Tuesday, 12 April 2016

2007 Hyundai Sonata Stereo Wiring

This is a fast follow-up to my original post, 2007 Hyundai Sonata Aux Input. I saved up all my allowance money (i.e. I wasn't between jobs) and purchased a new stereo unit with Bluetooth so I could make and accept calls more safely on the road. Here's everything I bought to make this happen:

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Why I switched to WIND, and then came right back

I had been a content customer of one of the "Big 3" for well over a decade. I was grandfathered in on a $55 month-to-month contract with Fav 10 unlimited calling, unlimited texting, 300 minutes, and 1GB of data. It was enough. As my work responsibilities changed, however, I started feeling aggravated by the extra fees showing up on my bill each month. Conference call went long? Surprise! +$20 on your bill. Supporting a team member in the US over iMessage and suddenly all your messages switch to SMS? Surprise! +$15.

Now, there are a lot of arguments that can be made here, starting with why I don't have a work phone... but that's not what this post is about. I wanted freedom. I wanted to not have to think about who I called or communicated with and how much extra that was costing me. I felt I was paying a fair amount for low-mid range services, and since I had been a loyal paying customer for so long, and hadn't given them lots of pressure for "free" stuff, I should be able to at least switch to unlimited Canada-wide calling and international texts.