For months now i’ve been operating on a burner phone and using the iphone-6 in my pocket as a fancy camera and web interaction tool. It should be noted that I’ve hated the phone since before it was in my pocket. Our time together hasn’t improved the relationship.
Don’t’ judge me.
This all started years ago when Verizon claimed it was my friend and we had months and months of great times together but when I dumped them to quit my life they threw a big party and burned my things.
While I’m on the road filming Apache Blues the wife flips her old iphone onto their network and starts getting on my case to do so as well.
Couple weeks ago I drop into Verizon because we’re out running errands and I can’t think up an excuse fast enough. Sure they can jailbreak my iphone; “no problem.” and then I ask if they can port the track phone number so I don’t have to deal with that at all. “sure” But AHA! I haven’t paid the trakphone bill for the month so they can’t.
No problem, thinks I, outwitted the wife! No such luck. I buy a month of trackphone and everything is hunky dory till this week when she’s all “I want to send you pictures of our darling lovechild; get your shit together” so I go over to Verizon.
They take $17 for a sim card, so they can talk to my iphone.
They take $40 for a plan so their network can talk to my iphone.
They hand me the phone to call ATT to jailbreak my iphone? Turns out they cannot, in fact, do what they claimed, and goly gosh once the sim card’s out of the packaging they can’t take it back and well boy it isn’t the networks fault is it?
So now I don’t have a phone again, which is a win for me…
The wife might have other ideas.
I need some kind of IMEI code that can be uploaded to apple’s “okay” list. Somehow this isn’t reassuring.