Anyway, at the time of this purchase, I re-upped my cell phone plan with Sprint. It’s not that I especially like Sprint or anything, but you know, they gave me a pretty reasonable plan five years ago, and so I just sort of kept it. The only thing I don’t like about my plan is that it comes with a spending limit (regardless of when my bill is actually due), that I am not allowed to exceed. And while I pretty much haven’t exceed the limit EVER IN FIVE YEARS, any time I come near it, I start getting automated messages letting me know.
Originally, an automated voice would call me about three times a day to let me know my spending limit was near. But when I got my new phone with such new-fangled features as TEXT MESSAGING (hello, 2003!), I was happy to learn that I would no longer get annoying phone calls about my limit. Instead, I would just get annoying texts.
I received the first such message this morning. And while it is less annoying than an actual phone call, I find it utterly bewildering. It read:
To make a payment and avoid exceeding your spending limit, please call 866-378-1477. For your convenience we delayed delivery of this message.
Awesome. Maybe now my Outlook calendar will start sending me reminders for meetings I don't need to attend that took place last week. Would be about as convenient.