Man, I hope it wasn’t the wrong decision.

Ordered a cellphone and plan. Hoping for the best. Probably nothing could satisfy me, coming back from the most wireless country in the world, repleat with slide phones, where you can ask your waiter at a restaurant to charge it for you and all incoming calls are free.

I particularly enjoyed this item of the contract:

BUT IF YOU CANCEL SERVICE OR BREACH THE AGREEMENT BEFORE YOUR TERM ENDS, YOU AGREE THAT THE RESULTING HARM TO US IS IMPRACTICABLE OR EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO MEASURE AND YOU AGREE TO PAY US IN ADDITION TO AMOUNTS OWED, AS A REASONABLE ESTIMATE OF OUR HARM, A $200 CANCELLATION FEE PER NUMBER .

However “impracticable” the harm of my theoretical service termination may be to the corporate corpus of [insert name of service provider], the harm to me if I am stranded on Rt. 45 after an unfortunate cow-meets-auto mishap, will be quite measureable. Quite.  So let’s hope for the best.

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