Dear Cingular or AT&T or whomever you are today:
I loved you as the orange asterisk guy. When you were Cingular, I got stellar reception and never had an issue. (This time around. Back in 2001, however, I hated you with a purple passion unbridled by a thousand suns.)
However, since you have merged with the Big Brother known as AT&T, my phone has sucked. SUCKED, I tell you. Granted, it is not a fancy phone. It has no camera, plays no MP3s, and I’ve not loaded thousands of anything on to it. I don’t even really like answering the damn thing, so it has served me these many years as an alphanumeric pager.
But your “More Bars” motto does not seem to be holding. In fact, bars on both sides of my phone (battery and reception) are constantly at an all-time low. No matter how often I charge the phone, I find myself “out of network”. This drains the battery.
It does make a handsome paperweight, but I feel this is not why I make my husband pay the bill every month. I could fashion a better paperweight that does not have a monthly service charge.
Right this very moment, I have no bars on the left and only one bar on the right. I feel like you owe me more bars. (I’ll accept both Snicker and Milky Way.) Where are my bars, AT&T? Where?!
Oh, and I totally want an iPhone.
Thank you for your concern,