I received email from the friendly Verizon folks telling me I was eligible for a phone upgrade. My Palm TREO is no longer supported by Palm, and my son the phone/computer guru tells me the operating system on the Palm “Centro” is the same as the TREO operating system, so I can just move everything over (calendar, contacts), continue to sync with Outlook, etc. The really good part is that this phone is about half the size of the TREO. The really GREAT part is that I can re-up on insurance against Chase’s smartphone fetish.
Whooo Hooo! The cost of the new phone is ZERO. The insurance is what it is was on the TREO (before they canceled me), my plan stays the same — just two more years. Since I’ve been with Air Touch/Verizon for nearly 20 years, that’s okay. Eat your heart out, Chase — you don’t scare me anymore!