December 13th, 2002

real Alice

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OK, so I'm a bit poll-crazy, but I need your help here.

I get to trade my current cellphone in for FREE (so don't give me any crap about how I don't need to spend money on a new phone right now, cause it's not costing me pfffffft!).

I would like to stick with Verizon, cause I am pleased with their customer service. But I need a plan with free roaming, & their most workable plan with my needs is $80/mo. (I am going to be canceling my landline, so I need a plan with lots of anytime minutes.).

Sprint has some pretty good phones with their new vision plans, but it drives me nuts that you have to go online to view/send text messages (even though the "net" is supposedly covered in your monthly price), whereas with the other companies, the text messages are just on the net needed. But their new phones ARE awesome (but would NOT be free). I don't know if their plans with free roaming/free long distance/approx. 1000 anytime minutes are reasonable.

T-Mobile has some great deals, & also has the Motorola T720 (they were even offering theirs with a free camera attachment!), but people wonder how good they are because they are still a relatively NEW company...but hey, Catherine Zeta-Jones wouldn't steer us wrong, would she? However....I'd have to pay for a T-Mobile phone, too.

AT & T had a really good "minutes without limits" promotional plan, but I think that ended. They are coming out with cool phones, too.

I like the high tech "ooooooooh, that's such a cool phone" phones. The more it "does," the more I like it. I want a phone for which you can download ringtones & screensavers (even if you have to pay for them). I want the color LCD screen.

Verizon is obviously the best deal for me right now, since the trade-in would be free. So....

Poll #83377 Cell phones

Should I trade in my current phone for a......?

Motorola T720
Audiovox CMD9500
Samsung A310
none of the above/other

What Verizon phone should I get instead if you answered "none of the above/other?"

Should I stick with Verizon or go with Sprint, T-Mobile, or AT & T? I need a good text message plan, free long distance, free roaming, at least 1000 anytime, & unlimited night/weekends (Verizon offers 1000 mobile-to-mobile, & most of my friends have Verizon).

Stick with Verizon
Go with Sprint
Go with T-Mobile
Go with AT & T

Is there another Los Angeles-available mobile phone company you'd suggest

Comments? Suggestions?

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real Alice

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I went back to the doctor today. They asked me TWICE if I was paying off my outstanding balance. I told them I had already mailed a check (I had!).

Inexplicably, they made my appointment with the wrong doctor. My medical card says Dr. Elizabeth Reeves. I prefer female dotors because I find them to be more sensitive. But she's sooo popular, I have NEVER been able to get an appointment with her. So I have always seen Dr. Paul Lee. I saw Dr. Lee 5 weeks ago with this stuff, so I wanted to follow up with him. But they made the appointment with Dr. Reeves! Weird! And a bit irritating.

But she meant business. After telling her that I had felt bad for 6 weeks, & off & on....some days I felt great & "healed," somedays I felt awful, like something the cat dragged in. So she ordered a complete blood work-up, in particularly testing for Epstein-Barr virus. Interesting....I believe I tested positive for that back around 1992. Epstein-Barr is connected with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. That would most CERTAINLY explain a lot. I am a perky, bubbly person, who can turn it "on" when I need to, such as when I am performing, or with a group of friends (like at my b'day party). But other times, I just feel drained. I am typically low energy. I am running a constant low grade fever...some headaches...all symptoms of EB. It would also explain why I get sick so often. EB basically means you have a supressed immune system. I am more likely to get sick if someone around me is, etc. That would explain why I went from the flu to bronchitis, to walking pneumonia, to pinkeye, to the stomach virus, etc. I just catch everything. My dad thinks I have "premature baby syndrome," which to him means that since I was so early, my body wasn't able to create it's own anti-bodies to fight things off....creating a weakened immune system. I suppose that's possible, too. Who knows?

It's really too early to speculate. It may NOT be EB. My blood work may come back 100% normal...and then where will I be? SOMETHING is wrong with me....I was telling someone, I don't care if they tell me I have something awful, as long as I finally KNOW what's wrong with me. It's the knowing SOMETHING is wrong but not knowing WHAT that kills me.
I should find out the results on Thursday.

Some info, not all necessarily relevant...

And hey, if I DON'T have it, you just educated yourself on something you probably didn't know anything about.... :-)
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