times I’ve been told by my fiance “It would be nice if you had a cell phone”. I love it because no one ever knows where I am. The men can appreciate that. $900 for a cell phone bill, that can’t be. That’s not possible, is it?

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Yeah, it couldn’t possibly be because you don’t want to talk to them… HA!

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: monkeyshag you could do what i do. just get a pager and then don’t return pages. works every time. women get the idea that you must be important since you never have time to call them back.

  6. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Well Roger, unfortunately we don’t have the pay-as-you-go plan here. The closest thing we have is a pre-paid phone, but you get a set amount of minutes with those, after which they cease to operate. Not very helpful.

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Roger Hi Incredipete, how come you lot pay so much for cell calls? I know the UK is only small, but our calls seem to get cheaper every year. Then again, as a married man not given to using the phone, my charges were 20 quid for the whole year. Pay-as-you-go, inclusive!(Sorry) Probably due to high competition in a small market. If you must chat to the ladies by phone, move to England. p.s What’s a ficker. We don’t have them here.

  8. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: jamey Dear Nasty-mouthed B’z and GL’z: You are so nasty…the only reason that I am reading this page and answering is ’cause I can’t sleep. Nobody will know how nice you are Incredipete, if you keep up this Charade! Then you’ll never find a Mrs. Incredipete and the rest of us will be stuck with you. Arghh! People that write to other people’s web pages to email mean-spirited messages are (must be) stranger than you Incredipeter. You just don’t listen to them dear! They obviously don’t answer Miss Manner’s column. Now I want you all to know that to write grumpy hateful notes to strangers implies ignorance and ill-breeding. So all of you foul-mouthed haters out there beware of your yin otherwise your Yangs will get you into a ditch. Capiche? Now Incredipete you just continue to be truly American and voice your opinion. Then of you need to read and be still. If you don’t have anything constructive to add then go fly a kite. Worthless is as worthless does. An older-fashioned friend. Jamey

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete ROFL. I’ll pay to have it repainted. My mistake. Better yet, why don’t you give that one to “Mr. ‘Lynne'” and I’ll get you another one in black. It’s the least I can do after such an huge error.

  10. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: “Lynne” Yes, but I told you I wanted a black Vette not a red one…

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Oh yeah. Everyone, the reason she called me that is I told her she looked very nice, and she was the smartest person I’d ever met. Then I gave her a new Corvette that I bought her as a belated birthday present. She has trouble expressing her immense gratitude sometimes, so she called me that name…

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: “Lynne” PETE! You forgot to mention WHY I called you that….. why you little…@#$%&

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