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Net Increase

January 19th, 2022 at 03:57 pm

I got my SS payment today, and my net increase is $112.  I don't think that's going to make a whole lot of difference in light of inflation, but, oh well.  I will continue just doing my best.

I ordered my free COVID tests yesterday.  I hope the package is small enough to fit inside my mailbox; otherwise, it will be left in the vestibule and could easily be stolen.  I'll have to make sure to check it often.

The 5G rollout was supposed to happen today, but it's not happening near airports.  I don't know whether I am close enough to O'Hare or Midway to be affected or not.  Anyway, my phone is working.  I have been warned by both StraightTalk and Consumer Cellular that my phone will not work with 5G -- even though my phone says it is 5G compatible and its very name is Moto G 5G.  And it's less than a year old.  I have been pushed hard to purchase a new phone, but I'm not doing it until I am convinced my phone won't work.  I'm not sure these carriers are scamming me, but I do think they may be working with information that is not correct or complete.  And both of them were VERY interested in selling me a new phone.  I dropped StraightTalk and signed up to Consumer Cellular, just to get the same story.  Ah, no.  I may be sorry, but I'm waiting.  It'll be easy enough to go to Best Buy and get a new phone, if I really have to.  Stay tuned.

2 Responses to “Net Increase”

  1. Amber Says:

    Glas you got an increase. I also ordered my tests. I agree with your inference about the phones. Every time there is an update I'm forced to get a new phone and nothing is wrong with mine, miraculously it stops working when there is a new update.
    I'm near an airport so we will see

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I heard that you have to be within a 2-mile radius of an airport to be in the 5G blackout. I am not that close. I trust that it will continue to work and the carriers who think I need a new phone are wrong.

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