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For those who are curious about, I got this e-mail yesterday:

We would firstly like to thank everyone for their support. As you are all aware we secured a deal with the Dragons for myCELLmyTERMS. We are currently in BETA in Ontario and we are expanding rapidly across Canada. Look for us in Alberta, November 15th, British Columbia by November 30th, and in Quebec and Eastern Canada by mid December. We are constantly revising and improving our site to get the best cell phone deals for our customers. Many of you have already created a proposal for wireless service. If you receive an offer that is not what you are looking for, you can use our Counter Offer feature to let the selected dealer know that you are looking for something more.

We created this Free online service for Canadians so that WE can have a voice in this Industry. We need everyone’s help to make the myCELLmyTERMS movement effective. The more people using our system, the louder our voice is. We will make the Wireless Carriers hear us! Join our ever growing community and spread the word.

myCELLmyTERMS The Best Cell Phone Deal is….. Whatever You Choose!

Well that’s very exciting to know that British Columbians should have access to this website by the end of November! My current contract doesn’t expire until next year, so I won’t be able to utilize the service until then. But hopefully some of you out there will. :)

Trimming down my cell phone bill

Ever since I moved in with BF, I’ve used my cell phone less. I just analyzed my last 4 months of usage, and I’m averaging less than 150 minutes per month – TOTAL. I use my office line to make calls during the day or e-mail friends … and during the weekends/evenings I’m usually with BF.

I currently pay $18/month for my cell phone (200 anytime minutes + unlimited weekends starting at 6pm), plus $5 for unlimited evenings (starting at 6pm) and $6 for 125 sent text messages. After all fees and crap, my bill comes to around $42. Well, I could eliminate $5 just by getting rid of unlimited evenings. And as for text messaging – well I use about 60-70 text messages/month. The $3 plan comes with 60, and the $6 plan comes with 125. So I’m kind of in the middle. I don’t want to go lower with text messaging b/c it’s too expensive if some months I end up going over.

So here’s my dilemma. Should I pay the $5/month for the security that if I did ever go over my minutes, I’d have that cushion? Or do I get rid of my cushion and go bare bones. Half of me is saying, it’s only $5. That’s a small price to pay for the security of never going over my minutes. But the other half of me is saying that I never go over my minutes, so that $5 is better off with me.

The Lunch Challenge – Week #3

So I’m into Week #3 of bringing my lunch to work, and it’s going well. I sometimes have the urge to just go out and grab Subway or a burger or something, but it passes. And it gets easier. Still, it’s sometimes hard when most people in the office go out to buy their lunch every day.

Right now, I’m eating a piece of fruit in the morning (around 11am), lunch around 1:30pm, and another piece of fruit and a granola bar around 3:30pm. Then I get hungry again around 5:30-6pm, but that’s about when we have dinner anyway.

I also used to get french vanillas from Tim Horton’s or from the 7-Eleven, but I don’t anymore. Along with not going out for lunch, I’m also not buying snacks either. No matter how delicious they are, the calories in those drinks are absolutely outrageous. The only time I do get them is if we’re grabbing breakfast at Tim’s super early in the morning before we start a long hike. That way, I can justify it. I’m consuming a lot of calories for breakfast which I don’t normally do, but I’ll be burning a million times more than that over the weekend. :)

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